The trainer collaborations to know about this year

In today’s society, the trainer realm has no limitations. Since the rise of streetwear designers, cohesively merging culture, music, fashion and lifestyle, trainers have become a way of life. Many of us to some extent are ‘sneaker heads’ some, are more dedicated than others but, everyone has a pair in their wardrobe. 

In the trainer world, there are no boundaries when it comes to collaborations, the same way there are with fashion. And looking at consumer shopping habits, there are certainly no limits to how many pairs it is acceptable to own. So, without further ado, here is a rundown of the biggest trainer collaborations this year and one’s still to come. 

Ronnie Fieg x Clarks 


Influential New York-based streetwear and sneaker designer Ronnie Fieg has collaborated with Clarks once again. Renowned for his clothing label and store Kith and his numerous high-profile collaborations, here is the new season of the 8th St collection. Named after one of Clark’s first factories, the Lockhill is inspired by the footwear scene of 1990s New York. Crafted from top-grade perforated suede there are new green, oxblood and sand colourways to choose from.


This co-branded collaboration fuses sustainability and art. Focusing on Veja’s commitment to environmentally-friendly production and responsible design and MARNI has reinvented the style with an unorthodox approach and free-spirited design. 

Veja X Marni


Including the VEJA’s V-10 and the new high-top V-15, MARNI has added a nostalgic, bright, scribbled motif design to the trainer. Each pair from the collaboration has been assembled by hand, with the right shoe different from the left to further underline the sense of originality. 

Adidas X Wales Bonner 

Forming an integral part of the former “Black Sunlight” Fall/Winter 2021 collection, the style hones in on the adidas Japan silhouette in four distinctive colourways. “Black Sunlight” concludes a trilogy of Wales Bonner collections as part of the British-Jamaican designers. 

Adidas X Wales Bonner


While still informed by Afro-Atlantic heritage, this collaboration moves on to the 80s and the Jamaican and Indian intellectuals that migrated to the UK. Influencing a huge parge of art and education within communities, the collection pays homage to the 80s with an elevated material and colour story. 

Maison Margiela X Reebok 

Drawing on John Galliano’s creative output, the silhouettes released over the last year has expressed the characteristics of the French fashion house through two of the sportswear brand’s most recognizable designs. 

maisonmargeila x reebok


The latest launch The Classic Leather Tabi Décortiqué Low is designed from Reebok’s original base and pattern of the iconic Classic Leather and the split-toe derived from Maison Margiela’s signature Tabi shoe from 1988. By utilising the technique of décortiqué, leather they have cut away panels to reveal the fabric lining. Effectively creating a “cage-like form” in keeping with the deconstructed aesthetic unique to the Margiela brand. 

New Balance x GANNI 2002R

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2022-03-02 14:52:32By Holly Thompson

Holly Thompson

Holly Thompson

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