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Our pick of the freshest takes on the most important shoe of spring / summer
From: Esquire UK
NikeLab is like Nike, but it has a fancier name and does collaborations with high-end designers like former Givenchy man Ricardo Tisci.
These 'Pinnacle' Air Max 1's aren't a collaboration, or made with Tisci, but they are dressed up in fancy premium leather with a subtle off-white hue.
Another silhouette set for a big season is the classic Vans checkerboard slip-on; a skatepark staple for decades, but now a great option for adding a bit of kick to your white sneaker rotation.
You do have a rotation, don't you?
A rising name in the clean, contemporary landscape of Scandi fashion: Axel Arigato make high quality, low-key trainers that aren't (yet) totally ubiquitous.
All good things in our book.
Diadora, now there's a name we hadn't considered for a while, but (stay with us here) those plucky Italian purveyors of the Nineties nostalgia are back with a clean new collection that features an ARRAY of old cult favourites.
Our pick of the lot is the 'B. Original Premium (very), especially if you're into the whole gum rubber midsole look.
A premium take on those trainers that all the tough kids wore back in the day, the Reebok Workout has been brought in from the wilderness; with those lofty street style tastemakers now deeming it one of the 'In' trainers for S/S 17, which is very, very important.
A lightweight canvas classic, a slim pair of Supergas make for a fine addition in any discerning man's summer wardrobe.
They're Italian, too.
A particular marmite kind of trainer, the adidas x Raf Simons Ozweego is nevertheless a runner with serious fashion week pedigree; worn on the trendy feet of trendy people who do trendy things.
If this is the spring/summer style style for you, then you'll need to move fast. They're rarely available and, when they are, they sell out... quickly.
Having made its name with quality essentials that don't cost so much that you're forced to eat ramen alone in your room for a month because you can't afford anything else, it makes sense that COS' take on the white trainer is crisp, quality and very reasonably priced.
You can't have a white trainer round-up without an appearance from the low-colour king of leather tennis shoes - we're of course talking about Common Projects.
A trainer to buy now and wear forever, we're taken with their latest iteration of the Achilles Low, which now comes with a subtle coloured heel tab in green or navy, as well as an off-white sole.
A triple white update of the classic '1970s Ox', these low-top Converse are a timeless warm weather style that get better with every wear.
Representing the more ostentatious elements of Great British styling, Paul Smith's flagship 'Basso' spring trainer is resplendent in skull strawberries, dinosaurs, flowers and rainbows...
And we want a pair.
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