Comfort and fashion rarely go hand in hand, so give a moment of thanks that trainers are still in style.
This year has already provided an embarrassment of riches for trainer obsessives, from thick, retro shoes like Nike's Air Jordans, to durable meshed fabrics from the likes of Asics.
Classic brands like Converse and Vans are also back in a big way, introducing a new generation to some of the most wearable footwear on the planet.
Not sure which pair is right for your lifestyle? Read on for our guide to some of the best men's trainers for 2018...
1. The retro sneakersWhether you're looking to dominate the court or make that last-minute run for the bus home, a pair of Air Jordans will give you the extra lift you need. The 'Future' design combines 00s minimalism with 80s heft, and they are destined for sell-out status.
ConverseWaterproof High Tops£59.99SHOP NOW
2. The timeless classicsOf course, Converse is going to make our list. You can't go wrong with a pair of classic hi-tops and this year they’ve been made waterproof. Choose muted shades of grey or khaki for a more modern take on the emo favourites.
AsicsGel Kayano Knit Trainers£145SHOP NOW
3. For breathable styleCombining a chunky hi-lift sole with a durable fabric weave, these lightweight Asics have the look that belies the years of research that went into making the perfect pair of kicks. Perfect for the gym or for everyday wear.
4. For effortless exerciseWith their iconic raised heels, Nike Air Max is the go-to shoe for athletes worldwide. Make them your own by choosing a colourful sole, and keeping the rest of your outfit simple.
5. For reliable comfortYou know what you're getting with Adidas. Whether you're a Stan Smith fan or a Superstar lover, this is a brand that radiates everyday cool. We love the perforated inlay and tight-fitting cuff of these NMD R1 trainers, which are set to be a future classic.
Adidas X Raf SimonsOzweego Trainers£325.50SHOP NOW
6. The old-school choiceLike it or not, the 'Dad shoe' is currently the height of fashion, and thanks to big-name designers such as Balenciaga and Raf Simons, the boxier the better! Adidas has teamed up with Raf Simons to produce the sell out 'Ozweego' sneakers in a range of retro colours. But you'll have to be quick - the range has already sold out in many stores across the UK.
7. For all seasonsLike Converse, Vans are coming back in fashion – but with a 2018 spin. These suede, khaki-coloured trainers are ideal for every season. Wear them with denim shorts in the summer; ripped jeans in the winter and chinos in spring or autumn – you'll be sure to get your money's worth out of these kicks.
8. The speedy runnersIf you're looking for a pair of running shoes that balance quality, comfort, and cost, it's difficult to do better than Asics. Snug-fitting, with an expertly cushioned sole, they are perfect for those looking to unwind in the gym after work, or an easy-on shoe for a night-time run.
9. For the futureIt's impossible to talk about future style without mentioning Y-3 trainers. Through their recent partnership with Yohji Yamamoto, the brand has produced a stripped down, contemporary version of the hi-top. With a thick rubber sole and clean lace-up design, this is minimalism at its finest.
10. For versatilityA pair of Pro Keds are as American as apple pie. With a visible gum-sole and thick leather and canvas upper, these are versatile enough to wear anywhere. The classic Keds design has hardly changed in years, so you don't need to worry about upgrading these trainers anytime soon.