Trainers are very much the kind of shoe you can wear all year round. But with a very rainy few months, plus the very long winter we had, I've not had much reason to put anything on my feet other than boots. When it comes to the summer, then, I'm pretty happy to delve into my wardrobe and reach for my beloved sneaker collection. True, plenty of us love to wear sandals non-stop when the very hot weather appears. But for those in between temperatures, trainers are perfect.
The question is, however, which ones are best for wearing with your summer dresses, skirts, and jeans? As someone who owns lots of different styles of trainers, I have narrowed down my favourites for the summer months. You don't need to own them all but if you're after a decent pair of sneakers for July onwards, we've got you covered. Keep scrolling to see the four best summer trainers.
1. Basic White Trainers
Basic white sneakers are very much the Ronseal of the trainer world. They are an evergreen trainer that looks great with jeans, linen trousers, and floral dresses.
RE/DONE 70s Canvas Sneakers (£335)
Givenchy City Leather Sneakers (£525)
Converse Chuck 70 Breezy Mesh Sneakers (£75)
Reebok Ad Court Trainers in White (£70)
Palladium Palla Ace Low Top Trainers in Star White (£70)
Vagabond Judy Flatform Trainers in White Leather (£100)
Adidas Skateboarding 3mc Vulc Trainers in White (£55)
2. Classic High-Tops
If you love the silhouette of your ankle boots, then high-tops might just be for you. My personal preference is a pair of Converse that I love with skirts and cropped jeans.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70 Canvas High-Top Sneakers (£70)
Adidas Originals Top Ten Embroidered Primeblue High-Top Sneakers (£75)
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70 Canvas High-Top Sneakers (£75)
Christian Louboutin Louis White Leather Hi-Top Sneakers (£595)
Vans Sk8-HI Platforms 2.0 Trainers in White (£70)
3. Dad Sneakers
Want something more directional? Good news, dad sneakers are still on trend.
New Balance Made in USA 992 Suede and Mesh Trainers (£200)
Balenciaga Track 2 Logo-Detailed Metallic Mesh and Rubber Sneakers (£695)
New Balance 2002 Leather Sneakers (£130)
Lacoste Ace Lift Leather Chunky Marble Trainers in White and Blue (£100)
adidas Ozweego (£85)
Veja Venturi Trainers (£130)
Saucony Azura 2000 Trainers (£199)
4. Vintage-Style Trainers
A trainer that has been growing in popularity for some time is the vintage-style sneaker. Thanks to the likes of New Balance and Loewe, the retro runner is back. Pair with minimalist pieces for a cool summer look.
Nike Internationalist (£89)
New Balance 574 Trainers (£75)
Adidas Originals Gazelle Trainers in Sand (£70)
Adidas Originals Zx Trainers in Beige (£75)
Loewe Flow Logo-Appliquéd Leather and Suede Sneakers (£575)
Rag & Bone Retro Runner Suede and Leather-Trimmed Recycled Mesh Sneakers (£185)
Isabel Marant Beth Logo-Print Suede-Trimmed Leather Sneakers (£285)
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