Good news for your feet: Sneakers are everywhere this fall (excuse me while I let out a little squeal of joy!). Fashion insiders and celebs alike are rocking stylized athletic shoes with their chicest outfits, making them an essential fall trend—proving that sneakers are no longer just for the gym. And while gym shoes have been popular for decades with urban fashion sets, high-end fashion designers from across the world are embracing the trend.
With an abundance of styles in store right now, it might seem daunting to find a pair that’s right for you. From hightops, to lowtops, to slip-ons, here are some of my favorite sneakers styles to try.
1. Classic Tennis Shoes
These old-school but sleek sneakers are just right for any season. They look great with a structured pencil skirt and comfy sweatshirt, but the all-white version is excellent for warm-weather outfits too. Think of them as the ideal summer-to-fall transition sneaker. Oh, and a little tip: If the style you like comes only in men’s sizes, just go a size or two down.
Adidas Stan Smith sneakers, $75, adidas.com
Puma GV Special sneakers, $65, zappos.com
Nike Capri III sneakers, $60, nordstrom.com
Reebok Classic Lady Duchess sneakers, $39, 6pm.com
Saint Laurent Court Classic sneakers, $575, barneys.com
Lacoste Carnaby sneakers, $85, lordandtaylor.com
2. Real-Deal Trainers
Running shoes have been reimagined in a multitude of bright color combos, bold patterns, and prints so cool you can’t help but want to wear them with your favorite cozy sweaters and fall skirts. These new styles will add an unexpected twist to your outfit and your workouts—now that’s my kind of sporty chic!
New Balance 890v3 sneakers, $110, footlocker.com
Nike Air Max Thea, $90, finishline.com
Mizuno Wave Sayonara 2 sneakers, $120, zappos.com
Adidas Adipure Crazy Quick sneakers, $100, 6pm.com
Supra Owen sneakers, $80, backcountry.com
Nike Roshe Run 2.0 sneakers, $90, finishline.com
3. Slip-On Sneakers
Nothing says “effortless cool” like a slip-on sneaker. There’s that whole California skater vibe, plus the simple rubber sole is a sporty upgrade to your favorite flats.
ASOS Dialog sneakers, $48, asos.com
Steve Madden Eccentrcf sneakers, $60, nordstrom.com
ASOS dockland sneakers, $38, asos.com
Tory Burch Jesse sneakers, $205, lanecrawford.com
Markus Lupfer Oui sneakers, $290, farfetch.com
Loeffler Randall Irini sneakers, $295, nordstrom.com
Alice + Olivia Stacey Face Slip-On Sneaker, $295
Stella McCartney Chunky Snake-Print Skate Shoe, $470
4. Retro Running Shoes
Back in the day, this was how running shoes looked. You can still run in these retro styles, but with suede accents and fun new designs from brands like Kenzo, don’t be surprised if you see them paired with a monochromatic suit or your favorite trousers instead. Or like my girl Rihanna, with sweat pants and a fur coat.
New Balance Classics sneakers, $70, zappos.com
Puma TX-3 sneakers, $125, asos.com
Saucony Jazz Original sneakers, $53, nordstrom.com
Kenzo sneakers, $335, luisaviaroma.com
KangaRoos Revival sneakers, $60, zappos.com
Valentino Rockstud sneakers, $645, lanecrawford.com
New Balance Green/Orange 574 Stadium Jacket Trainers, $135.43
5. Hightop Sneakers
Not since my teen years have hightops been so crucial to my wardrobes. After seeing them paired with this long, floaty Valentino skirt, I’m inspired to wear hightops with way more than just jeans!
Reebok Lifestyle vintage-inspired sneakers, $70, zappos.com
Supra Skytop sneakers, $152, asos.com
Vans SK8-Hi Reissue sneakers, $65, zappos.com
Comme les Garçons Play Pro Star sneakers, $140, farfetch.com
Nike Blazer sneakers, $100, jcrew.com
Marc Jacob sneakers, $545, zapposcouture.com
Isabel Marant Bekett printed canvas and suede concealed wedge sneakers, $640
Christian Louboutin Louis Spikes Calfskin High-Top Sneaker, Black Multi, $1,095
Prada Linea Rossa Nylon Zip-Side Sneaker, Nero, $690
Thank you for reading my blog.😊
Had it up to here with high heels that pinch, cramp, blister and burn those feet of yours? Wish designers would just toss out the stilettos in favor of comfy sneakers – even with a fancy skirt or gown?
This is your season.