As we continue to bring the coziness of our stay-at-home style into our everyday lives, we’re bringing playful sneaker trends along with us. Trainers that were once reserved for hiking through the woods or running a marathon have evolved into statement wardrobe essentials. During fashion month, several street style stars gave their favorite kicks a chance to see more of the world when they wore them to shows around the globe, from New York to Paris.
Of course, the movement shines bright on the runway too, with labels stamping their logos on the sporty lace-up shoes and styling them with delightful miniskirts and charming dresses. Really, that’s the beauty of 2021’s biggest sneaker trends: They’re versatile enough to be worn with anything.
So whether you’re looking for a splurge-worthy pair or simply want to test out a new style, you’re sure to find something fun to wear throughout the fall, below.
Close your eyes and picture your dad hiking in 1994. More than likely, he was wearing a pair of sneakers similar to these now über-popular styles. Instead of reserving the retro silhouettes for workouts, whip out a nostalgic Reebok or Asics pair the next time you want to wear a maxi dress for added comfort.
Become a chic banner for your favorite designers by sporting a pair of logo-emblazoned sneakers. Supersize it with Loewe’s extra-large script or go the abstract route with Dior’s hypnotizing oblique pattern.
There’s no need to abandon spritely colors just because it’s fall. Neon accents like the ones on Nike’s Sacai collaboration and Hoka One One’s comfy shoes will revitalize those neutral palettes and brighten up any gloomy days ahead.
Though we might not be able to go into outer space with Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos anytime soon, we can dress like an intergalactic style star, thanks to these futuristic designs. Pyer Moss and Salomon are just a few labels creating our favorite cutting-edge silhouettes.
If you want the extra inches you get from heels without the sometimes hard-to-walk-in effect of a stiletto, a platform sneaker is the way to go. Converse recently gave its signature kicks the chunky makeover. And even Bottega Veneta is into the thick-soled trend.