7 New Trainer Brands To Know

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Trainers have been having a long-standing love affair with fashion, rarely a collection goes by where there isn't a trainer-type shoe making the whole show feel a lot more accessible and a lot more cool. 

With people bowing down (and selling a kidney) to be part of the Yeezy crew, Stan Smiths selling out, Rihanna x Puma causing sleepovers on Carnaby Street and every person in West London owning a pair of Nike's Roshe Runs, trainers are here to stay.


Fancy an upgrade? These are the kicks that are turning us into serious sneaker heads. 

Filling Pieces

The Amsterdam luxe trainers that are making the street circuit rounds, without the eye-watering prices of designer trainers.

A unique aesthetic with their trademark over-length tongue and platforms filling pieces are making trainer waves. 

Prices from £140 at fillingpieces.com


Axel Arigato

Channeling the polished athleticism of brands like Common Projects and Eytys, Axel Arigato started as menswear trainers.

Realising women were sneaker heads too they soon introduced a collection of must have trainers – simplistic style with luxe detailing. Swoon.

Prices from £110 at axelarigato.com

Denim Low Sneaker - Available now for pre-order #axelarigato

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Chukka sneaker - Made in supple brown suede with fringes and gum sole #axelarigato

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 Common Projects

Arguably the original luxe trainer, Common Projects was founded in New York, where 'Achilles Low' has a way of life.

Featuring the subtle trademark gold numbering, this is the A-List of trainer brands.

Prices from £250 available at net-a-porter.com

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Slip and slide into a pair of Diemme trainers, the Italian brand that has been producing shoes for the likes of Margiela, Chanel, Bottega Venta and Gucci for the past 25 years.

Each pair handcrafted with the finest Italian leathers, Diemme is putting some colour back into our step.

Prices from £190 available at Diemme.com

ETQ Amsterdam

Similar to Common Projects in design (but without the hefty price tag) ETQ put their emphasis on paired back and unassuming subtle design.

Although the brand is now introducing coloured designs their brand's focus is still firmly fixed on clean lines and a monochrome palette.

Prices from £172 available at etq-amsterdam.com

MAY 20 #etq #etqamsterdam

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Founded by Jon Buscemi, who previously served as Brand Director at Oliver People's, Buscemi is fresh out of LA.

A mix between street wear and skate wear the shoes have definitely got more of a West Coast vibe. We are all over those bow skates though.

Prices from £475 available at buscemi.com

@stylemba styles the Women's 40MM Bow. BUSCEMI.com

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The benefits of venting. Women's 125MM Round Hole in White. BUSCEMI.com

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Launched in Stockholm in 2013 by childhood friends Jonathan Hirschfield and Max Schiller, Eytys is all about a fuss free design.

The popular 'Mother' shoe, the brand's original trainer, is the boys idea of perfection and we can't dispute that.

Prices from £90 at eytys.com

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Back in stock: Doja Leather White

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