If you’re tired of running around in heels, check out the trendy sneakers 2017 has to offer. Sneakers aren’t fashionable, you say. Think again. Sneakers may have a humble reputation, but they were a huge hit on the 2016 fashion runway. With the athleisure look still big in 2017, you can bet these classic shoes are here to stay. If it’s trendy, even fashionable, to slip on comfortable sneakers instead of squeezing into precarious heels, why wouldn’t you? The time has come to embrace the new casual and let your inner sneaker fanatic loose. Let me show you the logic to trendy sneaker fashion.
NIKE AIR MAX 1 ULTRA SNEAKERS
Don’t let this chunky sneaker’s dorky reputation discourage you from giving it a try. A product of last year’s 80s-inspired influx of mom jeans and padded shoes, modernize this retro Nike sneaker by pairing it with something satin or light cotton. With a pastel top and cropped pants, these shoes will make the fashion leap from 1985 to 2017 with no trouble at all.
ADIDAS ORIGINALS ZX FLUX TRAINERS
Chunky sneakers are good for working out too. These Adidas Originals come with a grey-patterned print and black stripes on the sides, a classic athleisure color palette. The loose build and relaxed style will give your feet plenty of room to breathe on those early morning jogs. Slip them on with ankle socks and Under Armor jogging tights for a comfortable, athletic 2017 look.
CONVERSE ALL-STAR TAYLOR II HIGH TOP SNEAKERS
Athletes have no trouble embracing trendy, high-end sneakers. It’s time you fashionistas got in on all the fun. One popular way to integrate these classic Converse All-Stars into your wardrobe is to play with vintage styles. Pair the shoes with retro denim and a simple t-shirt for a fashion ode to iconic 70s and 80s style.
VANS SK8-HI BLACK FRINGED MOC SNEAKERS
Another way to wear high-end sneakers with your 2017 outfit is to get a little fancy. Look for shoes with an unusual design element thrown in. This can be a colorful design stitched onto the side, a unique lace-up pattern, or fringe sewn around the ankles. It’s all about finding a subtle addition you think adds personal style and flair to your pair of trainers. Sneaker fashion should be creative!
NIKE AIR PEGASUS SNEAKERS
Yes. Colorful sneakers can be trendy too. Fashionable sneakers don’t have to be monochromatic! The secret to crafting a successful outfit around colorful shoes lies in the coordination. Find a shirt that complements the color scheme of your shoes or dress in muted colors that let them pop. These Nikes will blend perfectly with a red and white t-shirt or a black outfit with white trim.
DODGEMS FLATFORM TRAINERS
Flatform sneakers are tricky to pull off. If you don’t balance them carefully, they can overpower your outfit. Men, wear dark neutral tones with these Dodgems for a masculine look with a chic aloofness. Ladies, blend these shoes with a colorful dress or skirt for a statement outfit that doesn’t come across as too tomboyish.
ASOS DEFINITELY LACE-UP TRAINERS
There’s a lot going on with these sneakers. They’re flatform shoes with metallic toes. Metallic sneakers are a whole trend of their own dictated by very specific guidelines. They look best worn with neutral colors and statement jewelry. These ASOS Definitely shoes give you a little more freedom because their metallic sheen is focused in a few key places. Wear them with dark-colored trousers and loose-fitting tops. If you have copper-colored jewelry, it won’t hurt to add a necklace or subtle pair of earrings into the mix.
Sneakers are the casual fashion shoes of 2017. Find a pair that work for you and stop hobbling around in heels every day. Your feet deserve to be comfortable. You do too.
— Julie Grossman