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The 10 Best women's trainers

The myriad uses for the modern trainer are matched by the number of styles available, from sports shops to high-street stores

1. Neon pink

£110, Stella McCartney for Adidas, adidas.co.uk

McCartney designed the Team GB kit, and has dabbled in sportswear before. These have her clean, functional, feminine aesthetic.

2. Leopard print

£49.99, Vans, vans.co.uk

Vans has cornered the market in urban cool and these leopard print sneakers are just the thing for comfortable cool. A cunning combination of sporty and sexy.

3. Flyknit (in Volt)

£150, Nike, doverstreetmarket.com

These super-lightweight running shoes are supposed to resemble a sock, to provide comfort and solid support.

4. Suede and metallic

£385, Yves Saint Laurent, net-a-porter.com

The metallic touches mean you'll never look too casual. Perfect for an off-duty look with a bit of all-important bling.

5. Chuck Taylor Ox (in white)

£42.99, Converse, office.co.uk

A classic of the genre, no modern wardrobe should be without a pair of Cons. Not ideal for the gym, but so comfortable and durable, you'll end up living in them.

6. 420 (in blue/grey)

£57, New Balance, asos.com

Their signature slimline look makes them perfect for the amateur jogger, sorry, runner, as well as simply for kicking about in at the weekends. Brilliant value.

7. Gazelle

£65, Adidas, schuh.co.uk

Capture the spirit of the Madchester scene. They're as much an old-school stalwart as Bez himself, and will see you from dusk 'til dawn.

8. Acrobat

£80, Topshop, topshop.com

The comfort of a sports shoe, with the more flattering aspect of a heel, Perfect for those who fancy themselves a bit "street" but worry their calves are the wrong shape.

9. Cloudrunner

£125, ON, on-running.com

Based on the benefits of barefoot running. They take the strain and react to forces both vertical and horizontal on impact, thanks to shaped soles and flexible uppers.

10. Freestyle Hi

From £50, Reebok, shop.reebok.com

Sporty and nostalgic, made from soft nubuck leather, and can be enhanced with cool pastels and a retro cracked leather effect.