5 trainer styles worth owning

On the market for a new pair of kicks? Before splurging out on this year’s ‘must-haves’, here are five types of trainers that’ll always remain stylish no matter the season.

The runner

In recent years the running trainer has become a popular staple-piece within many students’ wardrobes - and it’s easy to see why. Lightweight, slim and boasting an unrivalled level of comfort, the runner not only performs well in the gym, but also looks good with tapered jeans or sports shorts. Another key feature is that they can be slipped onto your feet with minimal effort, meaning that they’re ideal to own when getting ready for those early morning lectures.

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All-white canvas

Versatile and trend-proof, the all-white sneaker is your go-to for almost any occasion. Made famous on the tennis court by the likes of Fred Perry, this type of sneaker is now ubiquitous from designer stores to the high-street as they can be worn with jeans, shorts, chinos, suit trousers or just about anything else. Clean lines and a fuss-free design ensure that they’re the epitome of understated cool.

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Although you can’t beat a pristine pair of white kicks, the regular cleaning it needs can sometimes be a hassle when you’ve got an overloaded schedule during term time. For something that’s chic yet requires minimal maintenance, opt for some triple-black trainers. Just as easy to match with outfits as their white counterparts are, they can also come in handy when undertaking a part-time job as many companies require their employees to wear muted footwear.

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A classic pair of Adidas

Thrown onto the UK fashion scene due to the terrace style of the Eighties, the iconic three-striped trainers are an essential when it comes to any sneaker list. With its heritage design and stripped-back aesthetic, a pair of understated Adidas Munchen will help add a subtle throwback vibe to any ensemble. Pair with a track top for maximum impact.

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Vans skate shoes

When it comes to shopping as a student it’s all about getting value for money, and few shoes can trump Vans in that department. Why? Although they were originally made for donning on the half-pipe, Vans’ offerings quickly became a street-style must-have due to their combination of super-casual style and hard-wearing canvas uppers that are durable even throughout the harshest of weather. The best of the lot is perhaps the Vans Sk8-hi trainer primarily because of its sleek, yet sturdy, silhouette that can be worn from spring until winter. Better still, the more battered they look, the better.

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