Scribbling On Your White Kicks Is Set To Be The Trainer Trend Of 2017

Doodling is the new black... apparently

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If the well-heeled feet of the European street style set are anything to go by, 2017's trainer trend de rigueur is one that's on the personal side: doodling.

Inspired by punk and bored 13-year-olds in toilet cubicles, those in the know are taking sharpies to their trainers, turning the blank canvas of pristine kicks into their own walking mood board. Complete with flames, skulls and 'f**k the system' messages, presumably aimed at all those world leaders who sit front row at fashion shows.

If Kanye does it then it must be cool
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High fashion has already jumped on the movement, with the ever-trendy authority on modern streetwear Vetements collaborating with Reebok on a pair of graffitied InstaPump Furies - yours to pre-order for the cool price tag of £525.

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While this is hardly the first time the world of fashion and youth culture have utilised purposefully messy etchings to deface - or decorate - clothing, it's interesting to see upmarket brands appropriating the look almost as soon as it's begun.

Before you start on your newfound punk leanings, may we suggest a few words and phrases that should make it onto your soon-to-be defaced trainers.

1.) f***k

2.) Donald Trump is bad

3.) Mum

4.) Down with money

5.) Sausage

Now you're riled up and ready to doodle, here are five styles of trainers that can lend themselves to a bit of crafty artwork. Or you could just let them be... it's up to you, isn't it.

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Premium Leather Old Skool, £70, vans.co.uk

NikeLab Blazer Studio Low, £99, endclothing.com

Adidas Gazelle, £75, adidas.co.uk

Vetements X Reebok InstaPump Fury, £525, matchesfashion.com

Puma X Diamond Supply Classic, £75, endclothing.com

And finally, the most important part of this whole trend...

Sharpie Permanent Marker, £1.75, amazon.co.uk