The 4 Most Popular Sneaker Styles on Instagram Right Now

Though shoes like chunky sneakers have reigned as the most popular style for a few seasons now (and continue to be among the most-worn styles this year), there are fresh silhouettes that are emerging in early 2019. For one, platform sneakers are quickly exploding across Instagram. This is following along with a general trend of platform shoes that recently made it onto our radar. We’ve also spotted color-blocked styles and old-school sneakers among the fashion set.

Whether you’re quick to buy into the trends of the moment or prefer to keep your closet stocked with classics, the most popular sneaker styles on Instagram are likely to find their way into your wardrobe. Need proof? Ahead, shop the four major sneaker trends we’ve spotted on the fashion scene recently and see how insiders are wearing them.


There’s no doubt about it: Platforms are about to take over in 2019, and sneakers are no exception. We’re seeing plenty of styles from brands like Etys and Buffalo all over Instagram.

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Sneakers with contrasting color combos have arrived to inject some boldness into your outfits. Go for tonal styles or shoes that mix unexpected colors.

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“Dad” sneakers and puffed-up soles aren’t going anywhere. If you haven’t tried them yet, what are you waiting for?


If you prefer to avoid controversial sneaker trends, you can’t go wrong with a classic, old-school style like Vans Old Skools or Air Force 1s. Trust us—these will always be cool.