While once upon at time sneakers were just purpose-serving sports shoes, this collection of men’s trainers shows how this style of footwear now serves trendsetters both on and off the field.

Go-to favourites: men’s trainers

Choose a good pair of day-to-day trainers for men as you’ll be spending a lot of time in them. Retro, minimally constructed canvas lace-ups with a rounded rubber toe and wide-set laces are great with rolled-up cotton trousers and a striped T-shirt. For something with a little more terrain-tackling potential, look for thick, grippy soles and tough leather or synthetic uppers in earthy or khaki green hues. Multicolour styles work well with a graphic tee, or go for men’s sneakers in black or white to create a monochrome look. For the super active, try sporty styles with a substantial sole and springy heel.

The luxe end of men’s trainers

While hard-nosed gym coaches of yesteryear might scoff, the lowly trainer has now reached the runway and is capable of helping you pull off high-fashion looks. Luxurious and unusual materials feature across this collection of trainers for men, including snakeskin effect leather, suede and even corduroy. Concept trainers feature deconstructed or layered uppers, hollowed-out heels and a mish-mash of materials - team with plain black jeans and a longline T-shirt to let them stand out. Some designers featured across this collection of trainers for men give the shoe an original graphic design or pattern, lending your look a one-off, exclusive feel. High-tops, often featuring side-zips for easy pulling on, give a hint of hip-hop cool when combined with skinnies and a snapback.

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