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Must-have Classic Kicks

Shopping for trainers can be really time-consuming and just generally difficult, getting the perfect fit, colour and construction isn’t as easy as just picking a shoe off the shelf. You want something practical, but stylish – something to go with your wardrobe, whether you’re late for your university lecture, on your way to work, or getting that perfect Instagram shot. So where better to start than the much loved Vans Old Skool?

Vans Old Skool £60

Available in a variety of colourways, nothing screams ‘iconic’ more than the Old Skool. Popular with skaters, this canvas shoe has slowly made it way onto the street-wear scene, now very popular among women including Julie Roberts and Bella Hadid. Easy to wear and super durable, this is set to be your go-to trainer, easy to accessorise and perfect with your favourite skirt or jeans. Everyone needs an all black trainer right?

Saucony Jazz Original Vintage £75

Next up, the Saucony Jazz Original, bringing a retro 80’s vibe to the mix, this trainer is available is 5 unique colours. With a slim silhouette, the Jazz was originally a running shoe made up of shock absorbing soles and a rubber grip, it is sure to get you through those frosty winter mornings! The mesh and suede upper provide the perfect balance between comfort and style with classic, simplistic muted colourways. 

Karhu Aria Capulet Olive/Mango £110 


Finally, I think we all have that pair of trainers we save for a special occasion, the pair that rakes in the compliments and gets a special place on the shoe rack. If you want something timeless, unique and long lasting, we recommend Karhu. Situated at the more premium end of the price range, Karhu use supple pig skin suede and breathable mesh to construct the upper, and have a sturdy shock absorbing sole. Admittedly, picking your first pair of Karhu’s will be challenging, with such a huge array of bright and bold colour ways to choose from, it can take some time to find the right pair. This season, we’ve picked the classic Karhu Aria style in Capulet Olive/Mango as a classic, slip on style trainer with rope laces, and a wintery green colourway. 

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