The best stylish trainers for walking

Melisha Kaur
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With multiple health benefits from lowering disease risk and toning up legs, walking is a huge part of our lives and an antidote to the difficulties of modern life.

To ensure you're looking good while walking in comfort, we've selected some stylish yet cleverly-designed kicks that are worth the investment.

1. adidas Originals Stan Smith

Inspired by tennis legend Stan Smith, this classic silhouette by adidas is a go-to shoe design for dressing up, dressing down and everything in-between. The stylishly sleek trainers feature Achilles heel support to prevent tension, while a dimpled sole provides extra support.

£69.99, Foot Asylum, Buy it now

2. Nike Roshe Trainers

Want to feel like you're walking on air? Impressively lightweight, these black-and-white kicks will have you breezing through rush hour chaos while looking chic. This clever design, which is versatile enough to go with everything from dresses to jeans, gets its comfort points from a breathable mesh upper, a cushioned cuff and one-piece sole.

£70, ASOS, Buy it now

3. Nike Air Pegasus 83 Trainers

You'll feel as good as you look in these vibrant Nikes, designed with a thick rubber outsole and complete with the brand's signature swoosh branding. This slick silhouette offers extra foam cushioning to support your feet during long strides and add a spring to every step.

£45, Office, Buy it now


4. adidas Originals Gazelle

Nothing is quite as versatile as the iconic 3-stripes Gazelle. A reissue of the popular nineties version and a great choice for minimalists, this design has the same snug fit and durable rubber outsole - which provides grippy traction on uneven surfaces. We'd pair them with black skinnies and an oversized coat for an effortless vibe.

£75, JD Sports, Buy it now

5. New Balance 420 Reflective Re-Engineered

From effortless strolls to jogging, this durable design by Boston-based brand New Balance is the ultimate shoe for walking. Featuring an olive colourway, it's created with a breathable mesh upper and REVlite midsole to provide lightweight and responsive cushioning. The reflective details along the outside also make them ideal for running at night.

£60, JD Sports, Buy it now

6. Reebok Classic Leather

With its soft leather upper, this throwback trainer, which first released in the eighties for running, is as comfy as they come and offers a sharp look that stands the test of time. It's also highly durable, thanks to the Moulded PU sockliner and EVA midsole. The ultimate shoe for both work and play.

£64.99, Foot Locker, Buy it now

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