The year may be entering its final phase, but there is still time to get in on the latest trainer trends, especially as prices on top footwear brands begin to tumble.
Obscure is best
Interestingly, one of the defining features so far has been the popularity of opting for little-known trainer brands rather than settling for pairs from major players like Nike or Adidas.
The upshot is that smaller companies have emerged from the shadows in recent months, with the likes of Karhu, Terrem, and Ransom all gaining traction this year.
With sites like https://www.ejmenswear.com selling men’s designer clothes and trainers at competitive prices, snapping up desirable trainers is even easier, especially if they are on the cusp of escaping obscurity.
Cooperation is key
A growing number of trainer designers seem to have been willing to collaborate, not just compete with one another. The result is a flush of new pairs which combine the talents of at least two brands and give fans of both something to get excited about.
Mainstream names like Diadora and Champion have partnered with up and coming firms to produce some impressive pumps in recent months. Tie-ins with sporting celebrities have also helped to maintain momentum for many established ranges – http://www.express.co.uk/sport/tennis/847402/Roger-Federer-Michael-Jordan-Nike-trainers-US-Open-2017-sportgalleries.
Vintage is vital
Classic trainer designs manage to never go out of style and there were many examples this year which combined vintage aesthetics with space-aged touches, thanks to the rise of metallic finishes. Puma and Adidas were both proponents of this trend, with the Gazelle Gold trainers from the Adidas brand managing to execute the retro metallic look with the most style and class.
Rugged is revived
The box fresh look has been popular amongst trainer aficionados for a long time, but in 2017 there has been a move away from untouched exteriors as fashion conscious people tune into the appeal of pairs that look a bit more battered.
Whether or not an age-distressed trainer is appropriate will depend on the outfit and the occasion, but this approach is especially effective for brands like Converse, as this only adds to their retro mystique. Because of this trend, people are choosing to hang onto old trainers for longer in the hope that they will eventually become worth wearing again further down the line.