6 high-end trainers you need in your wardrobe right now

With trainers this stylish, most bars will have to start revising their door policies. No, seriously.

November 25, 2014

There was a time when EDGAR would have told you to never be seen wearing your trainers in public, unless you're actually about to do some exercise or chase down a thief who just pinched an old lady's handbag.

But to quote the late Bob Dylan, the times they are a-changin', and wearing your sneakers in public nowadays is very much a statement of style.

Yes high-end trainers have been the talk of the fashion runway this season, with luxury brands constantly looking to outdo each other by cloaking the once-shunned sports shoe with a variety of top-notch materials.

In a trend of high-risk, high-rewards, unsurprisingly it is the seasoned shoemakers that have triumphed with trainers so smart you would actually be afraid to wear them for a kickabout - oh, the irony.

Here's our rundown of the smartest sneakers this side of the runway. The brands in order: Salsa, Baldinini, Berlutti, Dolce & Gabanna, Hogan, Lanvin.