If it feels like we’ve been singing the praises of sneakers for a while now, errr, it’s kind of because we have. As much as other forms of footwear have tried to enter onto the feet of stylish women everywhere, it’s hard to compete with the easy-wear, eternally chic, undeniably cool and serious comfort levels of a great sneaker. Particularly when you can wear them with everything from a pair of jeans to a floaty dress and somehow manage to look effortless and put together all at the same time...
As we enter into the cooler months ahead, there’s never been a better time to invest in a shiny new pair to take you from school run to date night with ease. This season sees the return of the high-top making its way onto ankles everywhere (we love Spring Court but Superga, Vans and Converse are also fail-safe, too), while the chunky sneaker has taken on a new, more sleek and wearable form thanks to sweet colour combos and less dad-style (more mum-style?) silhouettes (we vote for the Falcon by Adidas as the most wearable style).
Still looking for an update? Let velcro replace laces, opt for a cute print or unexpected colour combo, or simply go retro with classic three stripes. The beauty of this trend is there really are no rules! Pick your favourite, wear with confidence and revel in the comfort factor. Let’s go!
1. Classic High-Tops
The quickest way to update your sneaker collection is to go high!
2. Sleek and Simple
This super sleek design by Adidas will compliment rather than compete with the rest of your outfit.
SHOP: Adidas sneakers, $130.
A decidedly feminine take on the chunky sneaker trend.
SHOP: Adidas sneakers, $150.
We love the idea of this pair teamed with cropped denim and a chunky knit at school pickup time.
SHOP: Adidas sneakers, $131.
5. Sporty Velcro
An investment, for sure, but we guarantee you’d get more wear out of these than any pair of heels you own.
6. Colour Pop
It’s all about that perfect, emerald green colour…
7. Wait-List Worthy
These guys sell out like hotcakes, and with good reason. They look so good and feel like walking on clouds.
If you aren’t a fan of printed tops, let your feet do the talking with this iconic liberty print.
It’s hard not to sing the praises of Veja with their commitment to sustainability and seriously inspiring colour combos.
Commit to the fun laces or don’t, it’s your choice. Either way there’s nothing more classic than a box fresh pair of white Supergas.
SHOP: Superga sneakers, $105.