Fall 2018 sneaker styles that will step up your shoe game
Love some or hate some, these are the pairs to wear now and next!
Want to step into the next season on the right foot? Well then, step right up, and into five of the biggest sneaker trends for fall. It's no surprise that this particular footwear is trending right through again — sneakers are a good investment year-round because they're comfy, cool, and can be a great foundation for almost any outfit. Right now the trends are as diverse as they are fun. From logos to jacked soles and all the latest collabs, we've rounded-up the styles you'll want to shop now, and wear for the season ahead. Whether you buy one pair or multiple, these shoes are the cream of the crop for Fall 2018.
Logos, logos, logos
This season logomania is not just for sweatshirts and handbags, it's for sneakers too. And when it comes to these logos, bigger is often better. They're designed to make a statement after all. Since the style is OTT to begin with, matching bags from the same designer work well here. If more is more isn't your thing, we're into the idea of wearing these shoes with everyday staples like jeans and tees or long-sleeve midi flounce dresses in solid colours.
Gucci Rhyton Leather Sneakers, $955, mytheresa.com
Gilda Logo Low-Top Sneakers, $60, guessfactory.ca
Champion Reverse Weave High-Top Sneakers, $165, ssense.com
Dolce & Gabbana Logo-Print Platform Sneakers, $1,162, neimanmarcus.com
Not only is the sock sneaker trend still happening, it's actually going stronger than ever before. Sure, we're still here for the Balenciaga pair that seemingly started it all, but what's so great about this season's options is that they're available at all different price points. So, no matter your budget, there's an awesome pair with your name on it. Because, it's likely you'll want to wear yours all the time, investing in neutral colours that go with everything can be a good thing. Try them with leggings and crop tops for weekends, and cute dresses topped with leather jackets for every day.
Sollar Sneakers, $115, mattandnat.com
ASOS DESIGN Dusk Sock Trainers, $59, asos.com
SW-612 Sneakers, $475, stuartweitzman.ca
There are few things that drive sneakers sales like a celeb wearing them out. Seriously, star power is a real thing. But fans also want to see the real deal, meaning it's about seeing their stars genuinely wearing shoes they love from their favourite brands. Selena Gomez wearing the latest Puma shoes? Right on. And Bella Hadid in Nike? It totally fits her vibe. Kendall Jenner rocks Adidas sneakers like it's her day job, and it's turned into one for her, and of course, Reebok shoes are completely Ariana Grande's style. Take a cue from your favourite celebs' books and stick to the star-approved sneakers you're naturally drawn to. There's nothing more in style than you doing you.
Adidas Womens Arkyn Shoes, $108, thebay.com
Classic Cortez Sneakers, $95, nike.com
Reebok Rapide, $110, footlocker.ca
Puma California Exotic WNS, $110, brownsshoes.com
By now we all know that two brands are better than one, and with the right collaborations, you get the best of both worlds. Case in point? J.W. Anderson's rainbow Converse for starters. Meanwhile, Nike and Vogue's red high-tops make for a serious style statement, and Vans redone in Van Gogh's print are reminiscent of the Jeff Koons' for Louis Vuitton bags without the price tag. Every pair on this list is one you can add into your regular rotation.
Converse x JW Anderson Chuck 70 Toy Low Top, $190, converse.ca
Puma x Tyakasha Clyde Graphic Sneakers, $144, puma.ca
Nike Air Jordan x Vogue Awok Sneakers, about $390-$1000 CAD, stadiumgoods.com
Vans x Van Gogh Almond Blossom Sk8-Hi Sneakers, about $117 CAD, sssports.com
So much soul
Dad shoes. Not new. Still trending for fall. An exaggerated moulded soul takes the humble sneaker to new heights. They're simultaneously bulky and kind of weird, which shouldn't work, but it does, and oh so well. Within the category there are many colour combos to consider. Muted tones make for a modern look that works well with outfits in the same colour family. On the flip side, unexpected colour combos with pops of neon have the right amount of edge to complement just about any streetwear separates.
Chloe Sonnie Strappy Textile Chunky Sneakers, $780-$850, saksfifthavenue.com
Jeffrey Campbell WiFi Sneaker, $213, shop.nordstrom.com
Catt White Leather Sneakers, $168, lintervalleshoes.com