Why metallic trainers will be your most sensible shoe purchase this year

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  • Like the Duchess of Cambridge, Julianne Moore and Dame Helen Mirren, you may have spent the past year living in white trainers.

    This spring, though, it’s time to up the ante, because our favourite celebrities and street stylers are swapping their classic kicks for metallic trainers.

    We think a pair of gold, silver, bronze or rose gold trainers will be the best investment you make all year. Why? Well, they do everything white trainers can do, and more. Comfort is still assured, but so is an effortless injection of razzle-dazzle guaranteed to brighten up your day. They’re much easier to keep clean, too!

    Sufficiently laid back to wear with jeans and T-shirts, yet smart enough to pair with suits and glam enough to team with floaty frocks and skirts, trust us when we tell you you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them.

    How to wear metallic trainers

    Metallic tones work with virtually everything, from bold brights to muted neutrals. Need a bit of help easing into the trend? Take a tip from TV presenter Alex Jones and team a pair of silver trainers with a pair of grey jeans or trousers. This tonal colour blocking trick has leg-lengthening effects, too – result!

    Sold? Scroll down to check out our edit of the best metallic trainers on the high street. From classic pumps and sporty styles to embellished showstoppers, there’s a style – and a shade – to suit everyone.

    Best metallic trainers to buy now

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