Here’s a list of the trendiest sneaker designs to take on 2020 with, from the Air Jordan 1 High OG Dior to the Marc Jacobs The Jogger.
Chunky sneakers may be one of the most divisive trends of the past decade, but the love/hate relationship with shoes featuring thick soles and alien-like skins will likely live on at least for another year.
The Spring/Summer 2020 season saw many top designer brands coming up with their own interpretations of the footwear trend, from new colourways of the trendsetting Balenciaga Triple S and Louis Vuitton Archlights to original designs like the Fendi FFluid.
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Aside from chunky types, Marc Jacobs is bringing back old-school jogging shoes with the Marc Jacobs The Jogger. On the other hand, Dior is among the list of luxury houses that have recently collaborated with athletic brands on footwear – you know, the Air Diors that have been circulating on social media.
Whether you’ve lived in a pair for months or you’re looking to swap your heels for comfier soles, sneakers are irrefutably dominating the high fashion streets right now. Here’s a list of the trendiest designs to take on 2020 with.
Air Jordan 1 High OG Dior
It’s no secret that Dior and the Jordan Brand have been working together on a limited-edition shoe, and now that the Air Dior has been unveiled, everyone wants a pair of this timeless sneakers finished in the couturier’s exceptional tailoring and Dior Oblique swoosh logo.
Celebrating the boundary-breaking millennial culture and its dynamic lifestyle for all genders, the Fendi FFluid is defined by an arched shape, curved lines, chunky soles and colourful graphism.
Louis Vuitton Archlight
For SS20, Louis Vuitton has added cute pops of colour to its iconic LV Archlight sneakers to reflect the upbeat mood of the season.
Balenciaga Triple S
The legacy of Balenciaga’s trendsetting Triple S sneakers lives on in the latest SS20 models, featuring bubble-inspired soles, suede panelling and athletic-inspired mesh inserts in new colourways, like this other-wordly black and green version.
Onitsuka Tiger X Valentino Garavani
Dropping in hot as the talk of the Fall/Winter 2020 season is this line of sneakers resulting from Valentino’s partnership with fashion footwear brand Onitsuka Tiger, featuring neon shades and traditional colourways (as pictured).
Adidas Ultraboost X Ivy Park
In another fashion meets sportswear collaboration, Beyonce’s Ivy Park has released a stunning burgundy-hued ULTRABOOST with adidas – featuring signature Primeknit uppers, a BOOST midsole and the three-stripes logo as well as a bright orange outsole and a removable hangtag reading “IVY PARK”.
Marc Jacobs The Jogger
Making its debut as part of the new The Marc Jacobs line is The Jogger shoes, featuring a ‘70s-inspired design, colour-block shades, a removable Jogger keychain and a tongue label playfully disclaiming “The Marc Jacobs sports shoes are not manufactured for world champion athletes because we do not know the first thing about sports”.
Inspired by the classic running shoe, the Gucci Ultrapace incorporates a mix of metallic leather and reflective fabric for a chromatic, colour-block effect complemented with the house logos and monograms.
Versace Chain Reaction
Characterised by its chunky yet lightweight chain-link rubber sole that’s inspired by Versace jewellery, the Chain Reaction makes a bold entrance in the chunky sneaker scene.
Nike React Infinity Run
Launching at the end of the month as a running shoe that helps to reduce the potential of injury while running, the Nike React Infinity Run combines advanced biomechanical efficiency and cushioning technologies with modern, fluid design for runners and average shoe addicts alike.
Jimmy Choo Diamond Trail
There’s no harm in swapping your sky-high Jimmy Choos for sneakers once in a while, and this Diamond Trail pair is where the hype is at for the fashion-forward.
Z Zegna TECHMERINO™ A-Maze Sneakers
Comfort and fit are key in these machine-washable TECHMERINO™ wool sneakers that are made for the modern gentleman who leads an active lifestyle while looking effortlessly cool.
First unveiled in Burberry’s Fall/Winter 2019 show, the rainboot-inspired Arthur runway sneakers have been reimagined with cotton, suede and technical nylon materials for the new season.
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