There’s no doubt that women’s sneakers have had a serious revival. Gone are the days of your basic Nike and Converse options, instead, both high-end and conventional designers are dominating the sneaker scene with their revamped designs. From retro-inspired styles to ‘It’ girl favourites, whatever your sneaker needs might be, chances are there’s a style out there that’s perfect for you. Read on to see the six stylish running shoes we’re currently loving.
One trend we’re seeing a lot of this year is over-embellished sneakers, from mesh and platforms to everything in between. Enter the Deerupt sneaker from Adidas, they’re boldly modern and feature an overlapping mesh and a playful colour blocked print for a seriously striking look. 29Secrets Pick: Adidas Deerupt Running Sneaker, $80, available at Urban Outfitters.
While Vans aren’t new to the fashion world by any means, (they date back to the 60s when they were first popular with Venice Beach’s skateboard scene), there’s really nothing more iconic than a pair of fresh Vans. This summer, rather than rocking the traditional black and white design, opt for a pair that’s more seasonally appropriate like these Old Skool Vault by Vans leather sneakers in Mango. 29Secrets Pick: Vault by Vans Old Skool VLT LX in Mango, $150, available at Need Supply.
Every Day Comfort
This spring, everyone’s favourite sneaker brand released this epic update of its iconic Air Max 270 design, and the white and fuschia colourway has quickly become a must-have for female sneaker enthusiasts and street style stars alike. Designed with comfort in mind, this revamped classic is not only a wardrobe staple but the perfect go-to shoe for every day. 29Secrets Pick: Nike Air Max 270, $327, available at Flight Club.
From Gucci and Balenciaga to Chanel and Acne, many of the fashion world’s biggest designers have been releasing their own variation of the fashion-forward chunky sneaker all year long. But luckily for those looking for a more cost-effective option, popular high school brand, Fila, is making a comeback with its iconic Disruptor silhouette. Whether dressed up with a two-piece suit set or styled casually with a wrap dress, you’ll be surprised at how versatile this sneaker style really is. 29secrets Pick: Fila Disruptor, $84, available at Urban Outfitters.
Retro Inspired Trainers
From getting you to and from your yoga class to styling with a chic flouncy dress, a pair of retro kicks will definitely get the job done. Dating back to the 80s, Reebok’s classic trainer style is still going strong today, encouraging street style stars to continue to reach for them season after season. 29Secrets Pick: Reebok Classic Nylon PN Sneaker, $89.01, available at Nordstrom.
The sock sneaker is a style that’s not going away any time soon thanks to how cool and insanely comfortable it looks. 29Secrets Pick: Puma Tsugi Shinsei Sneaker, $158.34, available at Nordstrom.
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