Meet the Sneaker Trends Already Taking Over 2020

Sneaker trends are ever-changing and seem to differ dramatically from year to year. Just think back to the evolution of sneakers from the “dad” shoes, super-chunky styles, and platform silhouettes that have defined trends in the past few seasons. It's still early in 2020, but there are already some clear frontrunners that are already being adopted by celebrities and fashion insiders alike.

Instagram and the street style scene are good places to spot a number of sneaker trends that are winning so far this year. From retro styles that have been reinvented for the moment to the colors that will define the year ahead to the styling tricks we’re seeing among the style set and more, ahead discover the sneaker trends to know about right now and shop our edit for the upcoming year.

Bright Colors

2020 sneaker trends: Hailey Bieber


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On Hailey Bieber: Adidas x Ivy Park Sports Bra, Cycling Shorts, Cargo Pants, and Nite Jogger Sneakers; Kanye West Long Sleeve Shirt; Jennifer Fisher Baby Samira Hoop Earrings ($500); Celine Edge Sunglasses

Hailey Bieber is showing her stamp of approval for the bold sneaker trend, here spotted wearing the already sold out Adidas Ivy Park Nite Jogger sneakers.

2020 sneaker trends: bright colors



One cool way to style them? A head-to-toe look that is fully committed to strong, bright colors, like this outfit from Nnenna in Copenhagen.

Throwback Reissues

Throwback sneakers are huge right now. From the New Balance 990 silhouette, which first came out in 1982, to the Reebok Club C, which was originally released in 1985, retro reissues are destined to be one of the year's biggest trends.

2020 sneaker trends: New Balance


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On Kaia Gerber: Brandy Melville Christy Colorado Aspen Hoodie; Sacai Blazer; Re/Done High Rise Medium Flare Jeans; New Balance 990V5 Sneakers ($275); Gucci Jackie Nylon Bag

Make like Kaia Gerber and wear throwback New Balance sneakers with a hoodie, jeans, and oversize blazer. To me, this is the ultimate airport look.

I'm personally behind the throwback sneaker reissue trend myself and have been wearing the Reebok Club C style on repeat—whether pairing them with a workout set or with jeans.

Running Shoes

While running shoes are often reserved for the gym, they're now being incorporated into outfits as a style statement. Sporty, functional styles from brands like Nike and Asics are everywhere at the moment. And the coolest way to wear them? Styled with sweatpants and tube socks.

Just look to label Sporty & Rich for the coolest way to style running shoes this year. Worn with sweatpants and tube socks, this is the ultimate sneaker outfit pairing that we'll be seeing dominate in 2020.