The influence of Spring Court’s trainers has extended way beyond its native France. Yes, Serge Gainsbourg wore them, but so did a number of British Mods in the 60s – and most famously of all, John Lennon was photographed in a pair on the cover of the Abbey Road album.
They’ve been on the market for 70 years and are still available today with the trademark four-hole ventilation (which was introduced in 1952). And for a design classic, why not check out the Spring Court Lo Cut. A white canvas upper, gum sole and vulcanised rubber outsole – and as comfortable as anything you own.
Also available in different colours, you can pick up a pair for around £40.