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The Wishlist: Spring's Best Trainers

The Wishlist: Spring's Best Trainers

Narrowing down the season’s luxury sneaker offering to five of the best pairs is no easy task, but we’ve done it. Trainers are now, generally speaking, the modern man’s preferred form of footwear. The style’s elevation from the realms of sportswear to the wardrobes of the world’s most influential and stylish men is no longer headline news, but it’s still worth taking a moment and thanking the athleisure revolution for their rise. They’ve moved beyond the confines of casual day wear, transcending their athletic origins, and you’re now just as likely to see them paired with expertly tailored suit trousers as you are a pair of sweats. Gone are the days of being refused entry for wearing trainers. Well, at least if you’re wearing a pair from our wishlist, anyway. Fix up and look sharp with our edit of the season’s most coveted classic and sporting styles, from the likes of Moncler, Gucci and Saint Laurent.

THE WEBBED LOW TOP

Footwear doesn’t get more trim than these Gucci New Ace Web trainers. Soft, white Italian leather has been finished with a snake effect heel and the iconic Gucci web stripe. They’re the gold standard of classic low top trainers, and a seriously luxe wardrobe essential every man should own.

THE SUEDE SNEAKER

Minimalist and sporty, Saint Laurent’s signature ‘SL/06 Court Classic’ sneakers have been given a black suede update for spring. There aren’t many names other than our own we’d be happy to have emblazoned on the tongues of our trainers, but Mr. Saint Laurent is one of them.

THE ATHLETIC SILHOUETTE

Feeling sporty? Moncler’s Emilien low tops should sate any athletic urges you might have before you even break a sweat. A contemporary neoprene upper and rubber sole have been finished with the brand’s iconic tricolour detailing. Modern footwear with heritage.

THE STUDDED SNEAKER

Valentino’s all black leather Rockstud Untitled trainers are guarantee to make an impact. Combining a sports aesthetic with signature Valentino detailing, when high fashion meets streetwear, the results are rarely as good as these.

THE WHITE HIGH TOP

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Giuseppe Zanotti is a master of casual (and formal) footwear. Smooth white leather gives these polished sneakers a classic appearance, whilst the high top silhouette and zip details are cool and contemporary. It’s how we get our kicks.

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