In the realm of streetwear, sneaker trends ebb and flow, and honestly, that’s all part of the fun. Think of each surge of new styles as an opportunity to let your feet catch a break from those heel-killer shoes and uncomfortably flat sandals. It’s a chance to embrace some cool, new kicks and switch up your footwear game.
Here are the freshest must-cop sleek sneakers that should be a prime addition to your sneaker rotation right about now.
This year, adidas is truly having a moment due to the explosive popularity of three of its shoe styles on TikTok. The Gazelle, Samba and Handball Spezial have seen a surge in sales and even taking a nostalgic trip back to the Y2K era and even drawing inspiration from the ’70s and ’80s. Not to forget, there has been a resurgence of the classic Stan Smiths in recent years — they’re adidas’ best-selling shoes to date and ones that we’ve owned and loved.
If you’re aiming for the Bella Hadid-approved look, the timeless adidas Originals Samba OG sneakers are your perfect choice. These kicks are suitable for everyone, being unisex, and it’s safe to say you’ll spot them on folks all year long.
Plus, they come with excellent arch support. Pair your Sambas with feminine skirts and dresses for a cool high-low effect.
While all the talk recently has been about the Samba, the adidas Originals Gazelle has been quietly going about its business and raising its own profile in the process. The low silhouette and array of colours makes them easy to work into rotation.
They feel super sporty, which makes them an especially great shoe to juxtapose with a suit, or a slip dress. You can lean onto the athletic appeal, too, and wear your favourite leggings-as-pants and statement jacket.
Another great Samba alternative would be the adidas Originals Handball Spezial. The adidas Handball Spezial boasts a distinctive design with its wedge-shaped toe box and angular look, complemented by rounded laces. It’s a versatile streetwear sneaker that pairs well with distressed jeans or oversized chinos, especially if you prefer coordinating with denim.
While the Handball Spezial has gained popularity on TikTok, it hasn’t reached the same level of saturation as the Samba or Gazelle styles. So, if you’re after a rising trend that’s not yet mainstream or aren’t too concerned about following the latest fashion, grabbing a pair might be a good idea, especially if you’re up for some pickleball with locals.
The adidas Originals Stan Smith sneakers, which have been a beloved and iconic footwear choice since the ’70s, experienced a resurgence in the fashion industry during the 2010s that continues to thrive in 2023. These enduring favourite offers comfort, affordability, and a subtle charm.
It’s an excellent choice for fall, with its straightforward and adaptable design that complements almost any attire. Its lightweight feel is ideal for staying active outdoors, regardless of your day’s destination.
Lift and Lengthen
If you’re looking for a pair of shoes that offer durability and comfort while still keeping up with fashion, it’s worth giving these sneakers serious thought. They come in a range of colors, sizes, and materials, making them highly adaptable for styling purposes. Whether you’re strolling through town, handling errands, enjoying a leisurely Sunday brunch, or heading out for an evening, they’ve got you covered.
Sometimes, you simply crave the comfort of your most relaxed attire as you navigate your daily routine. With the adidas Originals Superstar XLG, you can effortlessly enhance any casual ensemble! Due to the substantial soles of the Superstar, we suggest teaming them up with roomy trousers or jeans.
This choice is advised as slim or lightweight jeans could highlight the shoe’s broad profile, which may not align with your desired style.
The adidas Gazelle Bold Women’s sneakers offer an ideal combination of both style and comfort. They are constructed using high-quality materials, emphasising comfort as a key design feature. With their platform sole that provides added cushioning, these sneakers are a great choice for extended daily wear.
Additionally, they are available in two colors, allowing you to select the one that best complements your personal style. Pair them with cropped jeans or a mini skirt for a chic look.
Repped by some of the biggest celebrities, the Puma Cali Women’s trainers have become an iconic choice that can enhance even the simplest of outfits. Drawing inspiration from the legendary 1980s fashion era, our selection of women’s Puma Cali sneakers will infuse your wardrobe with a nostalgic touch.
Featuring a chunky wedge sole and the iconic Puma logo, they are available in various shades, including versatile white, pastels, and vibrant statement colors. These athletic trainers are bound to become your new favorite footwear for any occasion. Get some of that Cali style in your closet, stat.
Meanwhile, The Lacoste Ziane Platform Women’s represents a high-end option for individuals in pursuit of uncomplicated yet elegant shoes that pair effortlessly with jeans, dress pants, or even a suit. Its unadorned white leather style draws inspiration from classic tennis shoes, and its top-notch leather upper guarantees both durability and year-round foot protection.
Run It Retro
These timeless designs have endured over the years due to their comfort, affordability, and innate ability to effortlessly complement any fashion choice. While they may not be suitable for running, they excel in practically every other activity.
Lately, Nike Cortez sneakers have been gracing the feet of stylish women everywhere. The moment we spotted Bella Hadid in a Nike campaign recreating Farah Fawcett’s iconic skateboarding shot, we were convinced: the Nike Cortez is poised to become the next major ‘It’ sneaker. This highly versatile sneaker seamlessly complements a wide range of outfits.
You can team it with a dress for a sporty, relaxed look or opt for a logo tee and jeans combo to create a laid-back weekend ensemble.
Another true ’70s classic, this men’s low-profile Delphin trainers by Puma embody the essence of that era when aerobics were in vogue. These kicks are versatile, suitable for training, daily fashion statements, and even magazine photoshoots.
Puma’s updated version maintains the OG model’s iconic look and is suitable for both streetwear and soccer field action.
Elevate your sporty shoe collection with the Tommy Hilfiger Essentials Retro. These sneakers draw inspiration from classic tennis shoes, featuring a leather mix upper, lace-up closure, textile side panels, and contrasting piping details. They’re built on a natural rubber outsole for both style and comfort.
Tailored vest and trousers are an easy yet ultra-polished combo. Opt for this pair instead of loafers or heels to give it a more casual, low-key spin.
If you’ve explored Vans’ selection of slip-on sneakers, you’ll observe that subtlety isn’t their strong suit. They embrace a casual, carefree lifestyle, emphasizing fun and activity without taking things too seriously.
For a well-balanced look, go for more muted hues in both your lower and upper attire. Simple, slim-fitting canvas or denim pants in light brown, beige, blue, or black work well, while a pastel hoodie with minimal embellishments adds a stylish touch to your upper body.
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