17 Mar 19
DESIGNER trainers are the hottest statement around right now, with sports luxe trends reigning fashion.
Trainers are no longer reserved for exercising and to be comfy on your commute, now people keep them on at work, especially when they’re designer.
(left to right) Gigi Hadid in Balenciaga Triple S trainers, Kourtney Kardashian in Gucci’s Ace plimsolls and Rita Ora
From the Balenciaga Triple S to Gucci’s Ace plimsolls, there are countless instagrammable sneakers turning everyone’s heads right now.
Those sought-after Triple S’ have a star-studded following from Rihanna to Kendall Jenner while Gucci’s webbed styles are loved by the likes of Kourtney Kardashian and Alessandra Ambrosio.
But, at around £500 a pop, you might think the designer trainers trend is dependent on budget…
That’s where you’re wrong! You can find entry level styles for around £100 and if that’s still too much, the high street have a huge range of replicas.
Here are the best designer trainers to buy now for less. You’re welcome sneakerheads.
You don’t need to invest hundreds to get on the chunky sneaker wave, just look at these super sleek Calvin Klein Jeans babies for less than £150!
From the bungee sole to the rubber pods and mesh upper, these finesse the trendy sports-tech vibe. We’re obsessed with the all-black colourway and Calvin Klein Jeans white branding on the side too.
Very offer free delivery and returns! So you have no excuse not to grab them.
Calvin Klein Jeans Maya Mesh Bungee Trainers, £130 from Very.co.uk – buy here
Monogram has been revived with fashion’s noughties comeback, so these Tommy Jeans trainers are bang on trend.
Crafted from a taupe suede and white faux leather, they feature a monogram printed sole.
Priced at a tenth of most high fashion sneakers, you can’t complain!
Suede Mix Contrast Panel Trainers, £85 from Tommy – buy here
Can’t afford Kylie Jenner’s fave Balenciaga Speed Runners? Fear not, Calvin Klein have some sock trainers for under £200!
Made from neoprene, these sneakers conform to your feet for a cosy fit. Branded with the iconic Calvin Klein logo in a discreet, tonal print and set on a bright white platform sole, they’re a real fashion statement.
If you sign up to Farfetch you can even get 10% off your first order, or if you’re already signed up, refer a friend for another 10% off! Don’t say we never gave you anything…
Calvin Klein Jeans Neoprene Boots, £169 from Farfetch – buy here
McQueen platform trainers are another hot craze right now but for more purse-friendly platforms, look to the brand’s more accessible McQ diffusion line.
These plimsolls are set on a statement platform sole and printed all-over with the brand’s signature swallow motif.
These are a fabulous spring/summer wardrobe addition. Wear them with double denim and florals for a cute springtime look.
MCQ Alexander McQueen Swallow Plimsoll Low Top Trainers, £145 from Flannels – buy here
A huge instagrammable trend right now is everything and anything monogram. Which is why we’re loving these Coach trainers.
Crafted from a coated canvas and leather, the jacquard upper is woven with the designer label’s iconic ‘C’ motif.
Team them with a relaxed black suit for a trendy day in the office or wear them with a velour tracksuit for early 2000 Paris Hilton vibes.
Coach C121 Logo-Print Canvas And Leather Trainers, £125 from Selfridges – buy here
Everyone loves box fresh white designer creps, and Guess have some for under £80!
These leather trainers are logomania defined; they’re embroidered with the brand’s lettering on the side, printed with it on the tongue and turn to reveal two flashy silver tabs centred with its iconic question mark motif.
We say go full Guess with these on – big shades, lots of snake-print and diamantes, JLo style.
Guess Cestin3 Logo Cupsole Trainers, £75 from House of Fraser – buy here
High street replicas
We can always rely on the high street to come through with some almost identical copies of high fashion designs.
Sneaker trends are no exception, with chunky silhouettes, webbed plimsolls and other sports-tech vibes flooding fast fashion brands.
There’s so many out there, but these are our favourites for under £50.
(top left clockwise)
Black Panelled Curved Sole Chunky Trainers, £25.99 from New Look – buy here
Black Side Stripe And Diamante Lace Up Plimsolls, £22.99 from New Look – buy here
Casablanca Chunky Trainers, £42 from Topshop – buy here
White Stripe Side Lace Up Plimsolls, £32 from River Island – buy here
Chicago Lace Up Trainers, £39 from Topshop – buy here
Not sure designer trainers are for you? We’ve got you covered with our round-up of best trainers for women.
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