26 Oct

Track Trainers Are Officially In

This season’s best picks from Balenciaga, Gucci and more

Written By Sarah Ben Romdane

Running might not be your thing, but chances are you’ll be wearing track trainers this season. Because after seeing cycling shorts and shades take over the fashion industry earlier this year, it seems like track trainers are the newest anti-fashion statement. And this news comes as a huge relief.

 

For far too long, fashion has been entirely centred on aesthetics but recently, with fashion finally embracing practicality, wearability has become key.

 

And while some might see this shift as mundane, it actually reveals something quite fundamental about our generation: while luxury has always been associated with stuffiness and (in womenswear – extreme femininity), we’re now looking for a sense of reality.

 

Scrap your uncomfortable shoes for 5 of this season’s best track trainers.

 

Balenciaga Track low-top trainers

Famed for creating cult shoes, we’re sure Demna Gvasalia’s new silhouette will be another best-seller.

 

2765 AED / 573 USD

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Gucci Flashtrek panelled leather boots

Creative director Alessandro Michele is taking his maximalist vision to a whole new level with these hiking boots, which have already been spotted on none other than Migos’ Offset.

 

3878 AED / 1056 USD

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Nike Air Humara ’17 QS

After receiving a Supreme makeover last year, the Humara finally gets the spotlight it deserves.

 

515 AED / 140 USD

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1017 Alyx 9SM Low Hiking Boot Trainers

This is exactly how you wear neon.

 

216E AED / 589 USD

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Salomon Lab XT-6 Softground ADV Sneakers

With the rise of functional footwear, the French brand has unexpectedly become really fashionable – be sure to never go wrong with a classic Salomon.

 

845 AED / 230 USD

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