Before we dive into the top sneaker trends of this year, let me ask you this question. How’s your sneaker situation looking? I bet those trusty Converse All-Stars have seen better days. I bet it only takes one more wear till your toe is popping out of your holey sole. So just in case you wanted to know what the top sneaker trends were for this year, we took the liberty of rounding up the best sneakers to buy online (so no one has to see that toe) in 2020.
The Versatility of Sneakers
Sneakers are some of the most versatile items in your closet and can set the tone for your entire outfit. A beautiful pair of sneakers can be a statement piece that offers style and comfort. Therefore, it’s no wonder some sneakers are collectors’ items and grow in value.
Similar to most apparel fashion trends, sneaker trends happen in cycles too. As an example, look at the much-loved Adidas Stan Smith tennis shoe which pops back into wardrobes around the world every 10 years or so or Buffalo which made a colossal comeback in 2019 after their death in 1997.
It’s no surprise then that 2020 will also be seeing revivals and new trends in the sneaker industry. Let’s explore the top trends and sneakers to snag this year:
The start of 2020 catapulted us into a new decade bringing the rise of space-age silhouettes and fabrics such as Gor-Tex and prime mesh knits. If Neil Armstrong were to walk the moon again, it would be in a pair of these ultra-light and comfy kicks by Adidas. The launch date is still to be confirmed but I’m sure you’re salivating as much as I am for these beauties.
Return of the Mac
Like the Mark Morrison classic, these shoes have that early 90’s feel. Your parents probably wore similarly shaped takkies in their day (when things were better and music actually “had a beat”). These sneakers encompass the ultimate mix of 90’s forms and silhouettes but are updated with stylish colourways. To top it all off this style is also made for comfort – it’s like a hug but for your feet.
The Extra Vintage
Retro sneakers have made a resurgence in the new decade with a fresh breath of vivid colour and blocking suedes. Match these with a laid-back pair of denims or even a tailored suit for some vibrancy. There’s also no debate it – when it comes to epitomizing this late-80’s style, nobody does it better than Reebok and Puma.
Mid-Top Sneakers to Top Your Shopping List
These gorgeous high tops make you reminisce over the turn of the century in 2000 when basketball and skating classics like the Nike SB Dunks were raging. Fast forward twenty years and you’ll notice the footwear industry is joining forces with high-fashion designers and rappers to give an old favourite a new spin. With innovative styles keeping that air Jordan feel alive and well and classic textile patterns that are bold but can be worn with anything, it’s inevitable that a pair of these sneakers will find their way into your wardrobe.
More top sneakers to buy online this year
We’re not done yet. There are other trends to look out for this year in the sneaker game such as the chunky-soles look from Fila, Sketchers or Diadora. You can also add to your outfit’s suaveness in a pair of suede sneakers from Converse’s One Star range. Gor-Tex is also making waves in the footwear industry creating a fully water-proof material known for its durability making them a good investment for anyone living in wet cities.
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