The sock sneaker was made famous by the Balenciaga Speed Trainer but they’re not the only kid on the block. Over the years I’ve collected a small collection of this style of sneaker for two reasons: the comfort level is through the roof and I just love how they pair with almost any kind of pant or short. They’re sporty but stylish and with a subtle but luxurious look.

The latest in my collection, the 247 from Tommy Mallett, a London designer. With a snug sock upper, somewhat chunky sole and a slick glossy trim around the heel.