5 Sneakers Trends to Try This Summer

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Who’s excited about the current surge of sporty chic styles in the fashion world? I, for one, am beyond ecstatic. The sporty chic trend got its debut in the realm of men’s fashion about 3 years ago when we started to see tailored suits paired with statement sneakers popping up among celebrities and the fashion savvy crowd. I thought it was a cool trend and instantly took a liking to it but somehow, women’s fashion didn’t catch up to it right away. We did see the introduction of colorful retro sneakers by mainstream brands like Nike and New Balance a couple of years ago but it’s not until recently that the fashion world has exploded with a plethora of choices when it comes to cool kicks. I’m exploring the top 5 hottest sneakers trends below.

Sleek Slip-Ons
These are the go-to kicks for virtually everyone, from young to old. The clean minimalist design along with the comfort factor make it a versatile choice for a wide range of tastes.

slipons_Vans_blackperf Vans Perforated Black

slipons_SteveM_leopard Steve Madden Leopard Print

slipons_SteveM_rosegold Steve Madden Rose Gold

slipons_Vans_snakeskin Vans Snakeskin


Retro Classics
The throwback style takes us back to the glory days but the updated colors and slight design tweaks make these classics a fun choice for those who love a bit of vintage vibe in their kicks.

retro_nb620_blue New Balance 620

retro_JCrew_navy Nike Vintage Waffle

retro_Converse_white Converse Chuck Taylor Shoreline

/Users/photo/Desktop/Daily Process/.91781_600-A.jpg Converse All-Star Hi-Top


Platforms & Wedges
That necessity is the mother of invention holds very true when it comes to these kicks. As women, we all “need” to add that extra length to our legs. Platform and wedge sneakers are the answer to heel lovers who want to get on the sneakers bandwagon.

platform_gojane_black Go Jane Platform Slip-ons

platform_superga_whiteperf Superga Lace-Up Platform

wedge_nike_black Nike Athletic Wedge Hi-Tops

wedge_aldo_gold Aldo Fashion Wedge Hi-Tops


Cool Black and White
These cool cats are seen not only at the gym but on every woman on the go who’s looking for comfort, agility and style in their kicks. Black and white cross trainers are being paired with everything from leggings to distressed jeans and even skirts.

bw_nike_free5 Nike Free 5.0 TR

bw_nb_711c New Balance 711

bw_adidas_360 Adidas Adipure 360.2

bw_skechers_sweetspot Skechers Sweet Spot


Funky Prints
Who said sneakers could only come in solid colors? Why not add a bit of color and fun to your kicks? Talk about statement sneakers! If you want a conversation starter, take your pick from floral slip-ons to plaid hi-tops.

prints_F21_darkfloral Forever 21 Floral

prints_converse_missoni Converse x Missoni Chevron

prints_conversehitop_plaid Converse All Star Plaid

prints_nikehitop_floral Nike Blazer Floral


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27 thoughts on “5 Sneakers Trends to Try This Summer

  1. The slip-on sneakers and the running type of sneakers (colorful running shoes, especially) are my favorites. I would love to try the high-ankle ones and of course some chic black+white ones. Great post, today. =)

  2. Hi there visiting from Get Your Pretty On party …. great post converse sneakers were my official walking show on a recent trip to Paris and I just fell in love with the comfort and loving the casual yet fashionable look they provide.. happy week . Celia M. (HighHeeledLife.com)

  3. Slip ons are def. popular and so are Converse! I had a pair of Converse way back and I just ordered another pair (they’re getting monogrammed) and I can’t wait to get them in the mail. Great choices here! I would love a pair of floral shoes.


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