Tommy Mallet is one of those popular household names, best known for his appearances on The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE). First bursting onto our screens in 2014, he embarked on a drama-filled romance with Georgia Kousoulou and has remained in the public eye ever since. But it’s fair to say, Mallet isn’t just another reality TV star looking for his 15 minutes of fame. This is a young entrepreneur, determined to succeed in life, and his business endeavours are incredibly impressive. He is the co-owner of a trendy Essex club, he has collaborated with designer brand Belvoir & Co to create a line of men’s sunglasses and, over the last few years, he has made a name for himself in the world of high-end fashion – designing and releasing his own collection of Tommy Mallet Trainers.

How Did the Tommy Mallet Trainer Brand Begin?

The brand was born out of both Tommy’s childhood memories and his enthusiasm for the humble sneaker. Growing up on a council estate, his family couldn’t afford to buy him fashionable trainers and he would often be the target of school bullies. He worked hard to bag his place on TOWIE and, whilst posing at a photoshoot in 2015 – wearing a £1200 pair of trainers – he realised that although they were exquisite, they were far too expensive for most people. He decided to take matters into his own hands and, calling upon the help of a friend in the fashion industry, he set about creating his own range of mallet trainers – trainers that are inspired by those he couldn’t afford as a kid.

Since its establishment just 3 years ago, Mallet has become one of the fastest growing trainer brands in the UK. It has attracted the attention of many A-list celebs (including Craig David, Olly Murs, and Will.I.Am, to name a few), it has sold more than 150,000 pairs of trainers and the brand is now stocked in over 190 stores – including, of course, here at OD’s. We’re incredibly excited to have this contemporary footwear range in our men’s department and, with the latest collection recently landing in store, we thought it was only right to put the brand into the spotlight. Check out our top 3 Tommy Mallet Trainers for AW18 and then head over to our website to browse the full range today.

Our Favourite Tommy Mallet Shoes of the Season

No.1: The Mens Mallet BTLR Hiker Dark Grey Trainers

When it comes to Tommy Mallet Trainers, flexibility is the basis of every single design. They are slick, comfortable, and designed to be suitable for all occasions  – and the Mens Mallet BTLR Hiker Black-Silver Trainers couldn’t be a better example. These stylish low-tops are constructed from high-quality leather, mesh, and soft scuba panels and, thanks to their chunky Italian sole, clocking up your daily 10,000 steps can be achieved with minimal fuss. Up for grabs in this multi-toned colourway and detailed with a mirrored heel strip, they are both understated and distinctively designer and they are perfect footwear for both casual days in the office and nights out with a friend. If you’re going to invest in one pair of Mallet Trainers this season, opt for versatility and go for this well-rounded pair.

No.2: Mens Mallet Nix Trainers

It’s fair to say, we’re head over heels for this pair of Mens Mallet Nix Trainers. Mallet is a guy who likes to keep one eye trained on the future of fashion and these everyday sneakers completely embrace this season’s “oversized sole” trend. Harsh straight lines are combined with smooth curves, khaki suede panels are combined with dashes of 3M gold fabric and the entire shoe sits upon a futuristically-modern yet comfortable Italian sole. These Mallet Trainers are sure to make you stand out from the crowd as you walk down the city street and they create an effortlessly cool urban look. Simply style them up with a pair of skinny black jeans and a slouchy everyday sweatshirt.

No.3: Mens Mallet Archway 1.0 Trainers

Talk about taking “sports-luxe” to the max. The Mens Mallet Archway 1.0 Trainers are the absolute epitome of a luxury sneaker brand – the definition of sports-luxe trainers, in fact – and for this reason, they just had to feature in our line-up. These casual low-tops offer the perfect balance of everyday comfort and statement style. Coming in pastel-pink and detailed with gold-tone hardware throughout, they are strictly for forward-thinking men with a modern sense of style and they are screaming out to be the focal point of your outfit. For men with a slightly more understated fashion sense, the Mallet Archway Trainers are also currently available in a sand-beige colourway and they are the perfect option if you want to add a small touch of cool to your everyday look. Be bold or keep things classic, the choice is yours; but be sure to do these Mallet shoes justice and team them both with a pair of modern ankle-grazing jeans and a very simple short-sleeved tee.  

Shop the Full Tommy Mallet Collection Today

Tommy Mallet may have made his claim to fame via TOWIE; however, he is now highly regarded within the fashion industry – the creative mastermind and founder of his own luxury footwear brand. Mallet Trainers are stylish, comfortable, and designed with maximum versatility in mind. They are an investment; a pair of shoes that will take you effortlessly from an afternoon in the yuppie office to after-work drinks with your friends. They can be easily styled up or dressed down, dependent upon the occasion, and they are guaranteed to be pulled out of the wardrobe time and time again. So why not browse the full online Tommy Mallet Collection today and see for yourself why, in such a short amount of time, this fresh designer label has rounded up a strong cult following.