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SS 22 Sneakers Fashion Guide

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In recent years, the humble sneaker has seen its status elevated to the runway and beyond the gym floors. This makes this shoe a favorite that is still in fashion. You can give your weekend outfits and work outfits a luxurious finish by adding some box-fresh kicks. These are the latest sneaker trends and how to style them.

The fashion sneaker

The trend for more creative and colorful sneakers is a shift in the shape and color of shoes. Chunky-soled platforms have been the most popular and comfortable way to elevate your style. The consciously designed, playful-pumped-up ‘Nama’ sneaker by Chloe or Alexander McQueen’s huge faux-patent sneakers are sure to impress. They look great with cropped jeans, a hero knit, and will turn heads. Off-White’s directional high-tops in leather are the best for off-duty style. Style them with turned-up jeans and an oversized shacket, and you’re good to go.

Shop the trend:
  • CHLOE Nama embroidered suede sneakers and recycled mesh sneakers
  • ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Faux patent-leather exaggerated-sole sneakers
  • LOEWE Sneakers with Flow logo appliquéd to leather, suede and shell sneakers
  • OFF-WHITE Court leather high-top sneakers on sale at 3.0

Sneakers are the best footwear for any occasion, whether worn with a skirt or casually shorts.

The sports star

There are many options for sneakers that you can wear to exercise. Nike remains a sporting icon. The ‘Air Huarache’ sneakers by the brand feature its clever ‘Air’ technology that absorbs impact and supports your stride. They also have a soft, springy foam middlesole.

An On pair is a good investment. It was founded by a former champion duathlon runner and two runners. The brand is loved by professional athletes and the ‘Cloudultra’ sneakers are durablely built to conquer all terrains. Adidas’s Ultraboost in bright orange is a great choice if you like your exercise gear to be colorful. You can team it with a similarly punchy workout kit from Stella McCartney or P.E Nation, and let them go through their paces.

A classic sneaker and denim – is there a better pairing than that?

Everyday design

Sport-luxe style is easy to achieve with pared-back designs by fashion giants like Loro Piana and The Row. Elevated-sneaker trends are versatile and timeless. You can wear them with midi dresses or tailored pants, or you can go for the jeans and tee look. Slip-on skate sneakers from The Row come in a variety of colors, which makes them versatile and will add a laid back elegance to any outfit.

The sneaker that takes you back in time

Loewe’s cult-favorite ‘Flow’ sneakers are a modern take on retro classics. Retro-feel suede and leather, as well as shell lace-ups, draw inspiration from the ’70s. For a stylish look, pair yours with wide-leg trousers and an over-sized blazer. Gucci’s printed canvas slip ons have a nostalgic, old-school feel. Wear them with track pants and a cashmere cardigan for a ‘preppy-chic” look.

Shop the trend:
  • GUCCI Tennis 1977 printed canvas slip on sneakers
  • ADIDAS ORIGINALS + Wales Bonner Japan leather-trimmed and suede-trimmed Shell sneakers
  • LOEWE Shell and leather sneakers with Flow logo appliquéd
  • RAG & BONE Retro Runner suede and leather-trimmed, recycled shell sneakers

You can wear a casual or cool pair of sneakers with a tee or trench, and there are always shoes that will complement your look.

The hype sneaker

Balenciaga is the only brand that makes such an avant-garde, editorial-worthy sneaker. What’s the latest product that will cause a fashion frenzy? The futuristic Defender features jagged soles with exaggerated design and comes in a grungey shade of grey. Adidas Originals has teamed up with Parley, a non-profit environmental group that protects our oceans. They have a chunky sneaker for you. These sneakers can be worn with your favorite track pants on weekends.

Shop the trend:
  • BALENCIAGA Sneakers with rubber platform and Defender mesh soles
  • CECILIE BAHNSEN Sneakers with max satin and canvas-trimmed fil coupe Shell sneakers
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