Here's Where Fashion Girls Buy Sneakers That Resemble Dress Shoes

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Just as we love to get away with wearing leggings as trousers, sneakily wearing sneakers is one of our favorite sartorial pastimes, which is why we're constantly on the lookout for comfortable pairs that will help us do just that. While some brands skew more athletic, there are a number of others that have really mastered the art of designing sneakers that resemble dress shoes.

It's not just the style of the shoe that makes it a dressy sneaker; the materials used to construct it are also a huge factor. For example, leather, velvet, and suede instantly up the dressiness of a pair of sneakers, as do a minimal sole and treading. Among the brands that fashion girls turn to when on the hunt for sneakers that resemble dress shoes are classics such as Puma and Keds, as well as brands that aren't known for doing just sneakers, like Gucci and Zara.

Ready to shop our picks? Read on to find out which 11 brands make the most stylish dressy sneakers.

VEJA

We think these are night out–worthy.

Available in sizes 36 to 41.

Meet the black leather sneakers you'll wear forever.

Available in sizes 36 to 40.

KENNETH COLE NEW YORK

Patent leather is having a moment. Get on board.

Available in sizes 5 to 9.5.

The Kam sneakers are a celeb favorite.

Available in sizes 5 to 10.

KEDS

The Keds you wore as a kid have gotten an upgrade.

Available in sizes 4 to 11.

Take our advice and wear these for your next travel day.

Available in sizes 5 to 11.

COMMON PROJECTS

This is the freshest way to wear pink, in our opinion. 

Available in sizes 36 to 41.

We suddenly need a pair of winter sneaker-boots.

Available in sizes 35 to 42.

ZARA

Another day, another pair of pretty Zara shoes to buy.

Available in sizes 5 to 11.

We want to wear these on Christmas day.

Available in sizes 5 to 11.

PUMA

You can't go wrong with a classic. 

Available in sizes 6.5 to 11.

Pretty and lace-free? Win-win.

Available in sizes 6 to 10.

GUCCI

The definition of fashion sneakers. 

Available in sizes 34 to 42.

Want a Gucci shoe that everyone else doesn't have? Consider these.

Available in sizes 34 to 42.

ADIDAS

These would look perfect with denim.

Available in sizes 6 to 10.

Found: your new winter white sneakers.

Available in sizes 5.5 to 10.5.

M.GEMI

Another sneaker we want to wear on travel days.

Available in sizes 35 to 42.

These come in an impressive eight colors.

Available in sizes 35 to 42.

VINCE

Athletic sneakers that could pass as dress shoes do exist.

Available in sizes 5.5 to 11.

We recommend pairing these with skinny jeans. 

Available in sizes 5 to 11.

RAG & BONE

We always have been (and always will be) fans of Rag & Bone shoes.

Available in sizes 5 to 11.

Corduroy is another fabric to seek out when shopping for dressy sneakers.

Available in sizes 5 to 11.

Want something to wear with your new dressy sneakers? Shop our skinny-jean picks here.