When I was in my twenties I wore trainers pretty much every day. Work, going out, school run, I did everything in them (apart from any actual exercise). It was the heyday of classic ‘old school’ retro trainers and my favourite pairs were Adidas Superstars and my beloved Velcro-fastening Stan Smiths.
It goes without saying that sportswear has been a huge influence on fashion in the last two decades, and I love that some of my favourite trainers are back in the spotlight. Designer collaborations are rife – Missoni for Converse and Cath Kidston’s new partnership with Gola for example. But a classic white pair of Adidas will always have a special place in my heart.
This is my pick of the high street now – some classics and those with a twist…
Which ones are your favourites?