If British style has one signature, it has to be the trainer. Over the past few decades, trainers have steadily claimed their reputation as an effortlessly cool shoe that more than deserves to be sported outside the gym. Comfortable, durable and surprisingly versatile, trainers have become the de facto shoe for daywear, with influencers, editors and street style stars alike all proving that the right pair can work equally well with jeans and skirts, tailored trousers and flowing dresses.
But with the growing popularity of trainers, and the seemingly endless number of styles available, there has also become a new game of trying to unpack which pairs carry serious fashion points. You don’t have to be a hardcore sneakerhead to know that there are certain status symbol trainers that carry more fashion weight than others.