The Sneaker Edit: Trainer trends to know now
19 January '23
It’s no secret that trainers have long been the staple for streetwear enthusiasts, but post-lockdowns, and with many of us looking for that more laid-back aesthetic, the search for the perfect sneaker has begun. Next-gen designers are providing a playground for experimentation in trainer trends, fast proving them to be footwear that are way more than just for the gym.
The right pair of trainers can elevate an outfit to a new level of style creativity taking your look from ordinary to directional in an instant. Follow our expertly curated guide of what’s hot now.
Back to the Future
Forward-thinking design is key when it comes to new trainers. And that’s where Rombaut hit the mark. The rise in in sneaker popularity has led to a worldwide buzz around using more sustainable materials in the trainer market. This brand expertly merges innovation and environment, with a strong sense of sustainability held firmly at its core.
Rombaut has a desire to connect with a new conscious generation of consumers who are looking to navigate an eco-aware fashion landscape. The vegan leather used in all their styles encapsulates the ethical desire whilst the harness chain features provide a sense of style modernity. Pair with smart tailoring and straight leg trousers to off-set the brands signature chunky rubber soles.
The wear-with-anything sneaker embodies a sense of simplicity and quality. Inspired by nineties culture and a desire to achieve that perfect off-duty model look, brands such as Good News and Eytys provide us with distinct yet timeless styles.
The monochrome high- tops from Good News add an unexpected edge to a simple white racer and stonewash jeans look; giving us that cool-girl skater vibe. Eytys’ low top sneakers encapsulate Y2K influences which are firmly here to stay. These easy-to-wear styles fuse retro with modernity, putting them in the running for defining their place as future cult classics.
If originality and unconventional form is more your thing then read on. Bridging the gap between sneakers and sandals is Amsterdam-based brand Yume Yume. Inspired by a fusion of Japan, futuristic elements and technology, the conceptual brand identifies with ‘people who dare to imagine’. Stand out from the crowd in their Wool Hiking Sandal; the perfect blend of function and design.
These are best styled with minimalist pieces such as asymmetric or architectural styles for an innovative, interesting twist. Yume Yume value originality whilst using high quality materials with a conscious design. Their unique personality within the fashion world proves there is no need to choose style over comfort.