Fashion trends arise quicker than a TikTok trend and, for most of them, they depart quicker than it takes for you to master the viral dance moves. But if there’s one trend that has defied the laws of fashion, with a staying power that has captivated people all over the world, it’s sneakers. Where it used to be the case that you wouldn’t dare wear sneakers with jeans, now it’s something of a sartorial style to master. Jerry Seinfeld may have brought them to our attention way back in the ‘90s, but it’s street style stars and the fashionably literate that have brought sneakers into a modern way of savvy dressing.
This is all to say: we love sneakers, and my god we’ve missed them. In lockdown, most of us can safely say that our feet haven’t seen too much glory when it comes to the shoes we shove them into. Slippers so old the sole is practically non-existent has been the trend du jour for Covid-19-enforced lockdown, and as a result we’ve been pining for the days we can once again return to the outside world showing off some immaculate dress sense.
Thankfully, the sneaker world hasn’t gone on hiatus when it comes to new designs that will be sure to turn heads. Sneaker brands and sportswear labels alike are dropping new iterations, colour ways and fresh takes on classic silhouettes that have us gearing up for the chance to step out of our stained track pants and out into public. If you’re looking to inject some style into your wardrobe post-lockdown, look no further than these kicks. From eco-conscious brands to sportswear labels and sustainable styles, these kicks will be sure to see you step into summer with style.