At long last we’ve spotted a trend that’s not only bold and edgy, but super comfy too! We’re talking trainers. Yes, you heard right. Proper running shoes, or takkies if you prefer, are overtaking the usual towering heel as the footwear of choice at fashion week.

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Here’s our top 20 picks:

ELLE sneakers best picks

1. R699, Converse

2. R749, Adidas

3. R629, Converse

4. R699, Nike

5. R579, Vans

6. R 899, Onitsuka Tiger

7. R799, Puma

8. R749, Nike

9. R599, Le Coq Sportif

10. R423, Vans

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11. R379, Linx at

12. R600, Superga

13. R699, Converse x Marimekko

14. R1199, Nike at Shelf Life

15. R999, Nike

16. R 899, Onitsuka Tiger

17. R749, Nike

18. R379, Linx at

19. R599, Nike

20. R699, Puma

Top tip for pulling off the trend from ELLE’s contributing fashion stylist Luisa Rodrigues: ‘The key is to pair your trainers with a smart tailored look that you would normally wear heels with or wear them with a pretty printed dress. Steer clear of track pants or anything resembling sportswear.

What’s your favourite trainer? Tell us by leaving a comment below!


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