Comfort has been the key to 2020 dressing. Over the past year we’ve embraced sweats and loose-fitting items in favour of more restrictive workwear. And the trend is set to continue with homeworking likely to be the norm into 2021. So be ready for action and put your best foot forward with these designer trainers for men.
Valentino Garavani – Climbers Logo-print Leather And Mesh Trainers
Garavani’s Climbers trainers made their debut at the SS19 catwalk show. Here they’ve been reimagined for winter 20/21 in a vibrant colour scheme of ivory white, grey, orange and black. Made in Italy from leather and mesh panels with a wide lacing system, these statement trainers have a printed logo and chunky sculpted rubber sole.
Ami – Ami De Coeur-Embroidered Panelled Leather Trainers
Embroidered at the heels with the label’s Ami de Coeur logo (a reference to AMI’s friendship homage) these neutral trainers are exclusive to the MATCHESFASHION brand. They’re crafted in Portugal from cream leather complemented by suede and mesh panels in darker tones. They also feature a logo-jacquard tongue label and chunky sole.
Balenciaga – Track Panelled Trainers
If you fancy a slightly retro, yet contemporary design, check out Balenciaga’s silver Track trainers with reflective accents. Demna Gvasalia’s creation is crafted from laser-cut panels containing a mesh base. These meet at the front in a comfy rounded toe and yellow accents and are finished with reflective typeface logos at the side.
Gucci – 1977 Gg-jacquard Web-stripe Trainers
Those who love to be seen in luxury brands will enjoy wearing these unmistakably Gucci blue canvas trainers. The style is based on the fashion house’s 1970s tennis shoes and is made in Italy. They’re patterned with a white GG-jacquard logo and trimmed with the iconic green and red web stripe which was inspired by the straps on traditional horse saddles.
Burberry – Arthur Overshoe Ripstop And Suede Trainers
Dazzling in crisp white ripstop and suede, these trainers are deceptively hard-wearing. The look is finished with a chunky, cross-detailed tread sole, creating a nod to the famed Burberry check. Taking inspiration from the kind of all-weather gear synonymous with the brand’s storied heritage, the Arthur is perfect for all seasons.
Alexander Mcqueen – Raised-sole Low-Top Leather Trainers
Exuding urban chic, Alexander McQueen’s black low-top trainers are crafted in Italy from smooth calf leather. Exaggerated white rubber soles are an edgy signature of the London label, shaped to a round toe. They’re finished with glamorous gold logo prints at the tongue and heel, along with retro perforated sides.
Rick Owens – X Veja Pierre Knitted-Upper Trainers
Rick Owens and Veja have collaborated to create these contemporary black Pierre trainers. They’re a super eco choice – the uppers are knitted from yarn made using recycled plastic bottles and set on soles fashioned from sustainably harvested Amazonian rainforest rubber. The trainers are Hallmarked with a V logo and fitted with a pull loop at the heel for easy removal. They have a cushioned interior to ensure premium comfort.
Brunello Cucinelli – Leather And Suede Trainers
Another environmentally-minded design comes from Brunello Cucinelli. Responsibly sourced and constructed materials are at the heart of this brand’s ethics. These trainers are made in Italy from smooth topstitched leather along with grey suede trims, all resting on raised rubber soles. Internal perforations provide ventilation – ideal for sport and warmer climes.
Dolce & Gabbana Logo-Appliqué Leather Trainers
Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have a fondness for sportswear as observed in their chic yet practical creations. Featuring a round-toe profile these trainers are finished with black typeface logo appliqués at the inner, back heel and outer toecap. Wear them to lunch with a pair of skinny jeans, or for a stylish gym session.
Bottega Veneta – Seamless Leather Trainers
Opt for a slightly smarter vibe with Bottega Veneta’s khaki-green seamless trainers. The clean lines and minimalism reflect designer Daniel Lee’s modern take on casual wear. They’re crafted in Italy from smooth leather and subtly hallmarked with a chic logo-debossed tongue. The inside is finished in white leather with a matching white insole and sole.
Moncler – New Monaco Leather Trainers
Known chiefly for its ski wear, the Alpine brand has been blazing a style trail since its inception in the 1950s. These versatile New Monaco trainers come in a minimal, black silhouette, making them a useful wardrobe staple. The house-hallmark logo plaque is found as a rubber patch on the tongue, while a tricolour branding tab is tastefully embroidered onto the side of the shoe.
Prada. – America’s Cup Xl Patent Leather And Mesh Trainers
Brighten up winter days with Prada’s red and grey America’s Cup trainers. The bold design is reminiscent of the yachting shoe silhouette first designed in 1996 for the Luna Rossa team’s sailing race kit. Featuring a thick white midsole and flat laces at the front, they’re finished with eye-catching panels of patent leather and silver grey mesh, alongside an embroidered logo patch.