From Street to Catwalk: The Best Souped-Up Sneakers of 2014

Now that summer is most definitely here, you might be tempted to trade in your socks for some Birkenstocks crusty earth slippers and a soggy breeze in between your toes. But then again, you might not — you might be a sneakerhead, and surgically attached to only things with laces. In that case, cushy-soled friend, you won’t be along this summer ’14, which is officially the year of the high fashion kick.

Whether it was Karl Lagerfeld sending models down the Chanel couture catwalk in lace-up trainers or Raf Simons getting cozy with Adidas, the humble sneaker wasn’t so much having a moment as it was plotting to take over the world. Okay fine, the runway. If you’ve only just dipped your toes into the trend, know your hi-tops from your Himalayans with the below infographic. It’s like an advent calendar for sneakerheads. (Except one of those annoying ones with only pictures instead of chocolate.)

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2014 In Trainers [Infographic] by the team at

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