While sports brands have long had a stake in the low-top game, designer labels are increasingly turning to the look that works equally well with jeans and calf-grazing dresses. Here, our pick of the loveliest low-tops…
The off-duty all-rounder
Minimal in design, Diesel’s S-CLEVER trainer contrasts sleek leather and a double-textured rubber sole with a fluorescent heel panel and logo-ed tongue. A handy back tab, meanwhile, makes for ultra-easy sliding on and slipping off. Self-assured and unfussy, they effortlessly bridge the divide between dynamic statement piece and tireless everyday essential.
The casual-cool classic
The iconic tennis shoes gets the KARL LAGERFELD treatment. Crafted from supple cow leather, the timeless Kourt Karl Kocktail lace-up features a cute rubber graphic and minimalist logo branding at the back ankle. With a round toe-line and rubber sole, it’s a classic design that will see you stylishly through from one season to the next.
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City trainer 2
Camouflage-pattern trainers with calf-leather trims
Kupsole Kocktail lo lace
The cult hero
Lifted directly from Lacoste’s design archives, the G80 OG champions tennis heritage with an 80s court silhouette. Supple nubuck leather and sport-inspired mesh defines the upper, while a rubber outsole ensures both comfort and grip. Signature branding on the moulded rubber lace tag finishes the look, enhancing the retro mood.
The urban icon
Built to brave the concrete jungle, the Italian-made Mirage Tenn from BOSS features cool camouflage patterning and calf-leather trims for high-impact good looks. The perfect epitome of sports luxe, this statement sneaker features a pumped-up rubber outsole with contrast-coloured base and complementary monogram accents at the upper.
The gritty go-getter
With an updated footbed sockliner for cushioning underfoot and sturdy mesh in the forefoot, the Nike City Trainer 2 pairs comfort and durability within a stable, supportive platform. Crafted with rubber hexagon pods for multidirectional traction, this shoe will take you through circuit training and cardio workouts with complete confidence.
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The neat little number
As always, the Polo pony is on hand to lend instant luxury appeal. Inspired by tennis shoe designs and crafted from supple leather, Polo Ralph Lauren’s sporty-chic Angeline trainer is an elevated take on a classic. A padded insole and rubber outsole are complemented by a rounded toe, while the heel features signature ‘Lauren Ralph Lauren’ debossing.
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