The humble sneaker has slowly but surely become one of the most versatile pieces of footwear. Traditionally reserved for sport, it now finds itself heralded as a contemporary fashion must-have that can be worn with casual staples or even paired with a relaxed suit.

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Our selection of sneakers incorporate everything that’s right about a contemporary sneaker and how it can be worn effectively as a killer addition to casual attire or as an edgy addition to soft tailoring. As denim has become more and more accepted as a form of smart attire (a nice dark raw denim is best), why not pair it with a smart pair of sneakers to finish off the look.

C.QP Racket Sneakers

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The Racquet is C.QP’s signature low-top sneaker made with extremely soft Italian leather uppers offering premium comfort. With a refined shape combined with understated detailing, including a clean suede heel tab, this is a modern classic in the making. Perfect with a pair of navy chinos or your choice of denim.

£240 at OPUMO

FEIT Suede Sneakers

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FEIT have been producing exquisite hand-made shoes for several years now, and the New York based brand’s low top sneaker is one of their iconic models. Bringing together superior comfort, combined with premium natural materials this sneaker oozes design finesse. You can choose from a host of colours in leather and seude variations, but we appreciate the classy midnight blue suede option as a nice alternative.

£375 at MR PORTER

Harry’s of London Mr Jones Trainers

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The Mr Jones trainer is perfect for those wanting a robust shoe for that all-occasion optionality. Featuring pale-grey suede and smooth white leather panels for subtle contrasting while utilising a specialist Vibram rubber sole for grip and anti-marking. Great paired with jeans.

£375 at MATCHESFASHION.COM

Ape’s Alternative – Adidas Stan Smith

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Adidas Stan Smith has been a stalwart as a sneaker choice. Equally great on the court it was intended for, it is now a trusty pair of footwear that you can’t go wrong. A classic shape the has inspired numerous other designers and brands alike. An absolute classic.

£75 at MR PORTER