Lauren Egen writes...

With the London Olympics 2012 kicking off last week and sport being on everyone's mind, we've seen sport and casual wear become a key trend for this summer season. Whether it's practical or fashionable, trainers have become the must-haves of this year with the hi-top, wedge style featuring in every major store from Topshop to Marc Jacobs.

It seems about time that some comfy, sensible shoes took first place and just at the right moment as it appears the whole of the UK has gone sport crazy in support of Team GB. Running around in trainers has never been so on trend, so we're handing out gold medals to these 10 pairs of trainers that hopefully will tempt you as much as they tempt us.

For those in need of comfort as well as style, this handpicked selection should help you find the perfect pair. So if you're looking for some fun patterned hi-tops, sequined sneakers or a more sophisticated wedge, look no further, as we show you some key pairs that should tick all the boxes.

Take a minute to check out our top 10 trainers in the gallery above!