BEST FOR HARD-WEARING HIKING – Adidas Terrex Fast X FM GTX (£113, If the warmer weather makes you want to go hardcore hiking in the hills, these are a must.

Sturdy and supremely comfortable, the shoes even incorporate rubber technology from tyre firm Continental to offer improved grip. Stunning quality.

BEST FOR HITTING THE GYM – New Balance 373 (£45.99, Sometimes a bloke just wants to go to the gym, lift a few weights, maybe jump on the bike and take it pretty easy.

For that, you want to get sweaty in style. New Balance have running pedigree and the 373s blend sporty functionality with cool lifestyle chic.

BEST FOR BAREFOOT FEEL – Nike Free Run+ (£65, Running barefoot is the future – it encourages better biomechanical form, apparently. If you're not yet ready to ditch footwear but want to experience the feeling, reach for these.

They're extremely responsive and drop-dead gorgeous. With shoes like these, how could you ever get rid of trainers for good?