17 Pairs of Men's Sneakers Women Can't Stop Buying
If you're into sneakers, you're into sneakers. As more of an ankle boot and kitten heel kind of gal myself, the world of sneakers has always been a fascinating one to me. From the massive cult following that can build before a sneaker even drops to the intricate resale marketplaces that serve the most loyal sneakerheads, there is a lot to be learned about this industry, and I was ready to dive right in.
In a recent meeting with GOAT, the world’s largest marketplace for buying and selling authentic sneakers, I learned that its female user base is growing at a rate twice as fast as its male user base. But this doesn't just apply to who is shopping; it applies to what they are shopping. The female shoppers at GOAT are buying men's sneakers at rapid rates, skipping over the women's designs more often than not.
"Most of the time I want to wear the same sneakers guys are wearing. The sneaker game is pretty gender-neutral, and size preferences automatically finds the best fit based on which brand I want," says Diane Abapo, GOAT's director of content. GOAT has a feature that allows you to shop according to your shoe size in both men's and women's styles, so that way you don't have to waste time converting your women's shoe size into men's. The result? Making shopping from the boy's section easier than ever.
Curious to know more about which men's sneakers women are buying? So was I. Ahead, Abapo goes on to share all of the information on the men's sneakers women can't stop buying from their site including the latest Yeezy's, Air Max, and more.
Air Max 97 OG QS in Metallic Gold
Air Max 97 OG QS in Silver Bullet, 2017
Air Max Plus in Sunset
Air VaporMax Flyknit 2
Blazer Mid '77 Vintage in Habanero Red
Nike Blazer Mid '77 Vintage 'Habanero Red' ($115)
"This Blazer is a very simple classic high-top by Nike. It has a vintage look and feel with the leather upper and touch of suede on the toe box. I also like how the tongue has a raw finish – similar to the Off-White blazers. I’m grabbing these whenever I'm on the go to pair with straight leg or skinny jeans."
Fear of God x Chuck 70 High in Natural
OFF-WHITE x Air Presto in White
Nike Off-White x Air Presto 'White' ($485)
"These are practically slip-ons that you don't have to lace or do much with once you put them on. Perfect for any woman on the go who wants a different take on the classic white (upper mesh) sneaker. You can wear throughout different activities on any given day. This can be a gym sneaker, a walking shoe, or even something to pair with a pantsuit."
React Element 87 Hyper Fusion
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in Beluga
Adidas Yeezy 500 in Utility Black
Adidas Yeezy 500 in Blush
Nike Fear of God x Air Sklyon 2 in White
Air Force 1 '07 LV8 in Overbranding
Nike Air Force 1 '07 LV8 'Overbranding' ($115)
"The Air Force 1, to me, is the original chunky sneaker. The simplicity of the Air Force 1 lets you get creative with your outfit. I pair an AF-1 with a good set of baggy jeans. (The baggier the better.) I like this style in particular because it has several hits of the Swoosh all throughout."
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG in Royal, 2017
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG in Banned, 2016
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG in Shattered Backboard
Union x Air Jordan 1 Retro in Black Toe