When trainers came back on the fashion radar back in 2014, you probably thought they were just a fad; just a passing trend and nothing for a true fashionista to worry about. But they didn’t go away. In fact, suddenly they are everywhere – the shoes to be seen in and the only pair you have are the worn out, grey ones that you wear to the gym!

It’s not too late to jump on the sporty shoe bandwagon as this trend is set to continue throughout Spring Summer 2015 and beyond! Follow our guide to the top trainer styles to make sure your running shoes are keeping you on trend.

The ‘not-really-a-trainer’ trainer

Also known as the ‘hidden wedge’ trainer; these hi top trainers are probably to blame for the fashion world suddenly taking notice of the sporty favourite once again. If the transition from heels to flats is too big a transition, these are the perfect stop gap for you. The hidden wedge gives you the height you crave whilst the hi-top style keeps the look more casual.


Hidden Wedge Sneakers, Isabel Marant, £380

Cult Hits

If you don’t own a pair of Converse then purchase a pair immediately, or better yet get a pair in every colour! Trainers might have gone in and out of style but Converse will always have a place in our hearts. A favourite with off duty models, celebrities keeping it low key, men, women, young or old, Converse do not discriminate! Whether you prefer their hi-tops, low-rise, classic black or the new Andy Warhol print there is a style for everyone. True fanatics will collect them and, like all good things, they only get better with age.


All Star Andy Warhol Print, Converse, £50


All Star Hi-Tops, Converse, £48

Skate Shoes

These slip on cousins of trainers will quickly become your new best friend. Skate shoes have a ‘thrown on with anything’ charm that makes them the perfect addition to your flat shoe collection. They can dress down a summer dress or give an unexpected urban edge to a wide leg trouser suit. The high street has really embraced skate shoes with everyone from Topshop to Kurt Geiger offering up their own take on the skater boy classic.


Londres, Kurt Geiger KG, £99

The Sporty Ones

If you like your trainers to look like trainers then you’ll be pleased to know they have been given a fashion make-over too. From neon colours to animal print the traditional running shoe has been a hit with bloggers and street style snappers for a good few seasons. Avoid looking like you have just left the gym by pairing with skinny jeans and a duster coat.


Ultra Floral Print Leather Sneakers, Nike Air Max , £160

The Retro Ones

If you are already a trainer fan then you can still stay ahead of the fashion crowd. Do your history and look for new editions of retro styles like Nike Classics and Adidas Originals.


 Adidas Originals, £85

About the author

Fashion blogger Samantha has been contributing to the Semple blog for over two years now and loves coming up with fresh ideas for her weekly posts. Samantha is an fblogger through and through and enjoys nothing more than writing about fashion, giving her the perfect excuse for extensive ‘research’ through a little retail therapy. When Samantha is not at her day job or writing for Semple she’ll most likely be found binging on Netflix, eating peanut butter or shoe shopping….sometimes all at the same time – multitasker!

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