Since its inception in 2014, Axel Arigato has taken the contemporary footwear market by storm, with its innovative sneaker designs that range from punchy to pared-back. While in recent years the Swedish brand has impressed its loyal foundation of followers with trainer styles such as the retro-inspired Genesis or the chunky-soled Orbit, it's its signature Clean 90 sneakers that have us hooked. Read on for everything you need to know about the iconic kicks.

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The look

The Clean 90 is exactly that – clean. The sleek, simple silhouette of these sneakers lends them ultimate versatility, so they'll look just as great with distressed denim jeans and an overshirt on the weekend as they will with more formal attire. Whatever your taste, there's a style for you – opt for classic black and white leather or something with a unique twist, like the Clean 90 Triple with its contrasting heel tab, the embossed croc effect style or the BeeBird, featuring the brand's signature bird motif. The beauty of Axel Arigato is that there's something for everyone.

The feel

Handcrafted in Portugal from 100% leather, these sneakers epitomise the high end feel that Axel Arigato has become known for. Their luxurious style is matched by ultimate ease-of-wear: a slightly higher heel features a removable cushioned footbed and arch support to ensure long lasting comfort. These are shoes that you could easily spend all day in, going from gym to work to drinks. Plus, they get points for durability, thanks to their hard-wearing rubber cup sole that's been securely stitched and glued.

Our take on the Clean 90

For an everyday sneaker that can easily be dressed up or down, you can't go past Axel Arigato's Clean 90. Versatile in looks and supremely comfortable, these trainers will serve you well for years to come. We also love the fact that the rubber sole incorporates 20% recycled rubber and each pair of sneakers comes with a recycled polyester branded dustbag. Now, the only challenge will be choosing which style to go for...

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