Finding the right pair of sneakers is no easy task—it's almost as difficult as finding the best pair of jeans. To help you get a head start, we are updating you on all the key styles for 2019 from the seriously cool chunky sneakers to the best endurance running and gym trainers.
Just about every designer has created their own it sneaks—from Chloé to Gucci to Fendi. These designer trainers fall into two distinct camps: there's high-fashion "dad" sneaks from the likes of Balenciaga and Stella McCartney, and then super-sleek posh trainers, like those from Bottega Veneta. The trend for high-end, standout sneakers has meant they have become the main element to an outfit instead of an after-thought, bringing even jeans and a T-shirt to life. And it's not just the big labels we're reaching for. The likes of Puma and Adidas are really nailing the chunky, coloured sneaker trend too.
One of our favourite trends for spring/summer 2019, is sleek, minimal all-beige outfits, which look amazing with all white pumps (we are particularly fond of those from Veja and Joseph). The Scandi set have been wearing trainers with elegant midi dresses and miniskirts, and this high-low way of dressing is certain to continue well into 2019.
When it comes to running and gym styles, it's always worth spending a little more here as it's important to look after your feet when training. Gym trainers have now become so stylish that they're good enough to even wear to brunch with jeans afterwards (sweat permitting, of course).
Keep scrolling to see how some of our favourite influencers are wearing their sneakers in 2019 and shop the lot below.
The 2019 Way to Wear Trainers
Style Notes: Make your off-duty look a fashion statement with some simple but confident colour clashing like Emili.
Style Notes: "Dad" sneakers are not new news, but these Calvin Klein trainers are and we're obsessed. They're the quickest way to update your look for the New Year.
Style Notes: Chunky sneakers are the best way to still do a bare leg in winter. Pair your midi dresses with a teddy coat and chunky trainers.
Style Notes: All-white sneakers look amazing with basics and minimal pieces, such as this grey knit and black trousers.
Best High-Fashion Sneakers
Balenciaga was among the first to introduce the "dad" sneakers, and the new colourways are everything we'd hoped for.
Join the "Gucci gang" with its latest all white super cool Flashtrek sneakers.
These are the perfect shape to team with a straight-leg pair of light blue jeans.
These are super cool but still wearable.
Best All-White Sneakers
These are the perfect all-white posh sneaker that'll keep any look clean and chic.
These are the ideal trans-seasonal sneaker to team with any outfit.
Our favourite vegan brand, Veja, makes every cool girl's must-have sneaker right now.
The all-white style doesn't have to be simple and clean, as seen with Prada's quilted style.
Best Running Trainers
These are a tried and tested great running sneaker that is super lightweight and comes in a range of great colours.
We're not only into how these perform, but the appearance is also totally spot on.
Not the most athletically pleasing running sneaker, but by far the best performing in our eyes.
Best Gym Trainers
These aren't only great performance shoes—these slip-on sneakers are also so chic and double up as a weekend favourite to team with jeans.
Not just a fashion brand, New Balance have quickly become a favourite for the gym too.
Super comfy and in a range of great dusty colours.
Best Weekend Sneakers
Off-White's version of the simple sneaker has just the right amount of detail to make them totally cool.
A favourite in the 90's, the Air Max are still a firm favourite of ours.
One of our favourite sneaker collaborations—these are a go-to for the weekend.