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Bring out the laces, slip-ons and high-tops.

(L-R) Sneaker trends range from colourful, zany and chic with contrast laces from Dior Homme, sock-fit shoes from Marcelo Burlon, and Nike Mayfly Woven Sneakers in Tan on supermodel Romee Strijd.

On and off the runway, fashion icons have been rocking footwear that has become a wardrobe staple for many of us.

There’s something about sneakers that make them so widely accessible, even as a high fashion item. Granted, inventions like Gucci’s ‘dirty’ pair are still pretty out-there, but the comfort, versatility and youthful energy sneakers have become known for are cherished by designers and celebrities alike.

We’ve seen Rita Ora and Zendaya offsetting the formality of suits with fresh kicks. Right now, Bella Hadid is probably getting in a quizzical-yet-effortlessly-chic pose somewhere to show off one of her many pairs as a Nike ambassador.

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The sneaker fascination isn’t a new one, but that does not downplay how they can instantly refresh your look. Fashion week loves it, and at Neiman Marcus, sneakers reportedly account for more than half of their men’s shoe business, indicating how well these iconic footwear translate as a luxury trend.

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Since sneakers are in trend just in time for summer, check out some of our favourite laced variants for men and women that can be paired with almost anything.

For him: Casual, daring, & sporty

Tod's Sneakers in Nubuck
Tod's Sneakers in Nubuck

Tod's Sneakers in Nubuck

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Dolce & Gabbana Leather Sneakers with Appliqués
Dolce & Gabbana Leather Sneakers with Appliqués

Dolce & Gabbana Leather Sneakers with Appliqués

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Adidas Raf Simons Ozweego III
Adidas Raf Simons Ozweego III

Adidas Raf Simons Ozweego III

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For her: Fabulous, pastel & classic

Jimmy Choo Miami Antique Gold and Anthracite Mix Coarse Glitter Dégradé Sneakers
Jimmy Choo Miami Antique Gold and Anthracite Mix Coarse Glitter Dégradé Sneakers

Jimmy Choo Miami Antique Gold and Anthracite Mix Coarse Glitter Dégradé Sneakers

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Burberry Perforated Check Leather Trainers
Burberry Perforated Check Leather Trainers

Burberry Perforated Check Leather Trainers

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Valentino Flycrew Sneakers
Valentino Flycrew Sneakers

Valentino Flycrew Sneakers

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Images courtesy of respective brands and pexels.com.