THE MAN’S GUIDE TO … THE TRAINERS YOU NEED FOR 2015
If you’re anything like us, you have to have the latest trainers. More of a collector’s item that any other piece of menswear, the humble trainer is as much appreciated in pride of place on a shelf as it is when it adorns your foot.
Which trainers should you add to your ever-growing collection this year? Read on to find out.
If you don’t already own a pair of Rockrunners, make these your first purchase. Valentino’s signature pyramid studs are a lot more subtle than on your girlfriend’s sandals, neatly trimming the heel of the shoe. The colour palette is as elegant as they come, making these the ideal choice for fusing formal and casual wear.
You’ve probably already got a statement pair of Zanotti hi-tops and a simple pair of black or white low-tops in your collection, right? This season, they introduce a new mid-top style that utilises the newly redesigned sole shape. You’ll be kicking yourself if you don’t snatch a pair up.
It’s all about the fabric with Android Homme, and whilst we love their rich velvet and quilted suede designs, it’s this pair of woven trainers that have really got us excited. From a distance, they’re a classic pair of light grey trainers with a streamlined silhouette and a clean white sole. Upon closer inspection, the intricately woven texture is a work of art.
A bold statement hi-top should always be on your wish-list – we can’t get enough of them! Versace Collection’s multi-zip designs perfectly encapsulate how embellishments are toning down slightly. The gold-toned hardware is kept to a minimum, with the focus on the striking zipped stripes. Wear with slim-fit jeans to induce envy from your fellow collectors.
There is always room in your wardrobe for a classic white trainer. Last year’s resurrection of simple white Stan Smiths has left room for an array of brands to experiment with clean white minimalism. Armani Jeans have opted for an easy-to-wear low-top design, accented only with a discreet perforation across the side panels, interwoven with their logo (again, in white). Keep these pristine white and they’ll keep you looking fresh.
We love a boldly hued sneaker, and this season no one does this better than Lanvin. The ultimate masculine design combines a striking colour combination of cobalt and black with a powerful silhouette. These trainers aren’t for the faint-hearted.