Plot twist: our kicks are taking centre stage this summer. An influx of new styles have exacerbated our penchant for box fresh trainers – according to market research company Mintel, casual shoes and trainers are now the most popular shoe style, with just one in five women (22%) purchasing heels in recent years.
Gone are the days of 'pink it and shrink it', the eye-rolling notion that women's trainers should be dainty and cute. Nowadays, the runway has joined in the trainer hype with an onslaught of delicious offerings. Another day, another pair of trainers we're emotionally invested in – but the question is, which pair will put a spring in our step this summer? Ugly dad trainers have been cast aside and we're ready for a new season of gems.
With the fashion-forward trainers coming in thick and fast, we've rounded up a selection that will have all eyes on your snazzy feet. You can thank us later.