You don’t have to be a sneakerhead to recognise the versatility of a good sneaker. The unofficial staple of every woman’s wardrobe, sneakers now run the gamut of styles—satisfying the hearts of the sartorially inclined. Thankfully for us, almost every designer has hopped on the sneaker bandwagon, and we can see why: a blank canvas of endless possibilities, sneakers make for the perfect wardrobe investment.
Gone are the days where wearing sneakers with your Friday night best would be seen as underdressed. With a myriad of styles to choose from, we’ve rounded up the most stylish of sneaker brands to keep on your radar.
Ethically and sustainably made, this French sneaker label is a celebrity favourite. Made of fairly traded cotton and rubber, Veja is best known for their timeless white sneakers with its signature ‘V’ logo.
Loewe‘s sneakers fall right in step with its brand of impeccable craftsmanship, combining appliqué leather, suede panels, butter-soft nylon with a ridged rubber sole. Inspired by 1970s track shoes, Jonathan Anderson has designed a covetable range of hybrid shoes that draw from the minimalism of traditional dance shoes, complete with a calligraphic ‘L’ for Loewe.
If you’re on the hunt for some quirk in your step, look no further than Tory Burch’s line of vintage track trainers. Resembling ’70s bowling shoes, their elasticated back ensures maximum comfort for everyday, all-day wear.
Count on the sustainable British designer to elevate your most understated outfits. Made of faux leather, faux suede and neoprene, Stella McCartney’s sneakers have hit a fever pitch with their statement silhouettes.
The French powerhouse clearly has its footwear down pat, too. Chloé’s range of sneakers spans from minimalistic plimsolls to more adventurous dad sneakers, sure to set any streetwear aficionado’s heart aflutter.
This cult sneaker brand has a loyal following for a reason. Axel Arigato may be known for their more understated, minimalist styles, but their offering of exaggerated soles are not to be overlooked. Largely influenced by retro running shoes of the ’90s, the Portuguese brand’s Genesis sneaker is its most lightweight shoe to date—extra points for being made out of recycled PET bottles, too.