Sneakers Are as Seasonless as It Gets: 29 Fresh Pairs to Wear Now and Forever


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No, it's not just you. Everyone's buying fall clothes right now. And even though I'm clinging to summer as much as I can, I'm one of those early birds stocking up on sweaters and boots as we speak. That feeling of suddenly needing to buy new things at the top of each season (even if you don't exactly need them) is sort of like buying fresh notebooks before a new school year—it's a mood booster that also makes you feel prepared. Yet realistically, wearing anything remotely fall-like right now will leave you melting in the late-summer heat. To scratch the itch of newness and to get something I can actually wear right away, I love to turn to seasonless staples like sneakers.

Think about it. You can wear them all 365 days of the year and not really feel out of place. And if instant gratification is the goal, then buying new sneakers makes a bit more sense than splurging on a pair of boots you can't wear until October. With all of this in mind, I have just the pairs to consider for the task. Between ultra-sporty shapes and classic styles with a hint of trendiness, I'd advocate for adding any of the below 29 pairs to your collection now. 

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Fashion Market Editor

Indya Brown is a fashion editor, stylist, and writer living in Los Angeles. While going to school at Columbia University in New York City, she got her feet wet in the fashion industry interning at Elle magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and New York magazine's The Cut. After graduating in 2016, she joined The Cut as a fashion assistant, eventually working her way up to fashion editor. There, she worked on a multitude of projects, including styling inbook feature stories for New York magazine's print issue, writing and pitching market stories for The Cut, and serving as fashion lead for The Cut's branded content. While New York has been her home for over 10 years, she moved to Los Angeles in the midst of the pandemic in 2020 for a new chapter. Now she is a fashion market editor for Who What Wear, focusing on emerging designers, rising trends on and off the internet, interior design, and BIPOC creatives and brands. Aside from her duties as a fashion market editor, Brown is also a freelance stylist and writer, working on national print and video commercial campaigns for Sephora, The Independent, and Cadillac. Her bylines also include Harper's Bazaar, Vox, and The New York Times. But once the computer goes down and the emails turn off, she's likely eating her way through Koreatown, hunting down vintage furniture, scoping out new outrageous nail designs to try, or taking a hot cycling class.