I’ve always been a bit of a tomboy at heart, so when wearing sneakers everywhere became socially acceptable, it was all the permission I needed to let my sneaker addiction kick into overdrive.

With the silly season upon us, we quickly reach for a pair of heels to elevate our outfits. But, with the sneaker trend still as major as ever, we take a look at the sneakers we’re ditching heels for this season.

 

ICONIC STYLES_HEAD
There’s no denying that Adidas have had their moment over the last year or two with the rise in popularity of the humble Adidas Original and Stan Smith styles, but it’s no surprise that Nike throwback sneakers like the Air Force, Cortez, and Air Max styles are making their way back into our wardrobes. It’s safe to say that any sneaker lover has owned a pair of Nike trainers at some stage in their lives, but don’t be surprised if you see people dropping the adi’s this summer to rock a fresh pair of Nikes in an iconic style. Throwing it back never looked cooler.

Iconic Styles

Bella Hadid (L) wearing Nike Air Force 1 (R) Nike Classic Cortez; Nike Air Force 1 ’07 SE in Particle Pink $170; Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Premium Essentials $184; Nike Classic Cortez all white $115; Air Max 97 Ultra $249.95

 

NEW WAVE WEARABLES_HEAD
Whether they’re giving you height, making a statement or leaving a trail of glitter wherever you walk, the new wave sneaker trend is one that demands attention. This trend is all about turning heads for the right reasons (even if some beg to differ). Commit to this trend by wearing styles with a flatform, slogan or ankle detailing that is sure to give your outfit an edge and will translate into your everyday wardrobe. *Must wear with confidence!

 

CLASSIC KICKS_HEAD
Nothing beats a classic pair of sneakers that you can slip on last minute and trust they will suit any and every outfit you own. It doesn’t matter if you’re ducking to the shops or meeting the girls for a glass rosé on a Sunday afternoon, you can always rely on a pair of canvas kicks.

Emily Delphine wearing Converse All Star hi-tops by Emily Abay Photography; Converse One Star vintage suede lo top $100; Vans Sk8 Hi $129.95; Springcourt Classic canvas $150; Vans classic slip on; Converse One star lo top

Emily Delphine wearing Converse All Star hi-tops by Emily Abay Photography; Converse One Star vintage suede lo top $100; Vans Sk8 Hi $129.95; Springcourt Classic canvas $150; Vans classic slip on; Converse One star lo top

 

ACTIVE ATTITUDE_HEAD
Some say that the activewear trend is just a phase, but if the rise in the number sportswear labels hitting the market is anything to go by, it’s safe to say the trend is here to stay. But what is an outfit without the perfect pair of kicks to complement the look? Commit to the activewear trend the right way by rocking trainers that make it look like you’re heading to or from the gym (even if you’re just on the run to get a coffee).

Get active

Kim Kardashian wearing Yeezy; APL Techloom Pro $220; New balance Fresh Foam Cruz $150; Nike Air Zoom Strong 2 Metallic $180; Nike Air Max Thea $98; Adidas EQT Racing ADV via StyleRunner

Feature Image: Bella Hadid for Nike via Pinterest

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