Although I would like to believe that all my shoes are equally loved, I do have a soft spot in my heart for sneaker collections. No matter how full my shoe collection gets, I always have room for another pair. With the new year comes new trends in sneaker fashion. There seems to be new silhouettes and colorways being released almost every other day by brands these days. I decided to compile a list of the top sneakers for 2022.
These trends will help you find the perfect pair of shoes right away. These trends are not boring. They include colorful, block-printed sneakers and shearling-accented shoes that can be worn outdoors. You can also choose a simple cream-colored pair to add some color to monochromatic outfits. High-top sneakers are the latest trend this year. While a good pair of all white sneakers will remain a wardrobe staple, it is time to have some fun with your footwear in 2022.
Scroll down to see the top picks. And, check back soon for a new batch of choices as the seasons change. Let’s be the best version of ourselves this year.
Hot New Collabs
Many of your favorite shoe brands have teamed up with each other this spring. New Balance just dropped a fresh new collection with fashion-insider-adored brand GANNI, and SOREL teamed up with Los Angeles hotspot Alfred to create the cutest coffee-inspired kicks.
- New Balance x GANNI2002R Sneakers
- SOREL Kinetic Tech Lace Sneakers
Veja is in love with you
Marie Claire’s editors already raved about Veja’s collaboration with Marni. But the brand is on a roll thanks to a new collaboration with Mansur Gavriel, another fashion-editor favorite brand.
- Marni x Véja Scribbled Colours Low-Top Sneakers
Bergdorf Goodman $270
- MG x Veja Unisex Sneaker
$175 at Mansur Gavriel
Florals? Flowers for Spring Groundbreaking! It’s all about sneakers covered in floral-inspired prints. This includes neon versions from Adidas’ recent collaboration, Marimekko, and FARM Rio’s first-ever footwear collection.
- Adidas Ultraboost 4 DNA Sneakers
- FARM Rio Sunny Day Platform Shoes
White sneakers are a wardrobe staple. But sometimes, you need to inject some style into your look. These TOMS sneakers and the J.Crew x Gola collaboration show that pastels are a great way to make your look fresh this spring.
- TOMS Fenix Sneakers
- Gola(r) X J.Crew Mark Cox Tennis Sneakers
This season, PUMA is all the rage. The brand’s iconic MAYZE sneaker has been made available in leather with some very sweet, colorful details.
- PUMA High Court Court Court Rider Maverick Basketball Shoes
- PUMA Mayze Leather Pop Women’s Sneakers
Get Back to the Basics
If you don’t like wearing shoes that are decorated in a lot of colors, patterns and prints, then consider these more subtle options from Superga’s latest collection with supermodel Emily Ratajkowski.
- Superga 2750 Emily White
- Margaux the Sneaker
This summer, neon-hued shoes will be in fashion. This season’s selections aren’t as bright as usual, but they only have neon accents. This makes them more versatile and wearable over time.
- Desigual M. Christian Lacroix Neon Sneakers
- John Sneakers, P448