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Wardrobe Essential | 'Classy' Trainers

Wardrobe Essential | 'Classy' Trainers

You already have trainers. Good. Now it's time for a better pair. A, dare we say it, classy trainer. 
 
Luxury trainers can seem like an oxymoron at first glance. We understand if your first thought is 'why bother? they'll just get wrecked at a gig anyway'. We understand, but it's time to change that line of thinking.
 
The first step is to realise that the classy trainer is made much like the classy shoe. So therefore it'll cost more, last longer and get better with wear in a way that your run of the mill trainers won't. And they'll look better.
 
While Common Projects are the well established leaders of the classy trainer world, (£255, Mr Porter, below) a slightly newer label are traditional shoemakers Buttero (top).
 
The Italian company make their footwear using shoe making techniques, so they'll last longer than your average trainer. And the leather is the same they use on their shoes, meaning they'll fade in the right way with use.
 
Basically, they'll act like your best pair of shoes. You'll even be able to polish and wax, something you can't do on the substandard leather used on most mass market trainers. Buttero's latest collection sees them release several classy trainers, our pick of the bunch being these tan leather low tops (Superdenim, £185).
 
Treat them like you do your shoes and they'll last for years - which will make for a pleasant change from those piles of plimsolls you now use to do the gardening.