Mike Adler's Sneaker Special


31st March 2021

Along with many changes this past year, one central issue for my personal wardrobe edit was to screen boots out and trainers in! Comfortable footwear was vital for working from home and the dog walk – hoorah for my high and low top trainers! So here is a 49-pair strong selection of my favourite men’s and women’s sneakers.

Christian Louboutin, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, D&G, Jimmy Choo, Gucci and Loewe all feature in this great leather and suede outer, lined, trimmed, embossed and piped selection. And weatherproof exteriors proved the perfect option for mid season!

Dare I try to rate them in order? There’s just too many to love! I hope you agree and find your own trainer heaven to carry you forward with comfort, quality and great style!

X Mike


In love with this electric orange LV woven raffia leather, damier print and suede calf leather trimmed mens trainer! The seasons brightest statement £890 from Louis Vuitton.



This luxury leather LV mens trainer features an embroidered beaded damier print and its pattern and colour blocked panels are super chic  – one for the archive, never to be thrown away! £2,810 from Louis Vuitton



The newest addition to the sharkina Louboutin women’s range,  leather upper featuring neon and metallic trim and the shark fin red soles – available to pre order at Saks Fifth Avenue £637.70



I’m a huge fan of this Vida Viva Christian Louboutin calf leather  trainer with removable rubber cover for outdoor protection. The citrus colourway hints at a welcome change of season! £835 from Christian  Louboutin


I own a fair few pairs of Li-Ning already and this pair of track-ready  trainers is next on my list. Built for the hiking trail, I just love  the street cred leather overlay design! £239.00 available at End. London



Having recently discovering the Lavair brand, it’s now filling my celeb client’s wardrobes. This super-chic white leather and suede sneaker is stylish, durable and super comfortable! £175 available at Lavair online!



It wouldn’t be an edit without a Jimmy Choo, and my go-to boot designer has designed this great luxury sneaker. The mint green mix of calf leather and crosta suede is £475 at Jimmy



The women’s Diamond X Jimmy choo low top trainer in white and tan leather and crosta suede is a perfect match to the mens version. If twinning it isn’t a priority, your own pair is just as powerful! £475 at Jimmy



The grey calfskin mens B22 Dior sneaker with technical mesh is the elevated trainer to bring day to night. The perfect buy for the current in-and-out lifestyle. £940 from



Moncler has found a niche collaborating with global elite brands and this technical high top is a great example of outerwear with cutting edge design. The leather and trim details pair with bright highlights £570 from



This Dolce & Gabbana NS1 trainer was designed around a technical athletic silhouette. Run-resistant mesh, leather, rubber and toggle-fastened laces in bright hues of blue and orange complete the low trainer £625 from



The burnt red, black and grey suede detail Daymaster by Dolce & Gabbana is a staple for the season. Understated elegance £675 from



The ultimate collaboration between New balance and Casablancan creative director Charaf Tajer has produced the coolest trainers! Subtle colour, print and technical leathers create this harmonious sneaker. Leather, suede and jacquard panels layer both labels’ design codes, including a bi-colour N-appliqué, floral and geometric patterns. Coming soon £130 from



Each season I try to stock up my wardrobe with new Givenchy and this Spectre perforated leather trainer is one of my ultimate design favourites for the season! The white and silver sports-led trainer is a sign of the times in our fashion forward, leisure-led lives. £595 from



The leather and suede overlays on this Adidas ZX 2K technical trainer are understated an uncomplicated. Earth tones and effortless design are key to their success – I absolutely love them! £110 from



Another great design from Moncler. This navy leather-heeled high top in the brand’s signature colours channels ski and street. The Emilien II leather and neoprene trainer is £390 from



This classic cherry-patch white leather women’s tennis trainer from Gucci needs no further explanation! £525 from



The men’s Ace Gucci low sneaker with interlocking GG leather logo and blue suede heel patch is the classic trainer you’ve been looking for. There’s no better statement than this. £480 from



J W Anderson has made his mark as the creative director at Loewe and these cool trainers are in the brand’s classic signature colours brown, white and black. Made in leather and suede, they are as easy to wear as they are to look at. The women’s ballet runners are £552 at



These leather high tops are Golden Goose by husband and wife duo Alessandro Gallo and Francesa Rinaldo. Their signature skate shoe is lovingly distressed by hand for its vintage feel. Made with Italian leather, it features their trademark gold star. £516 at



This Dolce and Gabbana low top women’s leather sneaker is perfect for the upcoming warmer months. The mesh side panels not only provide a welcome design feature, they’re functional as well! £558 at



The superior craftsmanship of Dunhill London presents the Ariel sneaker. The sporty design has a painted finish for a rich, luxe and smart design! £535 at



The vibrant pink and orange panels of the Jago Tom Ford men’s mid sneaker are crafted in Italy with leather and suede. This is stylish and street to the max! £690 at



I love the mint Jago Tom Ford as an alternative for spring! £690 at



My favourite Saint Laurents are always the classics. Well made, well cut and in signature SL style. This flat sneaker is all the things you would want from the brand, understated but premium. The Court Classic SL/06 leather trimmed distressed canvas sneaker is £420 at



Another great example of the classic Saint Laurent. The brand led the way for distressed leather goods and this white high top is a great example of grained leather distressed well. The SL24 women’s mid top lace up is £615 from



The mens SL24 features the same great grained leather distressing, with an easy velcro front and Saint Laurent embossed design detail. £565 from



When Y-3 and Adidas collaborate, the result is an ultra cool aesthetic. With an epic colourway and design, this run-inspired leather and suede sneaker is £279.95 from



The Y-3 Kaiwa black and white leather low top trainers are true to the brand’s contemporary design £329 at



The monochromatic Y-3 Yohji Pro high-top sneaker has an aerodynamic illusion thanks to the clever use of leather and suede in its design. Sure to pair with everything, this is a great buy at £270 at



The Fendi flow men’s suede detailed sneaker celebrates luxury in the brand’s famed style and quality. Fendi fans will be spoilt for choice in the many available colourways £670 from



This colour option is everything! More men’s greatness with the Fendi flow sneaker £670 from



It’s a Y-3 design named Sukui and I love the leather upper design and colour palate. The stitched Yohji Yamamoto signature on the lace cover panel is one of my favourite features! £623 from



The Lanvin bumper low sneaker with yellow leather detail and blue suede gussets is one of the best examples of a smart trainer in my edit. At £419 its mid range price point is accessible for the quality and look of such a historic brand. The muted colour palette is so chic £419 at 



The Lanvin bumper low sneaker with yellow leather detail and blue suede gussets is one of the best examples of a smart trainer in my edit. At £419 its mid range price point is accessible for the quality and look of such a historic brand. The muted colour palette is so chic £419 at 



Positively conscious, scoring 4 out 5 by independent ethical brand rating agency Good On You, is the Raf Simons S Ozweego sneaker! With pink leather upper and metallic dip effect outer, this is ethically sourced and produced £1859 from



Another positively conscious sneaker from Raf Simons and Adidas! Constructed from leather and mesh panels, the Ozweego sneaker with tonal gradient effect, a leather cut-out back and upper in black, red and white is £451 from



Adidas and Raf Simons have collaborated for this calf leather Stan Smith sneaker. The metallic sheen and varnished finish have decorative perforations and the single copper tone is a statement all on its own. £269 from



Atmos for Adidas have designed this leather and fur detailed sneaker in a bright and bold citrus. This fun shoe is balanced with black highlights and features a subtle snake-print finish. £185 from



I’m a major fan of this lace up leather Prada Chukka boot! Its soccer street style with stitched panels and a touch strap fastening is a leader in this space £750 from



The Cloudbuster Thunder Prada sneaker channels stormtrooper sci fi. This sleek leather panelled trainer is both futuristic and modern! £820 from



The 551 Dsquared2 beige and brown calf leather-trimmed trainers are an easy addition to any wardrobe and accessible smart casual £340 from



The 551 Dsquared2 beige and brown calf leather-trimmed trainers are an easy addition to any wardrobe and accessible smart casual £340 from



Another Dsquared2 for my edit! I love the colour blocking here with its vibrant red, green, grey, blue and tan in complementary contrast to its white and black base! £455 from



A women’s leather and suede edit for Dsquared2, in a beautifully balanced colourway. The sneaker is subtle, uncomplicated and powerfully modern. £445 from



With a similar aesthetic to a Saint Laurent or Golden Goose, this women’s trainer is by the artisans of Officine Creative. With a perforated metallic leather outer, leather logo back gusset and leather lining, you can find it for £372 from



This women’s Fendi offering is identical in design to the men’s Fendi flow. Beautifully muted tones in pinks and tans with the FF motif tongue detail! £620 from



These Givenchy black-grained leather sneakers feature subtle logo details throughout. Superior street style £625 from



Refreshingly modern, this Gianni Versace signature leather high top is far from the heavy prints and logo accessories in the brand’s mainline collection. Contemporary, yet edgy colour blocking is the true success here £800 from