Boys: How to Wear Retro Running Trainers

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As summer drifts into Autumn and with Winter just around the corner it’s time to start thinking of comfortable and versatile footwear options – after all footwear is the most important aspect of any look. Vintage trainers are the perfect balance between comfort and style and is a trend that’s currently sweeping the fashion industry bringing both form, and function to everyday outfits.

The retro running trainer is very much a menswear essential, a versatile addition to any off-duty wardrobe that comes with the allowance to be dressed up, or dressed down. This new style of running shoe offers a timeless silhouette that’s a practical, comfortable and on-point option that varies from the cliché’s of Converse and Nike Blazers.

A trend that originated on the streets, with the high fashion industry quickly cottoning on to the rise of the retro runner, it wasn’t long before mega-brands such as Reebok, Gola and Nike started producing their own takes.

Here’s Express Trainers’ four different ways to incorporate the retro runner into your everyday looks this season:

1 – Go daring and rock a print
Make a statement with the Adidas Originals LTD Edition Match Play in Leopard Print, crafted from premium leather and pony hair thee retro trainers will draw all the attention and become the main focus point of your entire look.
With the animal print present, keep the rest of your look simple, jeans with a polo shirt is a tried and tested winning pairing for men but don’t be afraid to add in a dark aran knit jumper or layer it up with a trench coat for when the weather turns nasty.

2 – Perfect the smart-casual pairing
A pair of tailored trousers doesn’t have to be reserved for the suit, take them out of their formal comfort zone and team with a pair of Reebok retro runners for a smart-casual ensemble that oozes originality. Add in a turtle-neck jumper to keep the balance and throw on a beige trench coat in preparation for winter.

3 – Try an Onitsuka Tiger
Probably the most cult retro trainer before New Balance burst onto the scene, the Onitsuka Tiger is a versatile trainer that comes in an array of colours ensuring you’re never stuck for choice. In a low-cut silhouette team these trainers with a pair of skinny jeans (rolled up of course) and a simple grey knit for a winning look that’s perfect for day or night.
 4 – Go Greenstreet
The Adidas Originals Samba Super is a retro football trainer that will score you serious street style points. Originally used on the pitch the Samba Super has recently made the transition into everyday casual wear. Team with black jeans, an iconic Fred Perry polo shirt and a bomber jacket to perfect your Saturday football watching look.

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