Best Retro Inspired Designer Trainers

The best shoes will take you to the best places. So it’s worth paying attention to this part of your wardrobe, even when you’re in casual mode. With all things vintage having been in vogue for some time – and set to stay firmly in fashion – it’s worth investing in some of these retro designer trainers.

Gucci – Rhyton Logo-Print Leather Sneakers


Wear these if you love to rock the branded look. Unmistakably Gucci, the off-white leather sneakers have a chunky sole measuring around two inches/ 50mm for some extra lift. They have a designer tag at the tongue, a logo print, designer-stamped sole, round toe, lace-up front and come with a dust bag. As they run slightly large to size, you may need to drop a little from your usual fit.

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Golden Goose Deluxe Brand – Superstar Distressed Leather Sneakers


Dress and feel like a superstar with these distressed leather sneakers. The pink glittered star appliqué and gold designer stamp offer glitzy contrast, while a designer tag at the tongue exudes class. The trainers have throwback perforated sides, grey suede trim, a designer-stamped brown nubuck heel panel, an off-white rubber midsole, black rubber sole and comfy round toe. They’re also aptly named for Christmas.

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Off-White – Off Court 3.0 White Leather Hi-top Sneakers


Hi-tops are a great choice for those who don’t ordinarily suit standard trainer styles. Fresh and funky, these are off-white in grained leather with perforations reminiscent of the 1980s and 1990s. Daring colour comes from neon pink designer-embroidered appliqué at the tongue and laces (which are themselves green), logo-print canvas inserts, a red designer tag embellishment, a grey suede panel at the heel, and a textured rubber sole.

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Saint Laurent – Sl/06 White Star-appliquéd Leather Sneakers

Those wearing trainers for fashion, rather than sports, can look to high-end labels like Saint Laurent for designer casual footwear. These sneakers have silver star appliqué at the sides, a designer-stamped tongue, black leather heel panel and cream textured rubber soles, making them a versatile option to pair with many different outfits year-round.


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Balenciaga – Drive Panelled Faux Leather Sneakers


Bright and busy, these are for those who prefer a bold look to an understated one. Crafted from white faux leather, the French-designed sneakers have red and black striped panels along with a cut-out caged design, textured rubber and mesh panels. The tongue is stamped with the designer’s logo and offset by a black rubber sole giving a streetwear vibe.

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