The time has come for this year’s biggest trends—most of which you saw on the S/S 20 runways—to make their way into the closets of fashion lovers everywhere. Chances are you already started stocking up on this year’s biggest trends. And whether it’s something major like a new take on suiting or something as small as eyewear, these are all-important sartorial movements for the style obsessed to know. But today, we’re going to focus on footwear—more specifically, sneakers.
Ahead, you’ll find the only sneaker trends you need to know for 2020, and we guarantee you’ll want to add them into your wardrobe the moment you see them. Prepare yourselves, though, because while some of these trends feel right on cue with the happenings of the world, others may surprise you. From the tried-and-true chunky soles that keep coming back to the platforms taking streetwear to new heights, read on to see the sneaker styles you’ll see everywhere this year.
1. Sneaker Boots
This season is all about futuristic sneaker boots, which put a new spin on your classic high-tops. For these hybrid shoes, think of thick soles, slip-on styles, and lace-up details.
2. Chunky Soles
You might have thought chunky sneakers were simply a fad when they first came onto the scene a few years back. Yet somehow, they've managed to maintain their popularity with each passing season. Now, they're bigger than ever, but this time, the soles are even chunkier, raising you to a new level.
3. Rainbow Bright
Don't get us wrong: classic white sneakers will always have a place in our hearts. But if you took note of the biggest sneaker trends on the S/S 20 runways, you might have seen that bright, colorful tennis shoes reigned supreme. Tap into your inner child and add these vibrant styles into your closet stat.
4. High Stakes
If you love the trend of chunky soles but want something a little sleeker, you're in luck: Platform sneakers will be one of the most popular trends of the year. Whether it's as simple as a one-and-a-half-inch rise or something more dramatic, wear these with a pair of cropped jeans, and you'll instantly look taller.
5. Going Green
As sustainability becomes a larger conversation in the fashion industry, it's no surprise that responsibly produced sneakers made with environmentally friendly materials are becoming an increasingly popular trend. Get yourself a pair that uses recycled rubber or features material made from a self-regenerating plant and reduce your carbon footprint while you're at it.