Sneakers are the fashion trend that keeps on giving, with celebs and style stars wearing all manner of kicks, paired with everything from tracksuits to flowy dresses. With all the cool new trainer trends happening right now (not to mention a summer in Toronto that’s not exactly been our hottest to date), it’s time to ditch the strappy shoes in favour of something with a little more support and a lot more style because ICYMI, you really don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort. These fashionable sneakers will keep you looking cute and casual in all your summer outfits, because there’s really nothing like a fresh pair of kicks.
Trending: Blush Pink
Neutrals are a summertime favourite, and even more so with just a hint of colour. More unexpected than white or black, this blush pink hue in shiny patent leather add an extra hit of cool to these high-tops.
Kriss Hi tops, $825, Giuseppe Zanotti Design
Tap into the blush trend (at a lower pricepoint) with the latest addition to the Vans family, an athlete-inspired trainer in super-soft blush pink. With an UltraCush Lite midsole, they’ll give you supreme comfort and support along with the cool, clean aesthetic of the original Vans.
UltraRange Rapidwield, $110, Vans
You can’t go wrong with plain white sneakers, but why not break from the basic and opt for a little embellishment? Leave it to Gucci to trick out the basic trainer with sequins, embroidery, and snake leather at the back of the shoe (you can trick them out even more with the Ace sneakers with a selection of detachable patches like crystal bows, grometed rainbow motifs, angry cats and more!).
Ace Embroidered Sneaker, $1,040, Gucci
Get the look for less with these low-tops with embroidered florals and a glitter-embellished heel to give a little extra something to your basic jeans and tee look.
Kinza, $75, Aldo
If neutrals aren’t quite cutting it and you’re really looking to add some pep in your step, what better way to do so than with a flash of gold or silver? Metallic shoes are in so you can shine on, you crazy diamond.
There’s something to be said for sneakers that let you check your face in them while making you look seriously chic.
Adriana Silver Metallic Sneaker, $564, Acne Studios
The classic Converse Chuck Chuck Taylor gets dipped in gold and looks like a work of art.
Chuck Taylor All Star Ox Liquid Sneaker, $98, Converse
Trending: Newfangled Fasteners
Keep the metallic going with this upgrade on old school Velcro, featuring scalloped grip-tape to keep you strapped. Cause laces aren’t the only way to keep your shoes on, you know.
Biscuit Metallic Leather Grip-Tape Sneakers, $885, Fendi
The classic trainer gets a seriously feminine upgrade with fancy satin bows.
Fenty Bow Sneakers, $160USD, Puma
You can still gain some height without heels thanks to platform sneakers, which have made a comeback so you can relive the ’90s in all their glory. We love the sleek minimalism of these black satin Opening Ceremony kicks.
Black Satin Cici Platform Slip-on Sneakers, $290, Opening Ceremony at Ssense
Rise above the rest with these classic black Supergas with a hefty platform sole.
2790 Acot Sneaker, $105, Superga