Bring out the laces, slip-ons and high-tops.
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.
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.
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
Dolce & Gabbana Leather Sneakers with Appliqués
Adidas Raf Simons Ozweego III
For her: Fabulous, pastel & classic
Jimmy Choo Miami Antique Gold and Anthracite Mix Coarse Glitter Dégradé Sneakers
Burberry Perforated Check Leather Trainers
Valentino Flycrew Sneakers
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