Dec 1, 2017 Trends

The New Sneaker Trends You Need to Know About

by Lauren Eggertsen
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Sandra Semburg

It's a crazy time in the world of sneakers. These days, getting a hold of the coolest new set of kicks proves to be nearly impossible with most pairs selling out almost immediately upon release. Waiting lists are blowing up, resale sites are raising their prices, and on top of all of that, doesn't there seem to be a new "revolutionary" sneaker drop every other day? How is one to keep up? That's what we're here for.

While classic sneakers are always a good investment, there are five new sneaker trends brewing, and as the fashion-obsessed shopper we know you are, reading up on those five new sneaker trends is an absolute must. The styles ahead are definitely a little out of the box, but so far, we've seen all different style types rock these sneaker trends, from elegant, dress-loving It girls to the chillest Hypebaes. All you have to do now is decide which cool new pair is the perfect pair for you.

Go on to find out which five new sneaker trends all the cool girls are wearing.

Dad Sneakers

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Collage Vintage

No offense to all the dads out there, but those chunky, thick-soled, once-nerdy sneakers are officially in style. We love seeing them paired with elegant dresses and skirts as an unexpected add-on to your look. 

Shop the trend:

Mango Leather Applique Sneakers ($100)

Nike Air Max Plus 97 Leather-Trimmed Mesh Sneakers ($160)

Stella McCartney Eclypse Sneakers ($640)

Sock Sneakers

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Sanrda Semburg

Sock boots have been officially replaced by sock sneakers thanks to the ever-popular Balenciaga pair pictured here. This sneaker trend looks great when worn with tailored trousers and/or printed midi skirts. 

Shop the trend:

Balenciaga Printed Stretch-Knit High-Top Sneakers ($595)

Zara Stretch Fabric High Top Sneakers ($60)

& Other Stories Metallic Sock Sneaker ($95)

Marshmallow White Sneakers

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Collage Vintage

White sneakers are nothing new, but this semi-puffy stark-white look is definitely a fresh take on the classic style you're used to. Let this trend be your new go-to whenever you're searching for those cool and easy sneakers to complete your look. 

Shop the trend:

Reebok Classic Sneakers ($75)

K-Swiss Neu Sleek Sneakers ($80)

Adidas Originals Samoa + W in Grey ($75)

Futuristic Platform Sneakers

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Collage Vintage

No, we're not talking about the Cathy Jean platform sneakers you wore over a decade ago (although, those were It shoes back in the day). Platform sneakers are reinventing themselves by taking inspiration from the future by way of modern shapes, neoprene fabrics, and more. 

Shop the trend:

Ganni Naomi Leather and Suede Platform Sneakers ( $350 ) ($245)

Prada Neoprene Platform Sneakers ( $860 ) ($430)

Marni Platform Sneakers ($830)

Hiking High-Top Sneakers

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Sanrda Semburg

Whether you're the outdoorsy type or not, these hiking boot–inspired sneakers are super cool (if you ask us). This trend is all about the details from shearling lining to hardware on the lacing and would be the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe. 

Shop the trend:

Puma x Fenty by Rihanna Lace-Up Sneakers ($394)

H&M Warm-Lined High Tops ($40)

Swear Redchurch Hi-Top Sneakers ($610)

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