Once considered a sports shoe and worn exclusively by teens and athletes, today the trainer is a solid fashion essential in any man’s wardrobe. From chilled out style, to smart casual looks, the trainer is now a seriously versatile staple that gets a whole lot of wear.

So which pairs do you need to invest in this summer? Here’s a quick run down of summer 2015’s most en pointe styles so you can keep up with the latest looks.

On your marks…


1. Bright Whites

Remember when you were a kid and the first thing you’d want to do with white trainers was rub them in the dirt? Now gleaming white kicks are a solid style statement worth investing in for of-the-moment footwear fashion credentials. Our Spam 2 Scuba trainers are on the money this season, with a low profile you can pair with slim cut jeans (opt for black to create a good lookin’ contrast) for instant minimalistic style.


2. Gum Soles


Our Gumbo Felt Mix trainers give a nod to the growing gum sole trend emerging this year. Originally designed for playing indoor sports on hard courts, a more fashionable crowd have jumped on these gum-bottomed beauties and adopted them as a key summer style.


3. Monochrome Bright


If you’re not big on the monochrome trend, brightly coloured trainers like our Spam 2 model in neon orange are a huge deal this summer. Inspired by Pharell’s “supercolour” range for Adidas, this is a bold trend that demands attention this season.


4. Unconventional Texture


From mock wood and wool, to corkboard, metal and snakeskin, incorporating unexpected textures into trainers with specialist fabrics is another big look this summer. Our Spam 2s in snakeskin are spot on if you’re keen to channel this trend, best worn with a sport luxe look or a simple slim leg jean.

Looking for fresh kicks for summer? Shop the Base London casual collection online. Which is your trainer of choice for 2015? Have your say in the Base London Facebook group.