The Best Men's Trainers For Winter

Our pick of the season's best kicks

If you've been all-but living in white canvas trainers for the heady, carefree days of summer, then we've got some bad news, amigos: it's over, dead, c'est fini, done — capiche?

That's the bad news. The good news is that autumn and winter present a fresh opportunity to reinvigorate your trainer rotation with some darker shades and hardier styles, which is where we come in.

Picking the freshest releases that will make you, if-only-fleetingly, happy, here are our favourite new trainers for autumn, winter and the many months beyond.

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adidas Original x White Mountaineering

Despite the whole mountaineering shtick (White Mountaineering is actually a brand from Tokyo), we would advise against taking these on that Kilimanjaro trek that you hassled all your FB friends to donate towards.

Why are you asking for someone to donate towards a holiday? How is that a thing?

Anyway - these are great and are made out of mesh and will look extremely cool on your feet with all your nice new A/W clothes. 

adidas Originals x White Mountaineering, Boston Super Primeknit Sneakers, £160,

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In a market drowning in minimalist tennis shoes, Gucci takes a classic shape and Gucci-fies it to the MAX with the classic red and green stripe, plus a big angry panther head... or is it a Jaguar?

We're saying panther and that's final.  

Gucci, Ace Embroidered Watersnake And Leather Sneakers, £450,

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New Balance

The Marmite label that places trainer enthusiasts in one of two camps.

1.) I love New Balance, they are great.

2.) I hate New Balance, they suck.

Whatever your deeply-held belief on NB is (and we love them tbh), these burgundy suede M770SPG's (catchy) are a nice A/W update on one of the most popular (and polarising) trainers out there.

Also, they're made in England. 

New Balance M770SPG - Made In England, £149,

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Common Projects

A thicker-soled cousin to the classic Achilles, these new CP tennis shoes aren't quite as do-it-all as their skinny family member, but big trainers need love to.

Common Projects,Tennis Pro Suede-Trimmed Leather Sneakers, £370,

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These low-profile forest green kicks are very East Germany vs Yugoslavia in a heated 1984 handball contest, which is the exact aesthetic we're trying to channel for A/W '18

adidas Originals, Intack Spezial Faux Leather-Trimmed Suede Sneakers, £85,

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Vans Anaheim

The 'Anaheim' imprint of Vans' classic Sk8-Hi, these old school favourites are made to the exact specifications of the bowl-shredding (skate chat, dudes) California originals.

They don't come around too often, so be quick... 


Vans Sk8-Hi 'Anaheim', £60,

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Our Legacy

Uber Cool Scandi brand Our Legacy has recently branched into the trainer market, with these extremely comfy-looking sort-of runners its guinea pig pair.

They won't be for everyone, but then again, where's the fun if they were?

Our Legacy Mono Runner, £349,

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A hard-to-find style that takes inspiration from a classic Nike runner. These forest green bad bois are based on the swoosh's 1989 Pegasus, but are updated with clean suede, modern cushioning and a very 'out for coffee on a Sunday morning in Brooklyn' kind of aesthetic.

Nike Pegasus 89, £85,

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A dark, dark horse in the ubiquitous brand trainer game, Diadora actually make some very nice-looking kicks that are made in Italy from the leather of cows who are played Monteverdi and fed fresh Arancini every day of their pampered lives. 

Nice trainers, essentially. 

Diadora N9000 Amaro - Made in Italy, £109,

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A faithful recreation of the vintage Seventies Chuck (check that off-white sole... nice), this winter Converse has released the All Star '70 in a very nice 'Midnight Blue' colourway that nicely disrupts the black, white, black, white hegemony of winter trainers. 

Every good trainer rotation needs at least one pair. 

What do you mean you don't have a trainer rotation?

Chuck Taylor All Star '70 Vintage Canvas, £70,