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5 It-girl approved trainers that you need to add to cart this Winter

From New Balance to Adidas, these kicks are all supermodel and fashion influencer-approved...

COLOGNE, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 25: Maria Barteczko seen wearing a khaki green oversized trenchcoat by NA-KD, an ARKET wool sweater over the shoulders, a grey oversized ARKET sweater, a black silk wide ARKET leg pants, a Celine beige logo baseball cap, Adidas pink Gazelle sneaker, H&M silver necklace, H&M silver hoop earrings, Hermès black leather mini Kelly bag and Ray-Ban gold round retro glasses on September 25, 2022 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Jeremy Moeller/Getty Images)
Lauren Ramsay
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Fashion set, we thank you, and so do our feet. Ever since the blurred line between smart and casual fashion that occurred post-pandemic, elevated streetwear has become our go-to. Whether it's cigarette, wide-leg or leather trousers, trainers are fashionista's footwear of choice to pair with anything and everything, and we love it.

The popularity of the trend matches the popularity of Y2K. From retro kicks like Nike Air Max 95’s to dad shoe-defining Salomon's, so many pairs of trainers have flourished unexpectedly, and continue to do so as we head further into 2023.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: Bella Hadid is seen in the photo studio on December 20, 2023 in New York, New York. (Photo by MEGA/GC Images)© MEGA
Bella Hadid is bringing back the Gazelle's this winter

We’ve noticed influencers, A-listers and royal fashionistas alike wearing the same sneakers on repeat, and most at affordable prices. From 2022 favourites that are still dominating the fashion sphere, to ones we've noticed slowly creeping onto our Instagram feeds, here are the 5 It-girl trainers you need to be shopping this winter.

5 It-girl-approved trainers:

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    Gazelle Shoes in 'Wonder Taupe' - Adidas
    Gazelle Shoes in 'Wonder Taupe' - Adidas


    Adidas Gazelles

    Editor's Note:

    Samba's have been the undeniable footwear champion of 2023, and in every colourway possible. Celebrities and influencers alike have donned the classic black and grey pair,  dopamine-inducing green and yellow, and more recently, nabbed the pairs designed by Wales Bonner. The silhouette's sister shoe - the Gazelle - is the perfect alternative if your sought-after Sambas are nowhere to be found, and Bella Hadid is officially putting them on the map. 

    The Samba's sister, the Gazelle, is going to be 2024's hottest trainer trend. As a minimalism fan, I love this taupe colourway that Bella Hadid is championing. Pair with any outfit and chunky gold jewellery for an elevated off-duty look.

  2. 2/5

    PUMA x SPARCO Speedcat OG Driving Shoes© Puma
    PUMA x SPARCO Speedcat OG Driving Shoes

    SPARCO Speedcat OG Driving Shoes


    Editor's Note:

    "Originally introduced back in 1999 in a fireproof version for Formula One drivers, the Puma Sparco Speedcat has since been reimagined in numerous colourways and fabrics, becoming a fashion classic," explains Hello! Fashion's Orion Scott. Emily Ratajkowski is currently championing the cheugy shoe that we're predicting is going to trump the Samba in 2024...

    These fiery trainers are bang on trend this winter season - red is the colour of the moment, and 'sports quest' is going to be a major trend in 2024 according to Depop.

  3. 3/5

    New Balance 9060 Women's - JD Sports
    New Balance 9060 Women's - JD Sports

    New Balance 9060

    New Balance

    Editor's Note:

    New Balance will forever be dad trainers, But luckily for the brand, dad trainers are officially cool. They've been spotted on everybody from Kendall Jenner and Sydney Sweeney, to Matilda Djerf this year, and 9060s have become a fashion favourite this winter with their mushroom, slate grey and brown colourways. New Balance stock comes and goes like hotcakes so be quick...

    These trainers epitomise 'gorpcore' but in the coolest way possible. I love the earth-toned colour palette combination to add some warmth to a cold-weather ensemble.

  4. 4/5

    Leonis Gore - Tex
    Leonis Gore - Tex

    Leonis Gore - Tex


    Editor's note:

    Salomons were a major label this year, adored by the likes of Hailey Bieber, Bella Hadid and Rihanna. Emily Ratajkowski gave the shoe an autumnal makeover recently and opted for this navy colourway that gave the walking shoe a chicer feel.

    Not only are Salomons officially cool thanks to the It-girls, but they're seriously comfy thanks to their intended purpose to take on 'Multi-activity' challenges. I love this blue colourway first worn by EmRata, it's giving Gorp-core chic.

  5. 5/5

    Air Max 95 Essential - Nike
    Air Max 95 Essential - Nike

    Air Max '95 Essential


    Editor's note:

    Nike Air trainers are back with a vengeance. Air Force’s have been a staple shoe for the last couple of years, and Hailey Bieber has made a strong case for the retro Air Max 95s throughout the whole of 2023. 

    These trainers are the definition of retro. Take styling tips from Hailey Bieber and wear with an oversized jumper and bright white socks.

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