Odds are you've got a pair or two of sneakers tucked away in your closet, emblazoned with the logos of heavy-hitters in the industry: Nike, Adidas, and maybe Puma's Fenty creepers, too. The giants of sneakerdom will always hold a place in our hearts, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for the little guys. In fact, there are some super-cool indie brands bringing major style to the game, and we're taking notice.
These seven brands each inhabit their own special niches, some sleek and minimalist, others retro-inspired, but they all share one major thing in common: They're inspiring us to shake up our sneaker game. Whether you're an athleisure devotee or you're just dabbling in the sportswear world, it's easy to find a place for these game changers in your shoe collection.
Read on for a look at the indie sneaker brands we're currently obsessing over, and shop picks from each!
These cool sneakers feel especially unique.
Consider these kicks simple, polished perfection.
These high-tops are sewn by hand in limited volumes, meaning you're getting a truly unique piece.
These golden shoes are a far cry from your basic white kicks.
The platform on these sneakers will give you an instant edge up.