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

Like the Duchess of Cambridge, Julianne Moore and Dame Helen Mirren, you may have spent the past year living inwhite 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

Boden Emily Trainers

Boden Emily Trainers

£85, Boden Make a statement in these classic looking gold trainers. The navy detail and white chunky soles add a cool twist to them.

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Adidas Advantage shoes

Adidas Advantage shoes

£59.95, Adidas Go bold and sporty with these silver ones from Adidas. Not your regular choice from the brand but it'll sure jazz up your denim trousers or shorts.

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Dune Edris Leather Lace Up Star Trainers

Dune Edris Leather Lace Up Star Trainers

£56, John Lewis If all metallic trainers are just a bit too much for you, these ones from Dune are your best bet. White trainers with bronze details that are so easy to wear and will look great with summer dresses and midi skirts.

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Kurt Geiger Koby trainers

Kurt Geiger Koby trainers

£39, Kurt Geiger If you're feeling a bit edgy why not try subtle snake print and metallic in the same pair of shoes? Mixing gold and silver, these trainers are unique and glam.

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Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Trainer Plimsolls

Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Trainer Plimsolls

£52, John Lewis Simple but far from boring, classic but fashionable. These Superga plimsolls have been around for some time now but we're sure they aren't going away anywhere soon. Pair them with light denim and a white shirt and give this classic combo a twist.

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