Men’s Fashion Sportswear: Top 5 Trainer Brands to Die For

Sports and fitness are great inspirations for fashion design and are finding expression on the ramps. The multi-billion dollar fashion industry has recognised the need to blend high fashion with sports to come up with hybrid, trendy designs in both active wear and casual sports gear.

We look at the top 5 trainer brands that are making the fashion headlines in 2014.

Men's Fashion Sportswear

1. Lanvin

Founded by the French couturier Jeanne Lanvin in 1867 the firm has developed an iconic trainer under its design director Lucas Ossendrijyer. The classic trainers have become one of the most sought after brands in designer trainer segment.

2. Adidas Originals

The German sportswear label has a knack for reinventing retro styles from its archive of designs. Addidas uses premium material and transforms classic silhouttes into modern styles to suit both the active sports person and the casual trend consious. ZX500 trainers are a hot favourite with the trend conscious.

3. Maison Martin Margiela

Although creative director Martin Margiela retired in 2009, his label continues his tradition of seamlessly blending casual chic with urban luxury.

The SS13′s are gold coated trainers combined with metallic shine to give extremely fashionable sportswear.  The AW13′s galaxy-print sneakers speak of the perfectionism of the brand.

4. New Balance

Founded by British-born William J Riley in Boston, USA, in 1906, the brand has become a phenomenon in the footwear industry. Its running shoes are manufactured in factories both in the US and UK.  Its trainers in catchy colors are both fashionable and functional.

5. Converse

The Converse label is the most popular one when it comes to trainers. Found on almost all the streets the world over this is one of the oldest brands in yhe segment and started of as a manufacturer of basketball trainers in 1917. Considered both active wear and fashion accessory, Converse trainers can pair with almost any dress style, formal or informal, other than suits. Recently Rihanna made celebrity headlines when she moved around in a pink satin nightgown and…. Converse trainers!

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