The Trending Trainer Colour Celebs, French Women and Fashion Editors Are Suddenly Into

If there's one thing I know about fashion right now, it's that trainers are in. Of course, they've never really been out—there as core a footwear option as you'll find—but the last couple of years has seen trainers become more than just a comfortable shoe solution. It seems we've all become a little bit obsessed with sneakers; even I, a person who seldom wore them before 2024, have treated myself to some fresh pairs. Like so many others, I opted for white Adidas Sambas, but as the appetite for fashionable trainer trends has increased, so have the shopping options.

Now, the market is saturated with sneakers. While certain pairs have always been the subject of waitlists, there are a great number of trainers that are near impossible to get your hands on right now. Sambas are one of them, as well as Onitsuka Tigers and Nike's various collaborations, but lately I've found one trainer trend has been harder to track down than the others.

Red Trainers Trend

(Image credit: @claudia_berresford)

I first started noticing the red trainer trend pick up at the start of the year with Adidas's suede Gazelles came back into play. The style isn't new but the volume of colours the brand explored with its 2024 release certainly felt so. While I do see a lot of green pairs on social media, it's red trainers that are taking over right now. Red shoes as a whole are trending hard this year, with everything from high-heel slingbacks to ballet flats being painted various shades of burgundy, crimson and chilli. Needless to say, the trend has come for trainers, too.

The thing that's so compelling about the red trainer trend is just how surprisingly versatile it's proving to be. Right now I'm seeing people on social media styling them with outfits you'd typically expect to see finished with something like a black or tan loafer. Jeans, tailored trousers, shorts, skirts—you name it! The red trainer works with them all; proof that more statement shoe options can be just as hard working as those deemed "classic".

Red Trainers Trend

(Image credit: @yoyokulala)

Still, red in itself is considered a classic colour trend; at least one that never really dates. I have red dresses hanging in my wardrobe that I bought 10+ years ago which feel just as relevant today. So, if you're thinking about tapping into spring's colourful trainer trend, then red kicks might be the smartest way to do so.

With a recent restock on some of the most in-demand styles right now (I'm talking about these SL 72s) I thought now would be the perfect time to bring the red trainer trend to your attention. Scroll on to shop the chicest pairs on offer and to see more ways influencers are styling theirs.

Red Trainer Outfit Inspiration

Red Trainers Trend

(Image credit: @louisahatt)

Louisa Hatt opts for a pair of white trainers featuring a flash of red, which look the springtime part with her double-denim ensemble.

Red Trainers Trend

(Image credit: @luciacuesta_)

The coolest way to pep up an all-black outfit? You already know the answer....

Red Trainers Trend

(Image credit: @leasy_inparis)

If saffron red feels too bright, dip your toe in to the trend with a burgundy pair like this Parisian influencer.

Red Trainers Trend

(Image credit: @aniyahmorinia)

That's right—the trend goes beyond Adidas. These Nike high-tops give Who What Wear's US editor Aniyah's otherwise tailored look a casual edge.

gigi hadid wears red trainers

(Image credit: Getty Images)

You know it's a trend worth considering when celebrities start wearing it. I love how Gigi Hadid bridges the gap between her winter and spring wardrobes by styling her woollen coat with some vibrant sneakers.

Shop the Red Trainer Trend

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.