5 Under The Radar Trainer Brands That Are Set To Be Big in 2019
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8 January 2019
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Hailing from Finland, running shoe specialist Karhu was founded in 1916 and is know for its ‘fulcrum technology’ which helps reduce bounce and makes running more efficient. That chunky fulcrum sole and bright colourways means theses trainer are bang on trend.
Claiming to be the world’s most comfortable shoes, Allbirds are made from merino wool and other sustainable materials, including tree-derived Lyocell and recycled plastic bottles (the laces).
Eschewing trendy designs in favour of a minimalist silhouette that comes in a variety of colour combinations, the California-based label has been a big hit in the US and is growing over here.
Founded in 1906, Mizuno has been a steady supplier of all things sports related for decades, but its trainers have always had a very 1980s and 1990s vibe about them, meaning they’re ripe for a resurgence, given the fashion world has gone crazy for all things Nineties of late.
The Japanese brand’s heritage really comes through in its SS19 collection, which has just landed, with flashes of neon and multilayered soles.
Amsterdam-based label Filling Pieces is the brainchild of Guillaume Philibert, who wanted to create shoes that fused streetwear with premium quality materials.
He started with the minimalist Low Top trainers in 2009 and has now expanded to a range of trend-led styles.
There’s nothing minimal about any of the shoes from Eytys, which was founded in Stockholm and opened a London store earlier this year.
The fashion-forward brand specialises in unisex trainers and boots with uber-chunky soles that are popular with Scandi and Japanese cool kids.