Thanks to the latest tech innovations in footwear and a surge in popularity across Instagram, knitted trainers are everywhere this season. Now the go-to style for sneakerheads worldwide, trainers with knitted uppers offer the perfect summer alternative to classic leather styles.
Whether you want to upgrade your casual kicks or are looking to make it your wardrobe treat of the summer, read on for our picks of the best men's knitted trainers of 2019…
Adidas NMD R1 Primeknit TrainersOne of the latest styles to drop in the Adidas Originals range, these Primeknit trainers are a re-work of the classic Adidas NMD's that have been a streetwear phenomenon since they first launched. Featuring a breathable knitted upper combined with boost cushioning in the sole, they're guaranteed to provide all-day comfort as you pound the streets this summer.
Cole HaanGrandpro Stitchlite Trainers£90SHOP NOW
Cole Haan Stitchlite TrainersThese Cole Haan men's white knitted trainers are on the most versatile pairs in our list. They'll look just as good with a pair of chino shorts for smart casual summer events as they will with skinny jeans. Finished with a light knit upper and Grandpro technology in the soles for superior cushioning, these trainers are a top pick for the sartorially savvy who don't want to compromise on comfort.
NikeAir Force 1 Flyknit Trainers£79.95SHOP NOW
Nike Air Force 1 Flyknit TrainersNike Air Force 1 trainers have got somewhat of a legendary status and now you can take your sneaker collection to new heights with these Flyknit AF-1s. Also available in a choice of 2 other colourways, they're the lightest design to date and perfect for wearing throughout summer '19 and beyond.
Lacoste La Piquée Knitted TrainersAvailable in both blue and white, these Lacoste knitted trainers are a must-have for your summer wardrobe. Pair yours with denim shorts for easy downtime outfits, or up the stakes by wearing with cropped suit trousers when you want to impress. Just make sure you keep them looking boxfresh for sartorial success this season.
Puma Carson 2 Knit TrainersConstructed with a Softfoam footbed for all-day cushioning during your summer adventures, these Puma knit trainers will perform just as good on the track as they will during everyday use. They'll look great paired with everything from your favourite pair of skinnies to linen shorts and should be your go-to trainers for off-duty days this summer.
New BalanceCruz V2 Knit Trainers£80SHOP NOW
New Balance Cruz V2 Knit TrainersThese New Balance black knitted trainers are all about comfort, featuring a plush knitted upper, suede midfoot saddle and Fresh Foam midsole. The bootie construction is specifically designed to help improve your stride, making sure you can wear them all summer long without any aches and pains.
Ted BakerHillron Grey Trainers£99.99SHOP NOW
Ted Baker Hillron Knit TrainersIf you're after a pair of designer men's knit casual shoes, you can't go wrong with these Ted Baker trainers. Featuring breathable knitted uppers, they strike a sport silhouette and cross the divide between trainers and casual shoes. Pair yours with black denim and you won't be disappointed.
Ecoalf Navy Knitted TrainersFor the environmentally conscious, these navy trainers by Ecoalf are constructed with knitted uppers made from recycled blue plastic. Finished with a crisp white sole, the design is understated and is a great pick if you're looking for knit trainers for smarter occasions this year.
SWIMS Tennis Knit TrainersPutting a contemporary twist on the classic tennis shoe, these SWIMS tennis knit sneakers are the perfect pair for your most active days this summer. The anti-slip soles will help you stay firmly on your feet during any boat trips, while the light flexible uppers will give you the comfort you need as the temperatures soar.
Asics Gel Kenun Knit TrainersFor fans of all-black trainers, these Asics knit trainers are our top pick for 2019. With a lighter midsole than other models of Asics trainers, they're the perfect combination between lightness and performance. Complete the look with black denim shorts and a black tee, or mix it up with grey jeans and a graphic print shirt.