The 12 best trainers and sneakers for men

Trainers and sneakers are a multi billion dollar industry. There are so many people out there who collect so many trainers and sneakers. There are some great brands out there that really make some great pairs that last a long time. You can also get some trainers that look good, cost a lot but disappoint you later on. These 12 trainers and sneakers we have pick will not let you down and some of them should be your essentials.
12] Converse 
These ‘Jack Purcell’ sneakers are one of Converse’s original designs and are differentiated by the unmistakable royal-blue ‘smiles’ embedded at the front of the white soles. Made from grey two-ply canvas, this latest pair is built on Ortholite footbeds that are embedded with Nike Zoom Air Technology for ultra-supportive cushioning and long-lasting comfort. Converse are a great pair of trainers and you can get many colours. There are leather options available that are also very nice.
11] Asics
ASICS are a great pair of trainers that are known for being very comfortable. Asics have collaborated with Japanese label monkey time to rework its iconic ‘Gel-Lyte’ trainers. These retro runners are constructed from panels of suede and smooth leather in classic black for a smarter appearance, making them suitable for a variety of occasions. They have spongy neoprene linings for comfort and are set on gripped rubber soles elevated with a marble-effect pattern at the heel that nods to a ‘Light and Shadows’ theme.
10] New Balance
These are well built English trainers that are very comfortable. These New Balance’s ‘990’ trainers are built using highly responsive ABZORB cushioning, as well as ENCAP technology to provide exceptional support. You’ll find the trainer works particularly well with with slim fit jeans or some joggers.
9] Nike 
Nike – King of Trainers and sneakers. Nike’s ‘Match Classic’ sneakers are a modern revision of ’70s tennis shoes. The uppers are made from brushed ‘hairy’ suede, a material that gives the black hue tonal and textural variation, and they’re set on sturdy rubber soles. Discreetly embroidered swooshes and a minimalist profile make them a hit with smarter trousers. They are a good looking pair of sneakers.
8] Moncler
Moncler is a leader in technical outerwear like jackets, and designs its sneakers with the same commitment to performance and durability. This ‘Horace’ pair has been made in Italy from panels of navy suede and white mesh for breathability. Elasticated trims at the sides boost support and flexibility, as well as imparting an undeniably sporty feel. Moncler seem to have done a good job.
7] Lavnin
Lanvin’s sneakers give the classic street style shoe a more sophisticated guise. This pair is constructed from soft beige suede and detailed with smooth leather cap-toes to accentuate the sleek profile. The gripped rubber soles ensure traction with every step. They are a luxurious pair of sneakers that will really add some colour to your wardrobe.
6] Valentino
There is just something very nice about this pair of sneakers. Valentino’s sneakers have attained near-cult status and the house’s dynamic colourways rarely disappoint. This pair of the brand’s classic sports shoe has been made in Italy from breathable black mesh and trimmed with grey suede and burgundy leather. The studded rubber heel guards are a signature and speak to the brand’s attention to detail. Beautiful aren’t they.

5] Nike Air Odyssey

We told you Nike were the king of trainers and sneakers. These Nike ‘Air Odyssey LX’ sneakers are crafted from slick black leather and detailed with matching wool panels, giving the signature athletic style a distinctive update. The rubber soles are heavily cushioned for an unbeatable tread, while gum inserts enhance traction on wet terrain. Wear this all-round pair with anything from chinos to sweatpants.

4] Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss are a well know designer brand that make some great apparel. These Boss Green trainers feature a breathable mesh upper, Lace-up design, Branded tongue and cuff and are padded to provide that extra comfort. It has a signature Hugo Boss logo to the side, features a slim sole and can be worn with many items of clothing.

3] Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent brings a considered touch to streetwear with these black high-top sneakers. This sleek athletic style has contrast red panels for a welcome hit of colour and cushioned rubber soles to ensure a comfortable step. They have been crafted in Italy from fine leather to the brand’s exacting standards. These sneakers will definitely turn heads with that sharp red. Try them with joggers or some jeans.

2] Maison Margiela

These a gorgeous pair sneakers. Maison Margiela’s signature ‘Replica’ sneakers are modelled on an original archived design from the ’70s. This latest iteration has muted navy suede and leather uppers stitched to tan rubber soles, which give them an authentically retro look. The blue sitting on the beige really bring these trainers to life and they can also bring your look to life. Match them with jeans and a t-shirt for a really cool look.

1] Common Projects


These Common Projects Trainers should be a staple in your collection. They are well built, designed and look really good. They have a minimalist design with a superior construction. The white version is perfect for creating crisp city-smart looks and can be worn with denim jeans and just about anything else. Fans return to Common Projects for the brand’s clean, minimalist style and superior construction, both of which are demonstrated by the black leather ‘Original Achilles’ sneakers. The design is one of the label’s most popular, and has no detailing, save for the sleek signature golden stamp on the heels. They are a great pair that are a must have.

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