Your guide to the cool trainers everyone will be wearing this summer

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by Lily Anderson |
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The cool girl trainer has become an essential in every wardrobe and why not? They go with everything and have the ability to change the vibe of any outfit whether that be with a simple jeans and tee, a midi floral dress or a white shirt and tailored shorts.

It’s time to invest in comfort as well as style and the cool girl trainer does just that. Whether you’re throwing on a pair of kicks for a catch up with the girls or to wear on your daily commute, they’ll become the shoedrobe staple you’ll on all year round.

What trainers are fashionable right now?

Taking the lead with the most fashionable trainer right now are of course the Adidas Gazelles and Sambas and they’re not going anywhere. With various bold or subtle colours to choose from or iconic collabs like brand Grace Wales Bonner, they’re the trainers everyone is talking about. But not forgetting the sporty chunky trainer trend New Balance set as well as Vejas that are loved by Megan Markle and Kate Middleton.

What trainers are the celebs wearing?

Trainers remain a celeb favourite with the likes of Kendall Jenner, Sienna Miller and Jennifer Lawrence all recently spotted out in Adidas Sambas. Meanwhile, New Balance have recently become a Gen Z staple as seen on Bella Hadid and Hailey Bieber. Coming in close third are Nike sneakers as seen on actress Katie Holmes.

If you want to get your hands on a stylish pair of cool girl trainers, we’ve scouted out the best on the high street that’s worth your attention starting from just £29.99.


The coolest trainers for 2024:

 Puma Palermo Leather trainers in white with green detail - WHITE1 of 10

Puma Palermo Leather trainers in white with green detail - WHITE

Sambas are out and Pumas are in, as recently seen on model and actress Emily Ratajkowski. The new IT trainer comes in multiple colours and gives any outfit the pop it needs.

Converse Chuck 70 Vintage Canvas2 of 10
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Converse Chuck 70 Vintage Canvas

It’s been a whole decade since Converse released the Vintage Chuck 70 canvas trainer, so we’re not expecting these to go anywhere.

Gola Classics Women's Harrier Suede Trainers3 of 10

Gola Classics Women's Harrier Suede Trainers

The mellow yellow trend is hot this season and these Gola trainers are the perfect pair for a head-to-toe navy outfit.

Reebok Club C Grounds Trainers Vector Navy4 of 10
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Reebok Club C Grounds Trainers Vector Navy

Practical, stylish and versatile. Style these trainers with a double denim fit or a floral summer dress.

Veja Condor 3 Trainers5 of 10
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Veja Condor 3 Trainers

The brand that’s loved by the likes of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle has recently launched their best running shoe yet. Coffee post jog anyone?

New Look Black Metallic Trim Wedge Trainers6 of 10
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New Look Black Metallic Trim Wedge Trainers

Missing your heels but love the comfort of trainers? Then these are for you. With added height, these trainers will elevate any outfit.

Stradivarius Casual Retro Trainers7 of 10
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Stradivarius Casual Retro Trainers

The reinvention of the football boot. These retro trainers are the perfect option to achieve the footballcore trend this season.

H&M Chunky Trainers8 of 10

H&M Chunky Trainers

The chunky trainer makes for the perfect versatile trainer for any outfit and they’re not going anywhere. Dress them down with your activewear or style with jeans, tee and a bomber.

Matalan Where's That From Black Suede Metro Runner Trainers9 of 10
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Matalan Where's That From Black Suede Metro Runner Trainers

A monochrome trainer is an essential in your wardrobe all year around and you can dress this Matalan pair up or down.

 Asics Gel-Pulse 15 running trainers in blue expanse and gold10 of 10

Asics Gel-Pulse 15 running trainers in blue expanse and gold

Upgrade your fitness attire with Asics’ new running trainers. Made with Rearfoof GEL technology to help improve impact absorption.

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