The Most-Wanted Shoe of the Season…

It’s the hottest footwear trend of the summer to be seen in. We’re talking about the chunky trainer trend and we are big fans here at SOLETRADER.

A modern take on a retro style, the boldly coloured, chunkier-than-your-average trainer is definitely having a moment and the good news is it’s set to stay that way well into next season too. So now’s the time to get on board and raise your trainer game (quite literally) with a pair.

Here are our simple rules on how to wear this androgynous sports shoe in style…

Clash – contrast the masculinity of this trainer with floaty dresses and ladylike skirts.

Keep it simple – go back to basics. The easiest way to wear these shoes are with a rolled up pair of jeans and a t-shirt.

Smarten them up – although trainers tend to give off an off-duty vibe, don’t be afraid to make this style work harder by pairing them with tailored pieces.

 

Chunky Trainer Trend www.soletrader.co.uk
Clockwise from top left: Pink and white, Ash. Black, white and red, Ash. White (worn with jeans) SOLE. White (worn with white dress) Karl Lagerfeld. White (worn with suit) Buffalo. Black with white sole, SOLE. Black, Buffalo (others same as above)

 

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The White Edit…

With Wimbledon well under way, now is the time to serve some serious style this season with our edit of the best white trainers to get you match-ready white here, white now.

Crisp, clean and modern, it’s easy to see why white is an annual summer trend favourite and so simple to wear. A fuss-free pair of trainers are a great way to freshen up your outfit and will be a timeless addition to your wardrobe. Just add strawberries and cream…

Top Tip: To keep your whites white and prevent any accidents spray your shoes with Crep Protect Spray.

 

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Made in England

The start of a new week is the perfect time to shop for new shoes and this week we are celebrating all things English just in time for St George’s Day. So here are a few of our favourite styles from just some of the designers we are home to.

Perfect for the fashionably forward, step into a pair of iconic Dr Martens boots for a unique style. The brand’s durable and hardwearing brogues can dress up your outfit in an instant.

Or if you are looking for some off-duty kicks, you can’t go wrong with Fred Perry. The signature tennis style trainer is instantly recognisable and will look great teamed with everything from jeans to dresses.

Seamlessly blending classic designs with a contemporary edge, premium designer Jeffery West has got your smart look nailed. The brand’s expert craftsmanship uses glossy, luxury leather to deliver timeless footwear.

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Paul Smith: Mainline Collection

Encompassing casual styles with a creative aesthetic, the Paul Smith Ivo Trainers take sports luxe to a whole new level. Boasting understated minimal vibes with a sleek silhouette and signature stripes, step up your style and do designer the right way. Clean, crisp and contemporary with a small injection of vibrant charm – do you covet the mainline collection?

Crafted from premium nappa calf leather, the Ivo Trainers feature premium striped panels on both sides of the shoe. With signature details on the heel, we’re talking minimal luxury with gold top eyelets for a sleek, contemporary look. Logo details to the sole and tongue complete this dreamy designer silhouette from Paul Smith.

In bold black, neutral navy or crisp white, this natural colour palette will work perfectly with the hues in your seasonal wardrobe. Paired with a casual pair of chinos and coloured socks, you can inject a little bit of fun into your designer outfit. It’s easy to secure optimum comfort with luxe leather footbeds, so all you have to do is decide which hue is for you.

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Public Desire: Just Dropped

If you want to inject some serious sass into your seasonal shoedrobe, then Public Desire might just be your new footwear BFF. Reinventing the little black boot and strappy stiletto with ultimate glam vibes, it’s time to take a look at a few firm favourites from the collection that we’re almost certain you won’t want to miss out on.

Chic and understated has been made oh so easy with the Libby boots. Featuring a snug sock-like fit, pointed toe design and chunky heel, you can strike the perfect balance between simple and sophisticated within seconds of slipping into these. In a classic black, say hello to the heeled ankle boot you never knew you needed.

The Cleopatra is all about effortless elegance and these will certainly make you shine in style. Boasting dramatic pearl and diamante embellishment, it’s time to feel fierce and feminine in something stylish and affordable. Paired with a super sultry bodycon on your next night out, you’ll be making an entrance in no time.

Rocketing your glam game from 0 – 100 has never been easier with the Fatale sandal. Super sparkly and equally as sassy, this rose gold number will dress any outfit up in seconds. The diamante block heel, perspex strap and lace up design creates a fancy piece of footwear you won’t want to take off.

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