Like the Duchess of Cambridge, Julianne Moore and Dame Helen Mirren, you may have spent the past year living in white trainers. This winter, though, it’s time to up the shoe game, because our favourite celebrities and street stylers are swapping their classic kicks for metallic trainers.
We think a pair of gold, silver, bronze or rose gold metallic trainers will be the best investment you make all year. Why? Well, they do everything white trainers can do, and more. Comfort is still assured, but so is an effortless injection of razzle-dazzle guaranteed to brighten up your day. They’re much easier to keep clean, too!
Sufficiently laid back to wear with jeans and T-shirts, yet smart enough to pair with suits and glam enough to team with floaty dresses and skirts, trust us when we tell you you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them.
How to wear metallic trainers
Metallic tones work with virtually everything, from bold bright to muted neutrals. Need a bit of help easing into the trend? Take a tip from TV presenter Alex Jones and team a pair of silver trainers with a pair of grey jeans or trousers. This tonal colour blocking trick has leg-lengthening effects, too.
Sold? Scroll down to check out our edit of the best metallic trainers on the fashion scene this season.
Best metallic trainers to buy now
Step it up with these classy trainers that will give your casual look the shine it needs.
Are you the conservative type? Don’t be shy, there’s a pair with you in mind. Opt for a subtle detail like these Adidas trainers with gold trimming.
Team court trainers, R1 299, Adidas stores
Go bold and put your best foot forward with metallic snakeskin flatforms that will give your look the edge.
Whether you’re looking for simplicity or a pop of colour, these dusty pink trainers will give you the style confidence you need.
Make a grand statement and go for sparkles with these beauties. They look fabulous with pleated skirts, trust us!
Simple but far from boring, classic but fashionable – these Superga plimsolls have been around for some time now but we’re sure they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Pair them with light denim and a white shirt for the ultimate classic combo.
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Thato is a multifaceted creative. An entertainment technology graduate who majored in costume design and make-up artistry and is now the fashion and digital intern at Woman&Home magazine. Her keen eye for detail and flair for fashion has professed her a stylist.