The 5 Affordable Sneaker Trends For SS23
Our standout picks for the season ahead
What brings more joy than a pair of boxfresh new sneakers? We can think of little else.
01 RETRO SNEAKERS
On the fashion radar for a while now, retro-style sneakers show no signs of dropping off the cool list. And why would they? Super comfortable, thanks to the penchant for suede and soft leather fabrics, they’re also having a moment with the model set. Think Adidas to freshen up your weekend look. Go for interesting hues from ‘70s inspired browns and neutrals at Kurt Geiger to soft pastel shades at Vans, all at your local McArthurGlen.
02 FUTURISTIC TRAINERS
From streetstyle to runway looks and Social, the Futuristic trend shows no signs of abating. Space-age silver, architectural aesthetics, control-panel neon and plenty of mesh and neoprene; sneakers are the most pragmatic way to channel that Back To The Future vibe without falling into full-on fancy dress mode. Team a pair of uber-chunky Adidas with a summer suit for a wearable yet cool look. Or why not opt for the freshness of a white-on-white pair such as Nike worn with metallics and neutral tones?
03 HI-TOP SNEAKERS
If you’re in the market for a timeless, goes-with-everything purchase then you can’t go wrong with High Tops. Kurt Geiger has some classics that work with everything from jeans and cargo pants to this summer’s shorts and minis. Classic black or white have a modern aesthetic or treat yourself to a pair in a bold hue at up to 70% off at your local McArthurGlen.
04 TRAIL & HIKING
Planning on putting your sneakers through their paces with some outdoor pursuits this season? Or simply in-the-know that hiking sneakers are currently ultra cool? Here’s how to make the trend your own:
Look out for styles that you can dress up or down such as Asics or adidas. Comfort and durability are key, especially if you’re hitting the trail but these also look fresh paired with a leather jacket and jeans for easy everyday wear.
05 TREND SNEAKERS
These are the wear-everywhere shoes your wardrobe needs. Clean, white out sneakers that will elevate your everyday look from the iconic adidas to the simple silhouette of Carvela and of course, those viral Pumas. Comfortable, lightweight and dependably stylish, no matter your preferred aesthetic. Use them to add a casual vibe to a work-appropriate blazer or to make a floral sundress look contemporary. These are the sneakers that you didn’t know you couldn’t live without.