Daniel Craig: Making 007 Trendy, One Trainer At A Time

12 September 2019
Daniel Craig, Sneakers, Fashion, Style, James Bond
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The James Bond actor is joining the sneakerhead ranks

Daniel Craig has been gracing our screens as James Bond ever since the release of Quantum Of Solace in 2008. While he has provided one of the best Bond interpretations to date, he is hanging up his black Oxfords and periwinkle Speedos, with the next film in the franchise, No Time To Die, being Craig's last.

And while he still has a few months left of filming to go (the film is slated for an April 2020 release), Craig has already started to make the transition from 007 to, well, a normal, stunt-less guy. And his first move was to give his Bond-ready red carpet look a shake up.

(Image: Jemal Countess)

Attending the premiere of Knives Out (Craig isn't just working on Bond), the Chester-born actor wore a black single-breasted suit you might expect from Bond, looking chicly badass. However, it was what he decided to wear on his feet that really spoke words along the lines of 'my James Bond days are basically over'.

Rather than opt for a pair of black Oxfords or brogues, as 007 and the string of Bond actors before him such as Sean Connery and Roger Moore favoured, Craig went for an unlikely choice of footwear – a box-fresh pair of Saint Laurent skull motif high tops.

But Craig is not alone. Over the last few seasons the rules for dressing at a wedding or on the red carpet have become increasingly fluid. Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton, Kris Van Assche at Berluti and Kim Jones at Dior have all been leading the movement away from your typical tailored suit and smart shoes combos, instead proposing more relaxed ideas by way of introducing trainers, body braces and tracksuit-style suit trousers to the fold. Meanwhile ASAP Rocky, Timothée Chalamet and Charlie Heaton are doing it best, off the catwalk.

Want to follow suit? Below are the best super-slick suit-worthy kicks you can get right now – just be sure they're box-fresh...


Trainers, £800 at berluti.com


Trainers, £159 at endclothing.com


Trainers, £830 at dior.com


Via British GQ