maison-martin.pngPerhaps thanks to the sporty focus brought by the Olympics, 2012 looks like it's going to be the Year of the Trainer: we've seen so many exciting sports shoes in the spring/summer 12 previews that we're sure the much-maligned casual shoe will soon be back in the limelight, as the truly stylish once again pay big bugs for these most comfortable of shoes.

This futuristic-looking style from Maison Martin Margiela is no doubt a sign of things to come: it's smooth and fuss-free, yet decadent and luxurious to the core. We love the ultra glossy gold sheen on the surface of the shoes, which is made from 100% high-polished soft leather. At £410, these will set you back a little more than your average pair of dunks, but they'll certainly stand out from the rest.