High tech and souped up, the new wave of pumped-up style trainers aren’t just pounding the streets – they walked onto the spring/summer 2018 runways too. Louis Vuitton, Valentino and Prada have all produced styles that wouldn’t look out of place on the set of Blade Runner 2049. But we’ve seen this shape before: Buffalo, Sketchers, and Acupuncture were the platform trainer styles that ruled the Noughties. Fast forward to now and they’ve returned, only more super-sized and beefier than ever before. So who brought it back? Was it Raf Simons x Adidas Originals Ozweego, or the Balenciaga Triple S (why have one sole, when you can have three?) that catapulted it to new heights? The jury is out. Wear with tailored trousers or floaty silk dresses to balance the turbo charge. Here are Vogue’s favourite high tech trainers to buy now.