Every once in a while, a trainer design comes along that is simply destined to be around for decades and decades, with it finding itself permanently in fashion. Whether it is because of the fit, the style, the comfort or some other special X factor, these trainers are ones that we find ourselves replacing again and again as we subsequently wear them out! Trainers are always practical, and now more than ever when there is focus on being active as well as looking after our joints and feet, so the trainer trend looks set to be pretty a permanent fixture in the world of fashion. Whether you like to wear trainers to make your commute more comfortable, love their practical style or simply live in your sports clothes anyway, invest in a pair of iconic and classic trainers and you know that you’ll look good for seasons to come! Read on to check out 3 of the most iconic trainer designs of all times!
Adidas are one of the most popular sportswear brands out there so it is hardly surprising that they make this list with one of their most well-known trainer designs, Gazelle. First introduced as a general football trainer back in 1968, the design has changed very little since and is undoubtedly one of the brand’s best-selling designs. It wasn’t until the mid-80s though that the design became serious street-wear and that was thanks largely thanks to a collaboration with superstar rap group Run DMC who referred to the brand in one of their lyrics. Probably one of the reasons as to why it is so popular, aside from looking good of course, is the range of colours that you can get these shoes in, meaning that whatever your style there is a Gazelle to suit you.
Nike Air Max
Nike, just like adidas, is a serious heavyweight in the world of sports and sportswear and they also boast a number of iconic best-selling designs that look set to stay. One of their most iconic trainer designs has to be of course their Air Max which is perennially in fashion. First brought out in the late 1980s (1987 to be exact), what set these shoes apart at the time was the patented Air Max cushioning which is often visible in the sole. This means they are supremely comfortable and practical, and since nowadays they are available in loads of different colours, for a sporty fashion trainer, this is a great pick.
Converse hi-tops, or chucks as they are commonly referred to, are one of if not the oldest trainer design in the world having been first manufactured in America in 1908. In the 1920s a basketball player named Chuck Taylor joined the Converse sponsored basketball team, the Converse All Stars, and the shoes have been pretty much legendary ever since. The classic look is of course the black hi-tops, but there are so many colours and textures to choose from that the choice is tough! For a preppy look, choose these!