Updated: Jun 22, 2019
The last couple of years have seen the rise of athleisure at a fast pace, and the athleisure market continues to grow across the globe. One major component of athleisure is sneakers. But some of you may ask - What is Athleisure? Athleisure is a trend of wearing sportswear both inside and outside the gym, and has become widely acceptable in various social situations including work. It could also be called the perfect intersection of style and comfort.
In the recent past, we've ditched our heels for comfortable footwear and there's no doubt that in some cases comfort comes before style. An uber cool pair of sneakers is the perfect way to combine both in your footwear. So who wouldn't want a comfortable pair of sneakers?
The original starters of the sneaker trend are without a doubt Adidas Originals, when they released the Adidas Stan Smith, but today there are many other players in the market. From Givenchy, Nike, Balenciaga, Gucci and many more, we can't ever get enough of the trend. Championed by designers, the sneakers have gone way beyond their function. From chunky soles, to retro and sporty styles, in today's day and age no wardrobe is complete without a pair of sneaker. We've curated a list of the most trendy sneakers to have this season.
1. The OG's
Being the true OG's of the sneakers, the Stan Smith's are a must add to your collection if you don't already own a pair. The shoe has been worn by everyone and is available at an affordable price. Further, it's one of the easiest shoes to style and makes for a perfect starting point for your sneaker collection.
2. Comfortable & Trendy
The Adidas Yeezy is born out of the collaboration between German sportswear brand, Adidas, and rapper Kanye West. These stretchy and cushiony sneakers are sure to make you feel like you're walking on air.
3. Style Guaranteed
From the classic leather striped sneaker to embroidered sneakers, Gucci's Ace leather sneakers make it to the top of our lists when it comes to everyday wear. There's no doubt that sneakers from Gucci have become an absolute must-have this year. Pair them with your denims and a t-shirt or a dress, for a stylish casual look.
4. Going The Retro Way
Going back to retro styles, the Adidas 'Falcon' is everyone's current favourite and no-ones wardrobe is complete without a pair of these. Wear these chunky sneakers with ripped jeans or a denim skirt for the best look.
5. Jaw Dropping Sneakers
Givenchy's Jaw sneakers were first spotted on the Fall/Winter'18 runway. With a streamlined style and urban attitude, this pair will take your outfit up a notch.
6. A Pop Of Colour
The bold neon colours used in Nike's 'React Presto' sneakers, will surely brighten up your OOTD. It doesn't get cooler or comfier than these neon prestos, inspired by 90's psychedelic lava lamps.
7. A Bold Take On Comfort
The Balenciaga speed sneakers have been a success since they were launched, and it's a dream to add these to our collection. Constantly releasing new colour combinations, these sock silhouette sneakers look best when paired with cycling shorts or cropped pants.
8. Hello Hybrid!
Late Karl Lagerfeld was a fashion legend; keeping up his legacy the brand introduced the sandal-sneaker hybrid. This pair is equal parts comfortable, cool and colourful.
9. Black Beauty
These sleek and stylish pair of sneakers by Prada is a great addition to any wardrobe. A black pair of sneakers is truly evergreen and will never go out of style!
10. Neon? Yes Please!
Neon is the biggest colour trend this season and why not add some to your footwear? The Eclypse White sneakers by Stella McCartney are the perfect choice if you want to break away from the all white sneaker.
Let's take a look at some of the coolest celebrity - sneaker collaborations!
1. Brand ambassador for Adidas, Kendall Jenner's loves her Adidas Original Stan Smith's
2. Gigi Hadid X Reebok's collection will surely make it to your lust list.
3. Trendsetter Victoria Beckham's gym look is a combination of separates from the VictoriaBeckham X Reebok collection.
Which one is your favourite pair of sneakers?