If you happen to be one of the few men rocking sandals over summer, first of all, we commend you, but also, your time for freeing the toes is almost up. Soon, toe caps and lace up boots will become the dominant force in the footwear world. But with the sun still sitting high in the sky, making the switch and investing in hefty hiking boots and military leathers so soon seems a little too premature for our liking. 

Luckily, there are plenty of summer footwear styles that bridge the seasonal gap, which are ready to buy now, wear now and still feel fresh come autumn. Enter: trainers. Whether you wear them to the gym or to the office, or both on the same day, trainers are the bread and butter of a man’s footwear wardrobe - and for good reason. Combining style, comfort and longevity in equal measure, they look just as good with shorts and a tee, as they do a pair of suit trousers (if you choose correctly, of course!). 

We’ve conducted the grueling research on your behalf, and have collated some of our favourite picks, all available to buy now at Trinity Leeds. But be warned, there’s no flash in the pan summer trends here. Instead, we’ve searched high and low to bring you current season trainers that will work long into next season too. 

But don’t worry, although a staple pair of great trainers is a crucial investment, you don’t necessarily have to splash the cash. Right now, there’s plenty of trending trainers to be snapped up in the summer sales as well, which we’ve included for good measure. 

So lace up - these shoes are going to be your end-all.