Embrace Athleisure: The 7 Trainers You Need This Summer

Athleisure is a huge trend, and with the World Cup taking place this summer, one that is only set to grow over the next few months! So, why not embrace sports chic by making trainers your new summer go-to?

Trainers are definitely a firm favourite in our footwear collections. They are both comfortable and stylish – what’s not to love? Trainers can, however, often be difficult to style, so we thought we’d lend a hand. This week at Shoon we’re talking all things trainers, running through our favourite athleisure styles and how to dress them up for all your summer occasions.



Trainers for the office

We know, we know. Trainers in the office can feel like a no-go. However, if your office has a generally relaxed dress code, there are a number of ways trainers can be transformed into work-appropriate attire.

The trick here is to keep the rest of your outfit looking sharp and tailored – a pair of cropped chinos or cigarette pants and sleek blouse are perfect. This creates a clean, simple and professional look, that can then be given an edge with trainers.

For a slightly more formal take on this cool juxtaposition of styles, opt for the Moda in Pelle Arlot Tan Leather shoes. With a tassel loafer upper set on a sporty sole, these shoes hint at sports-luxe while still retaining a professional finish. Or, for a more dressed-down look, opt for the edgy Daniel Suri Black Leather Reptile Flatform Trainers.

Trainers for a festival

Trainers are the perfect choice for a summer music festival, offering you comfort that will allow you to dance the night away. Whether you’re teaming yours with a boho style dress for festival chic or denim shorts and a tee for vintage style, a pair of trainers are a must-have in your festival arsenal.

To keep both comfortable and on top of the trends, why not stand out from the crowd in a pair of metallic trainers? The Moda in Pelle Fiarli Rose Gold Leather trainers perfectly fuse feminine and sporty style, and are guaranteed to create an eye-catching finishing touch to any festival ensemble.


Trainers for a shopping trip

Shopping trips can be tough on the feet, so trainers are the perfect choice to help ensure you can shop without dropping. Keep the look casual and comfortable by opting for jeans and a blouse, then complete your ensemble with relaxed trainers.

For a simple yet effective look, opt for the Shoon Grey Suede Lace Up Trainers. Or, for something a little more statement, choose the Daniel Studiest White Leather Embellished Trainer. With their unique embellished style, these trainers guarantee to add an edge to any daytime look.  


Trainers for an evening out with the girls

When you think of an evening out with the girls, trainers may not be the first thing that spring to mind. However, flatforms are here to change that!

A pair of flatforms are the perfect transitional shoe for a summer evening sipping cocktails. They look just as fantastic with jeans as they do with a little black dress, and will literally elevate any look. Keep on-trend this summer by opting for the Moda in Pelle Astera Nude Silver Metallic Leather. With their metallic leather upper and statement platform sole, these glamorous trainers are an evening out staple!


Trainers for summer walks

And finally, what about summer days spent out and about, exploring and enjoying the sunshine? Whether you’re talking a stroll around the park or tackling a big summer hike, it is vital to have the right footwear for the job,

The Legero Olbia Lace trainers are our first choice for keeping feet comfortable throughout long walks. With their soft suede uppers, removable insoles and Gore-Tex technology, these practical trainers will keep you both feeling and looking wonderful all summer long!


If you’re looking to get onboard with the sports-luxe trend this summer, explore the full collection of women’s casual shoes at Shoon. With trainers from the likes of Moda in Pelle, Daniel and Legero, you’re sure to discover the perfect pair for you.

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