These Are the Biggest Winter Sneaker Trends — You Ready?
If you're staring down at your sneakers wondering if your retro dad kicks are still a thing, we've got all the answers you need. It's a new decade, but somehow, some of winter's biggest sneaker trends are taking us back in time. (Shout-out to our 'rents, who paved the way with one of my personal favorite silhouettes of the year, aptly dubbed the mom and dad sneaker.) Don't worry, one of the common factors among all of these trends is functionality, which still reigns supreme with our five top styles. This year's trends have all left us with a newfound love and appreciation for streetwear. Ahead, take a look at the silhouettes and colorways you'll want to wear even if you're just running errands. Then, shop our favorite selects by category, because that's just how we roll.
If you're looking for a trend that's out of this world (or at least this decade), futuristic sneakers are for you. Think space-age silhouettes including sleek cutouts.
Balenciaga Black Track 2 Logo-Detailed Mesh and Rubber Sneakers
These Balenciaga Black Track 2 Logo-Detailed Mesh and Rubber Sneakers ($975) can only be described as badass.
Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang AW Bball Soccer Sneakers
These Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang AW Bball Soccer Sneakers ($100, originally $250) scream future!
Adidas Yeezy Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Hyperspace Sneakers
We love the icy hue of these Adidas Yeezy Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Hyperspace Sneakers ($579).
Mom and Dad Sneakers
If you were to take a look at pictures of your parents back in the day, chances are they would be wearing similar sneakers to the ones in this category. The name of this trend basically describes it all. They have super-normcore silhouettes and are practical to walk in.
It's All About the Platform
It's all about the sole with this sneaker trend. Your favorite platform sneakers got an update with unique, chunky soles that are no doubt attention grabbers.
Nike Zoom Vapor Street "Off-White - Polarized Blue"
These Nike Zoom Vapor Street "Off-White - Polarized Blue" ($245) come with unique spikes on the soles.
Balenciaga Triple S Logo-Embroidered Sneakers
We're obsessed with the platforms on these Balenciaga Triple S Logo-Embroidered Sneakers ($975).
Michael Kors Felicia Leather and Canvas Platform Trainer
For a simple but chic option, try the Michael Kors Felicia Leather and Canvas Platform Trainer ($69, originally $160).
The Vintage Comeback
Vintage is making a comeback, and we're not mad about it. Think retro materials like suede and canvas along with interesting colorways and designer logos from the '70s.
Reebok Classic Leather Legacy Women's Shoes
How sleek are these Reebok Classic Leather Legacy Women's Shoes ($80)?
If you rely on your sneakers to give your outfit a pop of color, this is the trend for you. Thanks to the contrasting colors in both pastel and neon hues, this trend has something for everyone.
Adidas by Stella McCartney Ultraboost S. Sneakers
We love the bright hues on these Adidas by Stella McCartney Ultraboost S. Sneakers ($176, originally $230).
Geox Phaolae Woman White And Fluofuchsia Sneakers
Geox Phaolae Woman White And Fluofuchsia Sneakers ($105, originally $150)