These Are Hands Down the Coolest Sneakers to Wear Right Now

Emily Greenberg

In the past year, I've become a huge sneakerhead. I never thought I'd say that, because for what seemed like forever, I just wore the same pair of Converse over and over again, but these days I find myself planning my outfits around which pair of sneakers I want to wear and owning so many that they don't even fit in my closet. In fact, my obsession has gotten to the point where my friends joke about my life savings going into my sneaker collection instead of the bank.

That's why I'm so happy that the sneaker trend is still going strong, and I honestly hope it never goes away. Besides being, in my opinion, the most comfortable type of shoes to wear daily, sneakers are also an easy way to add a touch of personality to your look. With so many different kinds on the market, there is a unique option to match any style. Whether you're pairing it with your go-to jeans or adding a casual edge to your favourite dress, there's an on-trend sneaker style for anyone. From the ever-popular dad sneakers to traditional low-tops, platforms, classics, and more, the list is actually endless. I rounded up my personal favourites in each category to help you branch out your own sneaker bubble because embracing this trend was seriously the best thing that's ever happened to my closet. Shop my picks below.

Dad Sneakers

Balenciaga Triple S Logo-Embroidered Leather ($895)

It's time to pull the trigger on these Instagram-famous shoes.

Jeffrey Campbell Lo-Fi Sneakers ($201)

Wear these with your favourite slouchy socks for the ultimate dad look.

Nike Air Max 90/1 Sneakers ($140)

Believe it or not, these colourful sneakers actually go with everything.

These shoes mix so many current cool trends. PVC neon Dad sneakers? I couldn't have dreamed them up myself.

Nike M2K Tekno Sneakers ($100)

Try the trend at an affordable price.

A.P.C. Femme Running Sneakers ($431)

I love the detail in the laces.

Alexander McQueen Two-Tone Leather Exaggerated-Sole Sneakers ($975)

For the black-and-white enthusiast.

Urban Outfitters x Fila Disruptor 2 Premium Mono Sneakers ($65)

These are 2018's shoes of the year, and for good reason.

Low-Tops

Urban Outfitters x adidas Originals Samba OG Sneakers ($80)

An amazing upgrade to the Adidas Superstar

Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Superstar Leather and Suede Sneakers ($495)

I personally love this pair, but there are so many different Golden Goose styles to choose from.

Converse One Star OX Sneakers ($104)

I know white sneakers are all the rage, but some good black sneakers are also an important wardrobe essential.

Acne Studios Steffey Sneakers ($528)

Elementary school '90s vibes with this Velcro. 

Fendi Logo-Embossed Leather Sneakers ($990)

The logo trend's going strong.

APL TechLoom Pro Sneakers ($160)

For a sportier option.

Urban Outfitters x Reebok Reebok Club C Vintage Sneakers ($75)

The metallic finish on these makes them stand out from your regular go-to pair of white sneakers.

Common Projects Original Achilles Leather Sneakers ($494)

Pink Common Projects? Uh, yes, please.

Platforms

Nike Air Force 1 Sage Textured-Leather Sneakers ($100)

You can't go wrong with Nike Air Force 1's. They're sleek, comfortable, and chic.

Vans Old Skool Platform Sneakers ($65)

I didn't realise Vans were making a huge comeback until everyone in our office started wearing them. Now I'm also on board.

Nike Vandal 2K Sneakers ($120)

When you're 5'2" like I am, there's no harm in adding a few extra inches.

Superga 2790 ACOTW Platform Sneakers ($111)

The subtle platform on these gives you a little extra height without standing out too much.

Classics

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers ($55)

Low-top Chucks will never go out of style.

Urban Outfitters x Nike Classic Cortez Sneakers ($70)

As much as I love the classic red-and-blue colour pairing on the original Cortez style, this subtle white-and-cream look gives the shoes a bit more versatility.

Converse All Star '70s High Top Sneakers ($118)

High-tops, low-tops, you really just can't go wrong with Converse in general.

Adidas Originals Continental 80 Grosgrain-Trimmed Leather Sneakers ($80)

These retro classics are back.

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