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The best fashion trainers we'll all be wearing, according to a Fashion Director

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The most stylish way to take baby steps back into *real* footwear.

Over the past few months, we’ve been in mourning for lost opportunities to wear our best trainers and fancy flats. Footwear has become the forgotten accessory - and we've been sad about it. Apart from the slippers we ordered in the sale, a walking boot purchase for the Daily Walk and the running shoes we ordered and never wore, our need for *actual* footwear and best fashion trainers has hovered around the "zero" mark.

It's officially time to take baby steps back into real-life-appropriate footwear. We're starting out in some of the best trainers and newly-dropped fashion trainers of the moment.

Trainers are a trans-seasonal dressing hero. Actually - who are we kidding? Trainers are a wardrobe hero all year round - perfectly paired with everything from summer dresses to high waisted jeans and loungewear. You can literally wear trainers with everything... and we plan to. But with so many styles on the market, how do you know which to buy? Enter: our almighty shopping guide.

Our edit of the best trainers features styles that are more fashion-led than being actually sports-appropriate, so they look best styled up with ‘real’ clothes. Leave your tracksuit at home and opt for slouchy trouser suits, pleat-front trousers or swishy midi-skirts which all look the coolest with a pair of the best trainers for women. Welcome back real world footwear, we’ve missed you.

What are the most popular women's trainers?

Veja trainers are some of the most popular white trainers right now - with Meghan Markle, Emily Ratajowski and Emma Watson all fans of the sustainable sneaker brand.

If you’re after influencer-worthy style, New Balance is one of the most coveted labels for Dad-style trainers while Balenciaga still offer the original super-sized sneakers with their Track style.

If you do plan on doing something sporty, check out our edit of the best trainers for running right here or if you’re more into simple plimsoll-type trainers, suitable for a stroll, Saint Laurent’s Court trainers are inspired by classic tennis shoes. Converse and Superga both have brilliantly pared-back plimsolls too. We've also rounded up the best Gucci trainers and Balenciaga trainers if you're after something super exclusive.

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Scroll for our pick of the best trainers:

Best chunky trainers

Steve Madden Match Pink Chunky Trainers

Love Moschino trainers

Love Moschino Pink Glitter Trainer in Pink

Best trainers for jeans

Puma Mayze Platform Trainers in White and Black

Best Fashion Trainers: John Lewis & Partners

Elma Rainbow Stripe Leather Trainers

Nike best trainers

Nike Blazer Low '77

Converse trainers

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Lift Trainers in Leopard Print

Best white trainers

VEJA Venturi Trainers

Best cheap trainers


Best Fashion Trainers: New Balance Trainers

New Balance 574 Trainers

Best Fashion Trainers: Superga

Superga 2790 Linea Flatform Chunky Trainers In White Canvas

Best Fashion Trainers: Veja Trainers

Veja + Net Sustain V-12 Leather Sneakers

Best trainers: Reebok trainers

Reebok x Victoria Beckham Textured-Leather Sneakers

Adidas best trainers

adidas Ozweego

Best trainers for running

Nike ZoomX Vaporfly Next% 2

Best trainers 2021 women's: New Balance trainers

373 Trainers

Best Fashion Trainers: Saint Laurent

Court Classic Metallic Logo-Embroidered Leather Sneakers

Best Fashion Trainers: Gucci

Gucci Rhyton Logo Leather Trainers

Best Fashion Trainers: Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen Leopard Print Oversized Sneakers

Best Fashion Trainers: Adidas

Samba Rose Trainers

Best Fashion Trainers: VALENTINO GARAVANI

Wade Runner Leather And Textile Trainers

Original article appeared on GLAMOUR UK | Authors Georgia Trodd and Alexandra Fullerton

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