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

Best dressy sneakers

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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 that makes it a dressy sneaker; the materials 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 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.

1. VEJA

Velcro adds polish to plain white sneakers.

Meet the black leather sneakers you'll wear forever.

 

2. KENNETH COLE NEW YORK

You have to look closely to see that these are sneakers.

3. KEDS

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

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

4. COMMON PROJECTS

It's telling that the Net-a-Porter model wearing these is in a suit.

5. GOLDEN GOOSE

Sneakers like these are the reason Golden Goose has a cult following.

As you can see, they make sneakers for all seasons.

6. PUMA

Platforms feel very fresh at the moment.

7. GUCCI

The definition of fashion sneakers. 

 

8. ADIDAS

9. M.GEMI

10. VINCE

This croc-embossed pair is very hard to resist.

11. RAG & BONE

I think we can all agree that these are ridiculously cool.

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.