10 best men’s trainers

Our trainer obsession shows no sign of waning, but with wait lists, drop dates, re-sales and actual physical queues for the humble shoe, we all need a little help navigating the sneaker world. To make it easier to get the sneaks you love pronto, we’ve collated a list of our new favourite pairs. Really, there’s no need to thank us…


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1. Chunky

Dune Tokyo Chunky Sole Oversized Trainers


It’d have been pretty hard to miss the chunky trainer trend, but even harder to miss are the shoes themselves whereby the rule is the more bulbous, the better. We wholeheartedly approve.

Dune, Tokyo Chunky Sole Oversized Trainers, £90


2. Minimalist

Camper Runner Four Perforated Detail Trainers


If you feel lost in the sea of excellent minimalist sneakers, let us intro you to these ones which we are almost 100% sure will go with everything your current and future self will own.

Camper, Runner Four Perforated Detail Trainers, £99


3. Ugly

Dune Tanzanite Chunky Sole Mesh Panel Trainers


Ugly trainers continue to be a key trend and this pair with its pops of garishness and beefy construction are a thing of beauty.

Dune, Tanzanite Chunky Sole Mesh Panel Trainers, £90


4. All-rounder

New Balance 247 V2 Trainers


Universally loved for looking – and feeling – great, New Balance are a crowd-pleasing sneak if ever we knew one.

New Balance, 247 V2 Trainers, £79.99


5. Anime

PS By Paul Smith Striped Sneakers


Anime is officially a trend and nowhere is it more appropriate to channel than in a pair of trainers worthy of their own manga character.

PS By Paul Smith, Striped Sneakers, £165


6. Black

Vivienne Westwood Derby Trainer


These are the kind of trainers your friends will casually ask where you got them from, pretending like they know already, while at the same time frantically scrolling on their iPhone to snap them up themselves.

Vivienne Westwood, Derby Trainers, £290


7. Iconic

Converse All Star Hi Trainers


‘If it ain't broke, don't fix it,’ as the saying goes, which feels almost penned for this particular iteration of Converse, which has stood the test of time from basketball courts to Instagram feeds.

Converse, All Star Hi Trainers, £52.99


8. Hiking

Kurt Geiger London Brighton Trainers


Hiking shoes have waded their way over to the trainer arena, giving us new kicks with tough laces and constructions worthy of hillside jaunts (or Tube line dashes).

Kurt Geiger London, Brighton Trainers, £139


9. Sole-ful

Dune Tourmaline Neoprene Sock Chunky Trainers


Combining comfy textures and a pleasingly toothy sole, these trainers hit many a trend button in one deft move.

Dune, Tourmaline Neoprene Sock Chunky Trainers, £90


10. Updated

Vans Era Trainers


Revamping a classic shoe into an of-the-moment opinion divider is precisely what Vans have done here. “They’re a bit out-there,” you say, secretly adding them to your basket.

Vans, Era Trainers, £56.99