The 5 Sneaker Trends To Invest In For 2020

Pumped up kicks

The fact that fashion has welcomed sneakers into the fold is, in some ways, quite significant.

Remember when Victoria Beckham said she “couldn’t concentrate in flats” then switched her six-inch stilettos for Stan Smiths? It was a sign that there had been an undeniable shift in the way women consume fashion, moving away from the constrictive idea that teetering on painful pumps equates to ‘power dressing’.

Instead, ‘fashion sneakers’ became an industry-wide obsession and a more experimental—dare we say, comfortable—approach to style became the new norm. The last few seasons have demonstrated that sneakers are more than a passing trend: they’re a quiet, footwear-focused revolution. They’re here to stay.

With this in mind, we’re documenting the next-gen of sneaker trends. While chunky Dad sneakers and souped-up Air Force 1s had our hearts aflutter in 2019, we’ve set our sights on 2020. We document the five trends you’ll be embracing for the rest of 2020.

Statement makers

Statement sneakers

Buy: ‘Red Runner Donna glittered mesh and leather sneakers’ by Christian Louboutin, $1845 at Net-A-Porter.

Lace it up

Lace It Up

Buy: ‘High-top sneakers’ by Jimmy Choo, $850 at Farfetch.

Dad 2.0

Dad 2.0 Sneakers

Buy: ‘+ NET SUSTAIN V-10 leather sneakers’ by Veja, $200 at Net-A-Porter.

White heat

White Heat

Buy: by Primury, $217 at Matches Fashion.


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