Trainers for the sophisticate

Wearing trainers doesn’t come as naturally to me as a woman with such a smart, sophisticated style. Which is why planning my outfit for a grime event (Eskimo Dance) was challenging, as I was unsure what to wear in the shoe department. Being me, I wore high heeled ankle boots from Zara, which my feet didn’t thank me for. And so, I was inspired to create an edit of elegant and refined non-wedged trainers that will certainly be a more wearable and equally stylish option for a similar event in the future. The price points of these range from high street options to more high end designer styles. I hope this trainer edit inspires those of you who might be in similar situations, or simply need a relaxed and comfy alternative to typically smart female footwear.


(Image: Harvey Nichols)

Axel Arigato
Taupe python-effect leather trainers




(Image: Harvey Nichols)

Charlotte Olympia

Kiss Me off white leather trainers




(Image: ASOS)

Steve Madden Emuse grey suede slip on lux trainers



(Image: Lyst)

New Balance 300 white/red suede trainers



(Image: Zara)

Shiny sneakers


Jimmy Choo Miami low top trainers

(Image: Jimmy Choo)

Jimmy Choo Miami trainers


Giuseppe Zanotti reneta snake-embossed leather trainer Selfrid

(Image: Selfridges)

Giuseppe Zanotti reneta snake-embossed leather trainers



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