The humble sneaker is definitely picking up momentum as everyone’s all around fave shoe. They can really go with any look and they’re comfy as hell, so no question why. Especially in these times when we’re all social distancing and staying home as much as we can, I’m finding that I gravitate towards kicks now more than ever. If I’m going on a quick run or bike ride (six feet away from other ppl!) to get out some fresh air, I just ditch my sweatpants for leggings and throw some on.
But whether you prefer more minimal designs or like a pair that’s a lil more bold, there’s definitely a brand out there that fits your aesthetic. You’ll get tons of use out of these fun styles, and they’ll complete any spring or summer outfit now that it’s FINALLY getting warmer out, TG. From slip-on sneakers to lace-up ones to platforms and beyond, here are 30 cute sneaker brands you’ll want to shop right now.
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Whether you’re in the market for a specific sporty shoe or just want a pair of streetsyle kicks, check out Gola. It’s was created in 1905 and has a ton of different silhouettes, textures, and colors. Currently eyeing these bright babies, here.
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TechLoom Wave Sneaker in Multi & White
If you prefer a glove-like feel to your sneakers, consider APL’s TechLoom design. Its shoes are super easy to slip on thanks to the knit fabric, and your feet will feel like they’re wearing almost nothing at all.
Club C Vintage Sneaker
Reebok has some v trendy shoes from classic leather styles to a fashionable partnership with Victoria Beckham. If you used to have a pair when you were younger, consider revisiting its designs because the brand’s really stepped up its game.
Founded in Japan, you’ll find that the label has a retro flair with bold color pairings, like these yellow and cobalt ones.
696 Runner Sneakers
The brand has been around a looong time (since 1906), so you’re def already familiar. Its iconic “N” logo is recognizable and its kicks come in so many hues. These cream-colored ones are best-sellers.
Red Heather Trainer
Breathable, flexible workout shoes—sign me up! The logo on these are also reflective for extra safety if you’re out at night, and the label has other styles made especially for running and lifting weights too.
Mexico 66 Sneakers
You prob already know about Asics. Its kicks are practical for all kinds of sports, but it also has designs that are for everyday wear like these low-top ones.
This Finnish footwear brand has tons of cute styles in a bunch of hues, and includes sneaks that are both fashionable and functional.
Imar Copa Sneaker
This Spanish brand features sneakers (and other shoes and sandals) with a more modern look to them, like these bright yellow ones.
Fe Lo Classic Sneakers
Founded in Shanghai, the brand’s iconic silhouette is minimal and features a logo on each side. It’s the go-to footwear for Shaolin monks because they’re so lightweight, and now it seems the fashion world has caught on to the look.
Nova Slip-On Sneaker
Don’t knock Dr. Scholl’s. Yes, the shoes have memory foam insoles, but they’re anything but orthopedic-looking—just look at these printed slip-ons!
Disruptor II Premium Sneaker in White, Navy & Red
Odds are you’ve seen tons of people wearing FILA’s Disruptor sneakers, and that’s because they are super padded and have a thick sole that cushions each step. The brand’s kicks definitely have an edgy streetwear aesthetic, and the same rings true with its clothing.
Rainbow Wave Sneaker
Soludos is known for its beachy-looking smoking slippers, sandals, and espadrilles, but it also has cute sneaks, like this embroidered rainbow pair that’s perfect for summer.
Mini Cord Era Platform Sneaker
While Vans is synonymous with skate culture, it doesn’t mean you have to know how to pop an ollie to wear them. The checkerboard pattern is a signature of the brand, but it also releases classic styles in new iterations and color ways like this “Era” sneaker in corduroy and suede.
Chuck Taylor® High Top Sneaker
White Converse high-tops made a huge comeback circa 2016 and continue to be popular today. Both high and low styles from the brand come in an array of colors, so you can pick your favorite (or even multiple!) to wear with any outfit.
Jazz Original Vintage
Consider Saucony if you’re looking for a more retro shoe. Its vintage-y styles make for a fashionable look, while the durable rubber sole and cushioning are great for activewear. And if you need more of a traditional running shoe, the brand also offers sleeker designs with shock-absorbing features.
Stan Smith Sneakers
From the brand’s Stan Smiths to its Samba design, Adidas has no shortage of trendy “fashion” sneakers in addition to its traditional running and workout shoes. The iconic designs look just as good with a pair of jeans as they do with leggings.
This Brazilian-based sustainable brand has been around since 2004, and Meghan Markle also happens to be a fan. “Veja,” in Portuguese, means “look,” (which you don’t have to tell me twice—these tricolored kicks totally stand out). The popular V10, shown here, and Esplar silhouettes totally have a sporty ’90s aesthetic if that’s what you’re looking for.
Nylite 28 Plus Sneaker
If you love the comfortability of sneakers but want a range of styles, Tretorn might be the brand for you. It has everything from these rainbow ones to leopard-print, gingham, and sequined designs.
OCA High Canvas Red Women
You may have seen Cariuma on your Instagram feed, and that’s because influencers can’t get enough of the Brazilian brand—Grown-ish’s Luka Sabbat often wears them. To simplify the selection process, it makes only four core styles (two low-tops and two high-tops) but offers them in various fabrics and colors.
Suede Classic Women’s Sneakers
While Puma is known for its athletic wear and sports shoes, it’s also a great go-to if you’re in the market for trendy kicks—take, for instance, these suede monochromatic ones. Rihanna’s Fenty Puma collection helped solidify the creeper as an It Shoe, and the brand also offers velvet and metallic designs for a luxe vibe.
x LoveShackFancy 2790 Sneaker
Superga’s 2750 Cotu canvas style is one of Kate Middleton’s go-to shoes and the label has an impressive array of sneakers from platforms to espadrilles to slides. Peep its new collab with LoveShackFancy!
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Name a more immediately recognizable brand, I’ll wait. Keds has been making canvas shoes since 1916, but it also partners with Kate Spade and Rifle Paper Co. for more unique printed styles.
Women’s Shoe Nike Air Max 97
Nike’s fashion sneakers are perfect for double duty—their lightweight cushioning makes them great for the gym, but they also transition to everyday life, whether you’re running errands post-workout or you simply want to complete your street-style ensemble. The brand’s Air Max 97 style, seen here, is one of the most popular among women with its ripple-like lines and functional hidden laces.
White & Gold Superstar Sneakers
Yes, Golden Goose kicks are an investment. But the slightly worn-in look and its signature star details set them apart from the pack. If you find yourself trying to scuff new sneakers to make them look more distressed (guilty), consider this brand that already does it for you. How convenient!
The brand’s name is a nod to the fact that there’s no new plastic in any of its shoes. All designs are made with 100 percent recycled post-consumer plastic. Impressive, right? It has low-tops and high-tops in a variety of shades with a simple logo on the tongue.
The brand launched its minimal-looking sneakers in 2013 and specializes in low-top shoes featuring perforated leather, patent leather, suede, and knit material. Greats’ best-selling silhouette is the Royale, seen here and available in a range of hues.
The brand launched in 2016 and immediately blew up thanks to its sustainable vision and because Time Magazine dubbed it “the world’s most comfortable shoes.” Allbirds’ most popular styles are the wool runners (shown here) and the tree runners, named for the materials from which they’re made.
The brand’s handcrafted sneakers are made in Italy, and while its classic Capri low-tops (pictured here) are one of its core styles, it also offers high-tops, trendy thick-soled shoes, platforms, and slides.
Achilles Low-Top Sneakers
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