4 Sneaker Trends That’ll Give You Major Street Cred


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Let your feet do all the talking with our pick of the coolest spring sneakers around. Get ready to pimp your kicks! 

Thanks to the rise of ‘sport-luxe’ and the acceptance of athleisure as everyday basics, sneakers are no longer just reserved for workouts. Those run-of-the-mill trainers have finally evolved from ‘performance shoes’ into fashion staples. 

Thanks to the looks below, you can consider your sneaker wardrobe officially updated!

White

If you haven’t invested in a pair of all-white sneaks yet, there’s even more reasons for doing it now! Stan Smith sneaker R1699, adidas.co.za

Stan Smith sneaker R1699, adidas.co.za

This is a unique reinvention of the Stan Smith court classic. Low-top sneakers will go with everything in your closet — yes, even a dress — and, as long as you keep them clean, that’ll gives your outfit a polished touch. Hell, you could even get away with wearing them to work.

Leather low top sneaker R1399, Green Cross

Leather low top sneaker R1399, Green Cross

A versatile design, these low-top sneakers include a fine leather construction top with a padded collar & tongue. The lining is made of microfibre and the socking is leather with a foam heel cup for extra comfort. The shoe is rounded off with a tapered front and central lace-up. Wear them with jeans and a tee for casual-cool style.

Chuck Tailor All Star Selene R1920, Converse

Chuck Tailor All Star Selene R1920, Converse

These high tops feature a Nike Lunarlon insole for cushioning, a neoprene bootie for warmth, and Shield Canvas to keep your feet dry. Let your socks or a pair of tights peek out to highlight the ankle-length height.

Gel-Lyte 111 R1499, Asics at Sportscene

Gel-Lyte 111 R1499, Asics at Sportscene

Get some serious style points with this clean white look that draws attention with a retro overall design. This sneakers has an 80’s appeal, have fun with it. Ah, nostalgia!

Femme neutrals

Dusty pink shades are so. darn. pretty! There’s just something special about this nude, feminine colour palette.

Leather sneakers R749, H&M

Leather sneakers R749, H&M

Fresh, clean and oh-so-simple. No branding, no logos, no accents, just pretty, powder-pink leather lace-ups. We’d pair them up with black skinnies and a print top.

Rose gold sneaker, R1099, Superga

Rose gold mesh sneaker, R1 099, Superga

Go high-shine! Update your look with a shiny twist on a classic. This shoe combines a classic sneaker design and comfort into one seasoned product, with an attention-grabbing rose gold upper. What’s not to love?

Patent Wendon R1599, Le Coq Sportif

Patent Wendon sneaker, R1599, Le Coq Sportif

Inspired by the ’60s running shoes that were popular in the 2000s, the Wendon is one of le coq sportif’s icons. The Patent version is fully covered in synthetic patent leather, even the sole, and has a toe cap for extra durability.

R3850, Pretty Ballerinas

Platform sneaker, R3 850, Pretty Ballerinas 

With a hint of shine you have just the right amount of glitz in this neutral style to add a bit of femme to the trainer shoe.

Print

Inspired by Chinese brush painting and French Porcelain this floral look is totally lust-worthy!

Floral platforms, R1399, Superga

Floral platforms sneaker R1 399, Superga

Platforms will give you a boost just when you need it, making your outfit rise higher on the street style ranks than you imagined. When you walk in them, you’ll feel tall, cool, and confident.

Trainer sneaker R1799 New Balance at Superbalist

Trainer sneaker R1799, New Balance at Superbalist.com

This style really takes you by surprise. What at first glance looks like a gym-worthy trainer instantly becomes girlie when you note the florals. These are just as functional as they are pretty!

The Eclat R1899, Le Coq Sportif

The Eclat sneaker R1899, Le Coq Sportif

With a thick sole, an athletic silhouette, and subtle details this version of the Eclat features an all over floral print made up of light, finely detailed motifs like those found on French porcelain. We’d wear it with rolled up boyfriend jeans and white T’s to add a feminine touch.

Court x Liberty Tennis Classic R1799 Nike at Shelflife.co.za

Court x Liberty Tennis Classic sneaker, R1799, Nike at Shelflife.co.za

The Tennis Classic silhouette is defined by vibrant florals gracing its white leather upper and tonal brown leather elements to give a more premium look, while also complementing its overall aesthetic. We’d pair these with skinny jeans and tee for a weekend casual look.

Metallic 

From glitter and holographic hues to mirrored and pearlised gold finishes… we’re gaga for all things gold, bronze and silver! Add some shine to your wardrobe for that extra luxe look.

 Silver sneaker R759, Zara

Silver metallic sneaker, R759, Zara

Show off your shine with these metallic silver sneakers. We’d wear them with distressed jeans and a loose tee in an all-black ensemble, to add swag to your street style.

D-Vellows D-String R2899, Diesel at Superbalist.com

 D-Vellows D-String hightop sneaker, R2899, Diesel at Superbalist.com

Give your classic high-top sneaker a shimmering shake-up with Diesel’s take on the style. We’d wear them with cropped jeans in an all-neutral outfit to really set your look up in style.

Club C 85 XRay R1699, Reebok

Club C 85 Xray haulographic sneaker, R1699, Reebok

Hello, gorgeous! These sneakers are totally insta-worthy. The canvas upper supports, breathes, and turns heads with its super cool x-ray floral print.

 Sasha R599, Sixty Seven at Superbalist.com

Sasha slip on sneaker, R599, Sixty Seven at Superbalist

The Classic Slip-On is the easiest of the bunch. Don’t worry about laces — just grab and go. Pick up a pair in a gold to add luxe to a casual look.

Looking for more on the latest activewear trends? Follow these tips to rock the sheer look at the gym (without flashing too much skin) and before you even think about splurging on a new workout wardrobe make sure you give your fitness gear a popper spring clean

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