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!
Eva Lutz put metallic trainers on the catwalk at Berlin Fashion Week, proving that they really will work with every bit of your spring/summer wardrobe, from clean tailored suits to pretty summer dresses, via wear-anywhere shirt dress and leggings ensembles. 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
Stan Smith Boost Shoes in Silver, £94.95, Adidas (also available in Copper)
Woven Runners in Rose Gold, £40, Office
Slip-On Sneaker in Silver, £175, Russell & Bromley
Nike Classic Cortez in Bronze, £65 (also available in Silver)
Pumpkin Twist Vamp Pump in Silver, £35, Office
Carnaby Evo Metallic Leather Trainers in Rose Gold, £69.99, Lacoste
Breakpoint Metallic Canvas Trainer in Silver, £57, Converse
2750 Cotmetu Trainers in Bronze, £55, Superga (also available in Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, Metallic Grey and Metallic Grey with Black Trim)
Ophelia Flat Slip-On Trainers in Silver, £130, KG Kurt Geiger