A solid pair of sneakers—from workout to an everyday fashion silhouette—is basically a staple in a well-balanced wardrobe. (You know, next to other essentials like black booties, strappy sandals, and the like.) Because come on, if you're looking to create that ideal casual yet chic 'fit, a cool pair of kicks will undoubtedly act as a key foundational element of said look. Given this, my fellow editors and I have a few key sneaker brands we always keep in our arsenals to create A+ low-key looks.
Naturally, we’re here to share with you said brands that made the cut. Intrigued? Keep scrolling to check out the fashionable sneakers we’ll never give up and will always recommend to others. You’ll also find inspiring shopping picks as well if you’re interested in adding something fresh into your wardrobe.
"Adidas is my go-to for comfortable sneakers that are relatively affordable too. I'm especially a fan of this style since they go with pretty much anything, from a suit to a simple dress, and of course for working out too!"
"I've been wearing Converse for years now, and the high-top sneakers will always have a place in my closet. Their classic silhouette is the base of so many great outfits, whether it be a simple jeans-and-tee look or something fancier like a slip dress. If you don't yet own a pair, I suggest starting out with plain white or black, but if you're looking to build out your collection, its printed and platform pairs are so much fun."
"I've always been a big Nike person, and I'm glad to see that it's gone from practical sneakers to fashion shoes in recent years. I love its more athletic styles as well as its trendier options, and they're always the most comfortable in my book."
"I'm a checkered-Vans girl through and through. I wore them in high school, and I'm still wearing them now. They are the perfect shoes for throwing on in a pinch, and thanks to the striking checkered print, they somehow always make me feel a tad cooler even if my outfit might say otherwise."
"I've always loved Superga's white sneakers. They're super comfortable and truly go with everything, from dresses to jeans. I've even successfully washed them in the washing machine, and they looked great afterward, so they're not high-maintenance."
"For my runs and workouts, I only wear APLs, and I also wear them with my off-duty, casual ensembles."