Sneakers are an undeniable classic: from the gym to the need for serious commute time to the grand wedding moments. It is clear that it has already broken through the original functional circle and unwittingly integrated into any occasion. Whether it is the classic and practical Nike, Adidas, Reebok and other functional sports shoes we have been following, it is also the fashion shoes with fashion elements such as Gucci, Prada and Balenciaga. They are comfortable and practical, so we don’t have to endure the pain that high heels bring us. The most important thing is that they can still make us elegant, intellectual, temperament and fashionable. Whether it’s heavy sneakers or cool thin skateboarding shoes, they have become popular fashion items, capturing a large number of loyal fans such as stars and fashionistas. This month, our fashion editors collected 20 fashion sneakers for you to help you enrich your shoe cabinet.
Acne Studios’ ‘Manhattan’ sneakers nod to ’90s American sportswear – wear them and you’ll be in the same league as the coolest influencers, who can’t get enough of the chunky style. This leather and suede pair is designed in an exclusive white, red and black colorway. The mesh tongue ensures maximum comfort, while the exaggerated rubber sole provides a little lift. Style them with pulled-up socks.
Every time the house of Balenciaga releases a new colorway of the ‘Triple S’ sneaker, it sells out fast – so don’t leave this pair in your wish list for long. Made with a thick, sculpted rubber sole and a clean white mesh base, they have striped laces and of course, the sans serif logo on the sides.
The bold neon colorway of Nike’s ‘React Presto’ sneakers are inspired by psychedelic ’90s lava lamps. Made from breathable mesh, they have contrasting suede trims and a translucent rubber cage to gently support your foot. The chunky sole adds a futuristic feel and will keep you grounded on both the street and in the gym.
Nike’s ‘M2K Tekno’ sneakers are modeled after the label’s ‘Air Monarch’ style – the silhouette is almost identical, but this version has a chunkier sole, making them feel fresh for today. They’re constructed from smooth leather and breathable mesh and feature two ‘Swooshes’ and a paneled heel tab. Wear yours with everything from denim to dresses.
Nike’s ‘Vapormax’ sneakers are designed to feel like you’re running on air – this version has been updated with the lightest, most flexible cushioning to date. They’re made from mesh layered under clear PVC and set on a springy sole that enhances every stride. Wear them on long jogs or while grabbing lunch with friends.
Every new iteration of Nike’s ‘VaporMax’ sneakers is just as cool and practical as the last. This latest version is made from flexible Flyknit in a supportive, sock-like fit and has metallic heels and swooshes. The signature air pods offer plenty of cushioning, while the Flywire cables ensure the laces stay securely in place. Wear yours when training or for days in the city.
Nike’s ‘Air Max 95 SE’ sneakers are defined by their signature bubbled soles – the transparent pink panels on this pair highlights them even more. They’re made from breathable mesh and traced with contrasting textured and patent-leather. Wear them outside of the gym with a slip skirt or jeans.
Nike’s ‘Air Vapormax 2019’ sneakers are the latest addition to the label’s beloved lineup. Made from lightweight pastel-orange and bright-coral mesh, they’re set on the signature Air soles and have a clear PVC upper that puts the supportive internal cage on full display. Wear yours to the gym or brunch with biker shorts.
Chunky ’90s-inspired sneakers are huge this season, and adidas Originals’ ‘Yung-96’ style are a fresh and bold pair. They’re made from mesh, faux suede, nubuck and leather and have the label’s signature three stripes on the sides. The padded tongue and collar offer comfort and the thick rubber sole is outlined with neon-green trims. Wear yours with tailoring or mini skirts.
adidas Originals’ latest ‘A.R. Trainer’ sneakers are a fresh interpretation of the ‘ASC’ tennis style that debuted in ’88. They’re made from quilted leather and have colorful grosgrain stripes and the label’s signature trefoil at the sides. The EVA midsole offers lightweight cushioning, while the rubber sole ensures traction on any surface.
SAINT LAURENT’s ‘Bedford’ sneakers are dotted with musical notes, the signature motif of the label’s exclusive capsule. Made from canvas, they have rubber logo appliqués and soles, and are distressed for a well loved feel.
The ‘Hi Mid-Star’ collection from Golden Goose is sure to become a celebrity favorite, after all, the label is already loved by Selena Gomez and Alessandra Ambrosio. Crafted from leather appliquéd with fuzzy leopard-print stars at the side, these sneakers are set on chunky flatforms – look a little closer and you’ll see they’re scribbled with ‘Made in Venice’ along the edges.
96 technical components make up Balenciaga’s ‘Track’ sneakers, so they mirror the look and feel of high-performance gear. Set on a nine-piece sole, this pair has caged uppers layered with leather, mesh and rubber and features reflective trims and striped laces. Just like the brand’s other cult styles, they’re embroidered with the European size on each toe. Cropped pants are the best way to show off all the details.
Balenciaga’s ‘Triple S’ sneakers are as popular today as they were when they first launched in 2017. Updated for Spring ’19 in a graphic bright-pink, black and gray colorway, this pair is made from mesh, leather and nubuck and embroidered with the house’s moniker. Surprisingly versatile, they’ll go with everything from cropped jeans to the label’s printed midi dresses.
Made from soft leather in the label’s Venetian atelier, this platform pair is hand-distressed for a cool, lived in feel. They’re decorated with zebra-print calf hair panels and scribbled logos on the rubber sole. Wear yours with a denim midi skirt.
Chloé’s signature ‘Sonnie’ sneakers may be inspired by vintage running shoes, but the ‘Autumn Leaf’ colorway and futuristic design makes them feel so fresh and relevant for today. This pair has been made in Italy from canvas, mesh, suede and leather and are on chunky optic-white rubber soles. The neoprene-trimmed tongue is debossed with the house’s logo, while the utilitarian straps can be adjusted to help you find the most secure fit.