The It Girls wardrobe staple for months now, the humble trainer saw its latest reincarnation in the form of Chanel Couture the day before yesterday. Whilst the majority of the fash pack (and the entirety of east London) are content to rock Nike Air and New Balance, Mr Lagerfeld upped the game introducing bejewelled sneakers worn by every single model on the catwalk.
In a crash course in Couture 101, Chanel have firmly placed the trainer on the fashion map. Referencing old school styling paired with diaphanous chiffon, tulle and tweed ensembles, these truly pumped up glittery kicks had every editor talking.
So is this the next big hype in footwear, or just a passing craze? It looks like the glam trainer has firmly cemented is reputation as the next big thing. Isabel Marant Wedge who?!
Handmade by Chanels legendary master Ateliers, these beauties will set you back upwards of £2700, however, there are plenty of more purse (and gym) friendly alternatives kicking around the high street:
Kurt Geiger- Londres Slip on £85 go skate friendly on dress down fridays with KG's Vans inspired slip on. Vulcanized rubber sole and leather upper means it rainy day friendly too.
Nike Air Max 1 from £95- The ultimate classic and fully customisable with Nike ID. Low top, air cushioned sole and performance built without letting your style kudos down. Everyone from Cara Delevingne to Barack Obama has been seen in various incarnations.
Eytys Mother £90-£140- cult scandi brand just arrived in the UK available at Dover Street market and LNCC. Converse you say? Almost. Like the old faithful Chuck Taylor, Eytys have redesigned the plimsol for uber desirability. Fully unisex the style is made in canvas, suede and leather in a handful of colour options and is very much numero uno on my wish list right now!