In New England, in the late 1800s, a shoe was invented with a rubber sole that was much quieter than the standard shoe made of leather. With its silent sole, this shoe made it easier to sneak around.
That shoe was the sneaker. Great if you were up for a little mischief in the 1800s, even better if you’re after trendy trainers in 2021.
Sneakers have become a fashion staple in the last few years. With edgy new designs and modern twists on retro classics, sneakers have become more versatile than ever.
2021 sneaker trends have shown us that a great pair of casual kicks can add style to any outfit. Your favorite sneaker is no longer limited to the gym or a neighborhood power walk. Whether you prefer a sleek slip-on or a statement sneaker with pizazz, this year has served up some seriously impressive kicks.
If you’re ready to step up your sneaker game, check out these trendy trainers!
The Classic Sneaker
When it comes to sneaker fashion, these never go out of style.
Classic sneakers usually are all white. They are crisp and clean and easily paired with any ensemble. They are so versatile which makes them a staple in every closet.
A classic sneaker can be found in most traditional sneaker stores, though some high-end designers periodically take a stab at creating a more trendy version. We like to stick with the brands that have withstood the test of time.
These sneakers are also easy to style. You can wear them with a casual outfit and a variety of colors. You can even dress them up to get away with sneakers for a night out.
If you want to shop for classic sneakers, Nike Air Force 1’s are a great start. These are timeless, and though they’ve been reinvented through the years in every color imaginable, the all-white pair is characteristic of this sneaker style.
The Platform Sneaker
The platform sneaker takes us back to the “Girl Power” days of our favorite pop bands.
Those of you who are old enough to remember the fashion of the ’90s, know that those trends are making their way back around in 2021. Platform sneakers were a hit then and they are making a big comeback.
These are not your regular gym-friendly sneakers. Several high-end designers have created modern platform sneakers that were meant for fashion over function. The Gucci Ace platform sneaker is an all-white design with classic Gucci detailing and a 2-inch platform.
Throw on a leather jacket and your outfit is stylish, relaxed, and casually cool.
Though this is a clean and sleek option, there are many platform sneakers with an edgier design. Buckles, straps, crystal embellishments, and metallics have all made an appearance in the platform sneaker trend this year.
The Athletic Sneaker
When it comes to athletic shoe trends, we have traditionally chosen practical pairs, meant to enhance our physical performance.
Though this is still true, athletic sneakers found a way to “sneak” into our everyday fashion. We are seeing athletic shoes paired with any outfit, and we’re here for it.
In the past, we’ve gladly paid the price of destroying our feet for our favorite impractical shoes. With this footwear trend, we don’t have to give up style for comfort.
If you want an athletic sneaker for athletic purposes, it is important to choose the right one for your foot. Running shoes, for example, are made to support the motion moving your foot forward instead of laterally and thus have no lateral stability.
You want to ensure that your shoe has the right support for walking, running, or high-intensity activity.
The Nike Air Max 270 premium sneaker is a great option for fashion and practicality. They come in a variety of colors and are a great versatile athletic sneaker.
The Retro Sneaker
Retro-inspired sneakers have also made quite the comeback in 2021.
Along with recent sneaker trends inspired by other eras, the ’70s have always made their way back into our soles this year. We love flared pants and all things bohemian so we say, bring on the retro sneaker.
For this particular style, we trust the traditional brands to achieve this look. Nike’s Daybreak sneakers are a great option. They come in a variety of colors and they are classically retro with comfort built right in.
The High-Top Sneaker
High-top sneakers are the epitome of cool. They give a laid-back look with casual swag.
Paired with skinny jeans or even a dress, high-top sneakers are a great addition to any wardrobe. The classic brands are great at nailing this look, though there have been some impressive partnerships coming out from higher-end designers to take this look to the next level.
The chic and modern collaboration between Comme des Garçons Play and Converse is a great example of this. The minimal canvas coloring paired with the CdG Play heart logo gives it a playful touch.
The Slip-on Sneaker
This is a popular sneaker style for ladies who don’t want to sacrifice comfort for style. If you’re a lady on the go, wearing practical shoes is, well, practical.
Slip-on sneakers can transition from day to night, pairing stylishly with a casual blazer at the office, or a maxi dress for after-work drinks.
A pair in creamy beige or is perfect for those who love minimalism, but they are available in so many colors that we’d keep a pair to match every outfit!
For this style, the Adidas Superstar slip-on is a perfect option for a chic and clean look.
Step up Your Style With 2021 Sneaker Trends
We love a comfortable and stylish sneaker. The recent trend in sneakers can be worn with just about every outfit for every occasion is here to stay.
2021 sneaker trends offer something for everyone – from the classics to the retros, to the heritage brands and the high-end designers. Staying trendy and comfortable this year is easy with so many awesome options.
If you enjoyed this article, keep coming back for the latest trends in fashion and footwear!