Summer normally means splashes of colour but when it comes to footwear, nothing says summer more than white trainers. Impossible to keep box fresh white, yet the quest to keep them pristine is part of the summer vernacular. White trainers can dress down a suit so it appears less formal, smarten up the casual shirt/jeans combo or simply provide that look of summer flair and carefree chill when on holiday. Needless to say, the discerning gent should have a pair as part of his summer style armoury.
The white on black combination from the Clean 90 trainer is certainly one for summer style. Handmade from smooth white Italian leather along with a black rubber cup-sole, the slightly higher heel and cushioned footbed make this minimalist silhouette a summer choice for those discerning gents wanting something different.
RRP £150 – from Axel Arigato
There are few things more summer than a pair of Converse trainers and the Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 Mono are the ones discerning gents need on their feet for that summer feeling. The all-white monochromatic look features a smooth leather upper along with the classic Converse rubber siding and cushioned footbed.
RRP £70 – from Converse
Nike Air Max
Those the discerning gents needing additional spring to his step, Nike Air Max trainers are the ones for you. The iconic Air Max outline hasn’t changed since the 80s – these Nike Air Max 1 Essential iD have soft responsive cushioning with snug comfortable fit.
RRP 120 – from Nike
When trainers’ look and feel as classical British Summertime, as these Classic G2 White Canvas trainers from Spring Court certainly do, then the discerning gent is on to a winner. Featuring a white cotton canvas upper, off white cotton lining finished with a traditional vented rubber outsole in natural (white) colour, these trainers will look good in formal and casual settings in equal measure.
RRP £66.80 – from Spring Court
Summer canvas trainers don’t come any smarter than these 2750 Linu from Supergra. Lightweight and slim, these can soften the formal look (if paired with a suit) or smarten up the casual appearance (if worn with jeans and a classic tee). These are ubiquitous Italian style in every way.
RRP £50 – from Supergra