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.