The trainer edit
The modern remix
Drawing inspiration from four classic Air Jordans, the Nike Jordan Mars 270 offers a hefty dose of heritage in a thoroughly modern package. Where the mesh grid detail calls to mind the iconic AJ4 – Michael Jordan’s first global release in the franchise – the durable, soft leather overlays are a nod to the AJ1, the model that kickstarted MJ’s legacy on and off the court. Add to this an enormous Max Air unit and springy foam soles, and you’re in for a lightweight, cushiony ride.
The power performer
When Under Armour set out to develop the best neutral running shoe, they asked pro distance runners what they needed. Their response: cushion, bounce, durability and efficiency. Fast-forward to the super-smooth ride of the UA HOVR Infinite. Winner of a Runner’s World ‘Recommended’ Award, they’re perfect for everything from your long runs to laying base mileage, and even recovery mileage days. Put them on and you'll feel like you can run forever.
The urban icon
Built for the urban obstacle course, Coach’s lightweight runner is made with CitySole technology for maximum comfort and flexibility. Based on traditional running shoes, this trainer sits at the intersection of fashion and function. Crafted from the brand’s signature canvas, suede and smooth leather, it features a Coach TPU for maximum stability and a layer of shock-absorbing cushioned pods that provide all-day support. It’s finished with a grooved sole for superior movement and traction. Your feet will thank you.
The statement sole
For sporty sophistication, there’s no beating the Teddi from Michael Kors. Emblazoned with the brand’s logo, this fashion-forward trainer is elevated by a monochrome design and a striking outsole. Slip them on with casual separates for weekend errands, wear them with a pair of joggers for trips to the gym or contrast the sporty vibe with a floral-print dress.
The track star
Designed to go the distance, the ASICS GEL-KAYANO 26 running shoe boasts the brand’s signature GEL technology to the forefoot and rear for high-density shock absorption. Stable and infinitely comfortable, this shoe features a lightweight jacquard mesh upper which allows feet to breathe while the EVA sock liner offers excellent rebound and cushioning, putting an instant spring in your step.
The trail blazer
Meet the new face of plastic. Since 2009, the equivalent of 345 million plastic bottles have found new life in Timberland’s range of stylish recycled shoes – among them the stylish Graydon F/L Oxford. Smart and understated, these on-trend trainers also feature responsibly-sourced ReBOTL leather. Timberland’s signature quality craftsmanship goes without saying, of course.
The retro classic
Stuart Weitzman’s vintage-inspired Daryl lace-up sneakers are distinguished by modern details: note the graphic W motif with a subtle scalloped detail on both sides of the shoe and the gold-tone SW star logo hardware on the tongue. These low-tops, finished with the SW logo printed on the back counter, offer an easy way to tap into the sneaker trend while remaining effortlessly polished. Finish your look with anything you can easily move in.
The versatile all-rounder
For a brand born of the simple desire to put a modern spin on classic style, Tommy Hilfiger have perfected the marriage of function and fashion. Boasting sporty good lucks with iconic Tommy Hilfiger branding, nothing beats the versatility and simplicity of the Tate Flag sneaker. Designed in soft yet durable fabric with a comfortable padded rubber outsole for a bouncy step, these shoes will inject charismatic street style to all off-duty ensembles.
The hero high top
An old-school high top with a distinctly modern feel, the Olive by UGG is crafted from rich full-grain leather and conveniently outfitted with both laces and a lateral zipper with leather pull. Cushioning comes courtesy of the brand’s trademark PORON technology and an EVA outsole. Pair with 90’s style denim dungarees for an effortless day look.
The laidback ‘loafer’
Why tinker with a good thing? PUMA’s California collection from the 80s featured a laid-back aesthetic that recalled dreamy, sunny vibes. The brand stayed true to the original, but made material and colour tweaks to reimagine the line for the 21st century. The free-spirited Cali Emboss trainer features a smart snake skin-embossed premium leather upper and a rubber outsole that provides great grip.
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