Get excited: it’s time to choose your new-season trainers. If your obsession with all things sneaks runs deep, you’ve likely already bookmarked 20 pairs, but consider breaking out of your comfort zone when it comes to making a final decision. 

It was a quieter season for sneakers on the catwalk, as designers looked to the ladylike appeal of satin Mary-Janes, or championed the return of the perilously high stiletto; but trainers will always remain a crucial part of the IRL wardrobe. Right now, it’s all about styles that legitimately look like you could run a marathon in them. Team them with a party dress to bring a sporty edge to your next night out. 

Colour is key for the months ahead. Strike out in bold shades that clash and cause heads to turn – whether its neon Chanel kicks or a pastel pair from Adidas. And while the latest innovations in cushioning and foam are all well and good, don’t disregard the old-school appeal of Vans or classic (or not-so-classic) Converse. 

Where to start? Right here: