The shoe for all seasons

Now that summer's winding down, it's time to put away the white trainers. Sad times, we know. But look on the bright/dark side, now you can bring out those darker trainers again.

Black trainers tend to be a little 'emo teenager' for our tastes, but a pair of slate grey numbers are the perfect halfway house.

While this Common Projects pair are anything but cheap (£410, The Corner) they'll work with everything from indigo denim to beige cords.

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Most importantly, everyone needs a pair of sophisticated trainers in their armoury - those Converse all-stars aren't fooling anyone. www.thecorner.com