Last Updated on 19th October 2013

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock on a far-flung island somewhere, you’ll be aware of the heelless situation currently taking over the fashion landscape.

Doused in everything from ditsy Liberty prints to acid brights, trainers – or for want of a more stylish term – sneakers are in. Yep, heels are officially out, whilst the non-sporty sport shoe is making us fall that bit more in love with the notion of comfortable fashion.

But, wait for it. The current trainer trend isn’t one to transport us back to the dingy gym hall at school. No. Ditch your spotty teen self, and instead master the grown-up fashion mash-up the fashion sneaker has made du jour.

Make like the athleti-cool (yep, we totally just made that term up) creatives and sport trainers with a suit to dress down a formal look, or stay true to your off-duty persona and slip into a pair of leg-elongating wedge trainers with a classic jean and tee ensemble.

Rounding up our top five trainer picks that’ll send those heels on a well-deserved hiatus, here are the kicks your wardrobe needs right now.

t1Put a leg-lengthening spin on a classic trainer style, and you’ve got the perfect fashion kicks! Nike Dunk Sky High Prm Silver Wedge Trainers, £90, available at Asos

t4Budget Marants, anyone? Add a shot of eye-popping colour to a muted ensemble for an instant lift. Acid Concealed Wedge Trainers, £68, available at Topshop

t2Need a high-end hi-top hit? Yep, that’s a mouthful, and these beauties are an eyeful! Giuseppe Zanotti Lulu Ponyhair High-Top Trainers, £700, available at Harrods

t5Bright sneakers are perfect for punctuating a formal look with a bit of fun. Nike Lunar Flyknit +1 Sneakers, £140, available at Net-A-Porter


Want to do trainers the chic way? A smattering of sequins complemented by leopard print and you’re good to go! Lucca Low-top Trainers, £95, available at Kurt Geiger

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