Sneakers have become a ubiquitous element in every modern person’s wardrobe and can add that coolness factor. Whether dressed up with a suit, CEO style, or worn with jeans the athleisure staple has found a home and it is here to stay. Despite the seemingly effortless appeal, it has never been easier to make sure you’re rocking the coolest kicks on the block. Of the many trends circulating in the sneaker world, we’ve narrowed down the top three most important sneakers of the season – check out our favorites:
The Sock Trainer
First up is the sock sneaker. Fendi’s stretch Black Forever knit high top combines a sleek, understated silhouette with a hiking boot for a more high-tech version. Dior’s “B21 Socks” have a more athletic, sporty appeal, while still maintaining an ultra-modern, streamlined silhouette. Sock sneakers offer a cool futuristic look with the ease of a slip-on, because who doesn’t want that? Though they might appear intimidating at first, the sneakers are well known for their extreme comfort and work best paired with a loose, cropped trousers to highlight the ultra-fitted silhouette.
The Ugly Dad Trainer
At the top and still going strong for the past few seasons is the super-sized dad trainer introduced by Demna Gvasalia at Vetements. The “fugly” Triple S sneaker was one of the least expected to take off, yet is also one of the most practical. To date, Balenciaga’s Triple S continues to dominate the street style scene, making it a crucial shoe for anyone who wants to make a statement. The shoe takes inspiration from retro sports styles, and has an aggressively chunky profile and exaggerated thick soles. The intentionally “worn-in” look of the sneaker, is everything your dad loves about his favorite kicks, in an ironic, modern way. The takeaway is the bigger and uglier, the better.
If polished is more your style, Versace’s Chain Reaction trainers are the product of a collaboration with rapper 2 Chainz, and features the same oversized silhouette with a hefty sole. Available in multiple color ways, the Chain Reaction seamlessly blends retro dad flair with bold colorful street style. Among the fashion set’s top favorites are Alexander McQueen, Ermenegildo Zegna, Y-3, Maison Margiela, and Gucci who feature the most coveted and blingy trainers on the market.
The Classic White
While white trainers are still a staple and are certainly here to stay, they’ve maxxed out their time in the spotlight. This season, it’s all about copping the craziest color ways and letting your shoes do all the talking. From Gucci to Balenciaga to Commes des Garcon, fresh new styles continue to emerge featuring combinations of the most audacious colors to compliment your head-to-toe ensemble. Whether your searching for striking neons, pretty pastels, or wild prints, lacing up a pair of the latest statement sneaks is the easiest way to update your wardrobe.