Elevated Sneakers: The Ultimate Trend Guide To 2021's Most Sought-After Sneakers

Every season, there’s always one category of footwear that never falters in dominating the fashion world: sneakers. Whether it’s a style that’s been made famous being worn on the feet of global style stars or a reinvigorated silhouette from the world’s most recognisable brands, there’s always plenty of fresh kicks just waiting to be added to your collection each year.   

While sandals, loafers and even Crocs are all must-haves for the upcoming warmer months, there’s just something about the versatility and timelessness of sneakers that never seems to fade. That’s not to say you can’t always turn to your favourite pair of go-to classics, but you’ll never regret adding a few more styles to your sartorial rotation. 

And as much as we love a pair of white sneakers in easy to style designs, this season it’s all about colour and unexpected detail, and of course, a nostalgic throwback to a silhouette offering up major retro vibes. 

Prepare to clear out your shelves, because we’re rounding up the best sneaker trends to put on your radar this season—from fresh new twists on traditional styles to major colour pops, get ready to slip into a new pair of sneaks. While admittedly, statement-making sneakers aren’t the most practical when it comes to styling, there’s no denying they deliver a mighty punch when worn right. This season, the ‘Hype’ sneakers, as Net-A-Porter describes them, offer up a trendier variation to your traditional favourites, from new releases to lust-worthy collaborations.While there’s no denying the classic and crisp white sneaker will always be a fashion favourite, sometimes we just need to add a little colour into our collection. Colour-blocked sneakers are having a major moment right now, providing a fresh new take on traditional white kicks. Whether it be a mix-and-match of on-trend colours like orange and green or a blending of pastels, there are plenty of options to suit your individual style. 



Fashion will always be cyclical, returning to once-beloved trends and putting a new and exciting twist on old classics. It’s unsurprising that the footwear world followed suit in this season’s love of vintage trends, offering up retro sneakers in ‘70s-inspired silhouettes and finished off with nostalgic accents.We know that fashion just loves to take style cues from our dad’s wardrobe, from chunky sandals to oversized blazers, but now the trend is coming for our sneakers. Bulky and traditionally shied away from silhouettes have taken over the footwear world, offering up sneakers that could have been plucked straight from your childhood trip to Disneyworld, and instead, are being styled with elevated suiting and streetwear.  


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