What is it?
This clash of design titans sees Margaret Howell and Bolton based footwear experts Norman Walsh combine to create this, the Margaret Howell trainer.

What's good about them?
Based on the walsh PB Elite X'treme running shoe, these trainers have pedigree and technology on their side. Made using light, water resistant material, as well as something called Xymid, which produces extra stability in the toe, heel and instep.

What's bad about them?
The design is very much based on function over form, which means your girlfriend will probably hate them. No matter, just use them to run away from her.

The MHL trainers are available exclusively in store and online at margarethowell.co.uk for a very reasonable £95.