The 10 Best Sneakers & Trainers for Men

The 10 Best Sneakers & Trainers for Men
What were once canvas covered, rubber-soled shoes worn by people in the 18th Century are now fashionable men's sneakers seen on the feet of men strutting down both the runways and city streets around the world. Over time, practicality has been shifted to make way for style in this multi-billion dollar industry and we have rounded up the 10 best trainers of the moment. Read more Men’s Style Guide features and check out our Store. shopthelook brands - from casual to couture. Companies such as Nike and Adidas are known for their casual, athletic trainers, worn on the feet of sports stars such as LeBron James and Serena Williams. Yet during fashion week, trainers can also be spotted on the feet of models strutting down the runway, representing brands like Chanel and Christian Dior. Both on the court and off, trainers have become a staple in the wardrobe of men. Their choice of trainer can both define their style and reveal much about their personality. From the aspiring athlete to the businessman to the fashion forward fellow and everyone in between, there is a trainer, a colour and a style for them all. From the 1800s to present day, trainers have changed in quality and design, but the hype over the coolest trainers has only increased.

Clarks Originals

Today, over 105 pairs of Clarks shoes are sold every minute around the world. Clarks Original trainers are known for their comfort and style. Spotted on the feet of Pharrell Williams and Robert Pattinson, these have soon become the most stylish trainers going. They look their best paired with distressed jeans and a brightly coloured T-shirt - casual and cool.
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A pair of Clarks Trigenics trainers worn with jeans
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Le Coq Sportif Arthur Ashe Court

This company began as a small hosiery shop in the Champagne region of France, opening around 1882. The owner had a passion for sports and wanted to make equipment that could be worn and loved by all. The brand has now become one of the world's most prestigious brands, renowned for its clothing, footwear and sporting equipment. Designed in partnership with Arthur Ashe, the court trainer is a perfect way to complete any fashion forward outfit. Whether in black or white, the leather finish on this trainer makes a statement all of its own. Yet, the simple design makes it extremely versatile. The combination of both great textile and design are what make these some of the best men's trainers around. Pair the Arthur Ashe court shoe with a pair of trousers and a simple white shirt for a dressed up look or channel extreme comfort by pulling the court trainers on with joggers and a graphic tee.
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Le Coq Sportif trainers with joggers

Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars

All-Stars have been worn by the likes of Olympians and American soldiers, and have become a trend for many musicians and artists. They are available in many colours, as well as various heights, including the well known hi-top. There is a Chuck Taylor trainer for everyone, which could be the reason why 60% of all Americans have purchased a pair of these shoes.

Over the years, the popularity of this trainer has skyrocketed, ensuring their spot on this list of the coolest trainers and most comfortable trainers ever made. Chuck Taylor All-Stars can be paired with almost every outfit for a trainer that gives you both comfort and classic style.

Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Plimsolls

Made of canvas and rubber in multiple colours, the 2750 Cotu Classic is lightweight and timeless. They are the perfect trainers to pair with joggers and a hoodie to run weekend errands or take a risk and pair them with a formal shirt and trousers.
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Teo Van De Broek wearing a bomber jacket

Keds Champion

The Champion trainers are great for sports such as skateboarding where the support is less important than the style. Once again, it is the versatility that make these trainers one of the best. They can be paired with casual clothes, fit for outdoor exploring or a day at the skate park. Yet, they can also be the perfect accessory for a night out on the town, taking simple trousers and a button up to a whole new level.
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A man wearing white plimsolls

Adidas Superstar

As the second largest sportswear manufacturer in the world, it's natural that a pair of Adidas trainers made their way onto this list. The Adidas Superstar was released in 1969 and, like the majority of Adidas products, boasts the trademark three parallel lines. In the 1970s, this trainer became the official shoe of the NBA and has been given many nicknames such as "shelltoe" or "sea shells" due to the rubber shell on its toe. The Adidas Superstar trainer has been worn by many big names, beginning with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. In the years following, the trainer would be seen on the feet of Run-D.M.C., Andy Murray, David Beckham and, most recently, Kylie Jenner and Gigi Hadid. Their clean lines and various colours allow both men and women to rock this style and make it all their own. To really make your Adidas Superstar trainers stand out, throw any colour on with a pair chinos and a simple T-shirt.


Vans Slip-on Plimsolls

In 1966, four men, including the Van Doren brothers, opened up the Van Doren Rubber Company in Cypress, California. These shoes, now known as Vans, are some of the coolest trainers ever made and were immediately adopted into the skateboarding community and anyone who was a "real skateboarder" would be seen wearing Vans. The company even built its own skatepark in 2014 in Huntington Beach, California - a place for their fans to enjoy the shoes and the sport. The defining feature of these shoes, what puts them on the list of the coolest trainers, is that they do not have laces. Instead, they were designed with two sections of elastic so that the wearers can slip them on and go. Vans Slip-Ons also come in many colours and patterns, including the very well known black and white checked. The Van Doren brothers managed to create an extremely simple shoe that many have attempted to replicate, but nothing is as versatile and attractive as the original.
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Vans trainers

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