While there’s been no shortage of designer sneakers within the last year, it wasn’t until Mary Katrantzou’s Adidas collaboration that I really got excited about the trend. Sure, we’ve had slip-ons and flashy high-tops over the seasons, but today’s trainers are actually gym-friendly. And with all of the holiday feasting we’re in the midst of, another good reason to feel motivated about exercise is more than welcome!
Maison Martin Margiela MM6 Leather and Mesh Low-Top Trainers: Suede and metallic snake-effect panels give these enough flavor to keep on even after you’ve changed out of your workout clothes. On MATCHESFASHION.com for $451.
Balenciaga Printed Canvas Sneakers: Plain white or black gym shoes? No, thanks! Bold prints like Balenciaga’s take the style from schlumpy to chic. On My Theresa for $535.
Adidas Originals + Mary Katrantzou Bomfared Equipment Racer Scuba-Jersey Sneakers: The combination of Mary’s prints and Adidas’ sneaker tech (let’s be honest – some designer trainers are meant only for street style shoots) has these satin scuba-jersey shoes selling out left and right. On NET-A-PORTER for $170.
Adidas by Stella McCartney Donifera Feather Neoprene and Mesh Sneakers: Stella’s no one-hit wonder when it comes to athletic wear. Sport this pair on early morning runs to enjoy the glow-in-the-dark leopard print. On NET-A-PORTER for $96 (from $160).
Pierre Hardy Paneled Suede and Leather Sneakers: It’s nice when a brand doesn’t have to force itself to play into a trend. Pierre Hardy’s signature paneling and colorblocking look right at home on these kicks. Exclusively on NET-A-PORTER for $262.50 (from $525).