Minimalist sneakers are a year-round wardrobe staple that will see you through any occasion in style and comfort. Their unfussy, pared-back design lends them ultimate versatility and ensures they won't detract from the rest of your outfit. Team them with your favourite pair of denim jeans and an overshirt on the weekend or dress them up with tailored trousers and a smart blazer for a more sophisticated look.

Need somewhere to start? These three pairs of minimalist sneakers are high on our radar right now:

VOR 5A Kontrastweiss Sneakers

Munich-based VOR have made a name for themselves as masters of minimalist footwear. These understated black and white sneakers make a subtle statement with a contrasting black cupsole against the white upper. Crafted from the finest leather, they are evidence of the brand's fierce dedication to quality craftsmanship. Look after them properly and they'll last you years.

CQP Light Grey Racquet SR Sneakers

A high quality pair of suede sneakers makes for the ultimate smart-casual shoe. These grey trainers from Swedish sneaker label CQP are as versatile as they come, thanks to their classic low top silhouette and refined design. Handmade in Portugal from the finest leathers, they offer supreme comfort, thanks to several layers of cushioning.

North-89 Black No-2 Sneakers

Epitomising sleek, Scandinavian design, these black leather sneakers from North-89 make for a timeless wardrobe addition that you'll come to rely on time and again. Wear them with classic chinos and a collared shirt for a smart evening look.

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