Sneak Attack! Hightops, Lowtops, and Slip-Ons, Oh My!: Master the Sneaker Trend

SNEAKER TREND-fall2014

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.

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Adidas Stan Smith sneakers, $75, adidas.com

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Puma GV Special sneakers, $65, zappos.com

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Nike Capri III sneakers, $60, nordstrom.com

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Reebok Classic Lady Duchess sneakers, $39, 6pm.com

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Saint Laurent Court Classic sneakers, $575, barneys.com

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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!

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New Balance 890v3 sneakers, $110, footlocker.com

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Nike Air Max Thea, $90, finishline.com

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Mizuno Wave Sayonara 2 sneakers, $120, zappos.com

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Adidas Adipure Crazy Quick sneakers, $100, 6pm.com

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Supra Owen sneakers, $80, backcountry.com

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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.

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ASOS Dialog sneakers, $48, asos.com

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Steve Madden Eccentrcf sneakers, $60, nordstrom.com

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ASOS dockland sneakers, $38, asos.com

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Tory Burch Jesse sneakers, $205, lanecrawford.com

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Markus Lupfer Oui sneakers, $290, farfetch.com

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Loeffler Randall Irini sneakers, $295, nordstrom.com

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Alice + Olivia Stacey Face Slip-On Sneaker, $295

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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.

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New Balance Classics sneakers, $70, zappos.com

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Puma TX-3 sneakers, $125, asos.com

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Saucony Jazz Original sneakers, $53, nordstrom.com

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Kenzo sneakers, $335, luisaviaroma.com

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KangaRoos Revival sneakers, $60, zappos.com

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Valentino Rockstud sneakers, $645, lanecrawford.com

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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!

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Reebok Lifestyle vintage-inspired sneakers, $70, zappos.com

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Supra Skytop sneakers, $152, asos.com

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Vans SK8-Hi Reissue sneakers, $65, zappos.com

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Comme les Garçons Play Pro Star sneakers, $140, farfetch.com

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Nike Blazer sneakers, $100, jcrew.com

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Marc Jacob sneakers, $545, zapposcouture.com

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Isabel Marant Bekett printed canvas and suede concealed wedge sneakers, $640

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Christian Louboutin Louis Spikes Calfskin High-Top Sneaker, Black Multi, $1,095

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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.

 

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22 thoughts on “Sneak Attack! Hightops, Lowtops, and Slip-Ons, Oh My!: Master the Sneaker Trend

  1. Now you are most definitely speakin’ my language – it is easy to admit that I am sneaker obsessed! I easily wear sneakers/tennis shoes more than any other type of footwear haha! I love them ALL!!! 😉

  2. Love the slip on sneakers but, I always feel like I’m gonna look like a granny– even though they look so chic on other bloggers. I’m gonna have to break down and give ’em a try anyway.
    Converse are my go-to sneaker. I could wear them every day in every color and ALWAYS buy them for my kids. Great post… It’s got me thinkin’ up outfit ideas! 😉

    • So glad you enjoyed the read…I could go on forever about my love for sneakers. Back in my high school days, all I ever wore were sneakers So I’m extra stoked that they’ve come back in full force, and worn with just about anything you want!

      • Me too, that and DM’s. I grew up in one of the rough neighbourhoods in the UK where all teenagers wore designer trainers to prove they were someone, so when I left school I kinda hated them, ha! Glad they are just considered normal and fun in 2014 :0)

  3. This was such an awesome post!!! 😀 I bought a colorful pair of Nike few months back and I want to wear it with everything, haha. Loved the compilation!! ❤ And right now I want to buy all of these shoes!! ._. xx

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