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The high-fashion sneaker can no longer be referred to as just a trend. Given their near five-year tenure on some of the largest fashion houses’ runways, sneakers have long outlived a typical fleeting trend’s shelf life. With spring fast approaching and summer soon to follow, we’ve rounded up 25 of the best fashion sneakers that you should invest in now.
These leather black on black low-top sneakers are the perfect pair for any great streetwear look. As part of Farfetch’s Positively Conscious program, you can rest assured that they are a responsible purchase, too.
To buy: $365, farfetch.com
Why have plain white fashion sneakers when you could have these? Green pops of color and a gold-tone DIOR-ID draw the eye while a textured rubber insert conceals the laces for an ultra sleek look.
To buy: $1,150, dior.com and in select Dior boutiques nationwide, 1-800-929-DIOR
All black fashion sneakers are a style staple everyone should own. These Alexander McQueen shoes provide an extra lift thanks to exaggerated rubber soles while their reinforced toe strengthens any look.
To buy: $650, net-a-porter.com
This Nike VaporMax meets Nike Waffle Racer meets Sacai amalgamation is going fast as excitement builds up to Sacai’s next highly anticipated collaboration with Jean Paul Gaultier. A signature part of this Nike x Sacai design is the two Swooshes that live on the mesh panels featured on each side of the shoe.
To buy: $465, farfetch.com
This braided raffia sneaker in blue and beige is one of the most upscale of all the women’s fashion sneakers. Intricately designed to look as luxurious as they feel, they will be a lasting addition to your wardrobe.
To buy: $1,525, select chanel stores
Having made its first appearance on the runway in January 2017 under the watchful eye of Demna Gvasalia, Balenciaga’s Triple S sneaker is often credited with changing the course of luxury fashion sneakers with its oversized streetwear feel. The latest version features a clear sole with mesh paneling and logo-embroidered leather.
To buy: $1,090, net-a-porter.com
Another one of Balenciaga’s instantly game-changing designs, the Speed Trainer (also commonly called “the sock shoe”) first debuted in 2016. This 3.0 version comes equipped with a ribbed-knit sock construction perfect for pairing with a cropped pant.
To buy: $895, modaoperandi.com
Fashionable slip-on sneakers are a must for spring and summer, but these are one of the most desirable pairs. This Gucci Tennis 1977 features the brand’s iconic monogram canvas and is designed to live beyond just one season.
To buy: $580, gucci.com
The Italian high-fashion sneakers brand, Golden Goose, has been crafting some of the most coveted kicks for more than 20 years. With each shoe being handmade, their designs feel immediately personal, collectible, and vintage.
To buy: $560, modaoperandi.com
These shoes are unlike any other white fashion sneakers you’ve ever seen. This is Prada’s second iteration of this style, and they feature three-dimensional rubber elements and a rubber sole with AIR cushion technology.
To buy: $950, prada.com
After acquiring Stadium Goods—the world’s premier marketplace for authentic sneakers and streetwear—in 2018, Farfetch’s offering of men’s and women’s fashion sneakers got a serious boost. Any true sneakerhead will know that the Air Jordan 1s have been one of the most sought after sneakers, and this Retro High OG Chicago edition is in pristine condition.
To buy: $3,090, farfetch.com
Originally released in 2015, the six-year-old Yeezy shoe is still one of the most sought after on the market. The debut colorway seen on this Yeezy Boost 350–dubbed “Turtledove”—was the first to set the pace for a whole new world of sneakers all together.
To buy: $2,080, farfetch.com
A collection of women’s fashion sneakers is never complete without a metallic pair. This Hermès calfskin shoe with a thick rubber sole is a perfect option if you want in on this heavy metal look while maintaining a polished presence.
To buy: $900, hermes.com
Known for his legendary sneakers best identified by his signature Zip Tie tag, Virgil Abloh’s latest version for Off-White are perfect for styling up any outfit. With multiple colors, fabrics, and layers, this textured sneaker adds intrigue to every look it is paired with.
To buy: $780, farfetch.com
This sneaker stands out from the rest thanks to contrast stitching and it’s chunky platform rubber sole. It’s a welcome twist on the classic white sneaker for summer.
To buy: $204, farfetch.com
Dolce & Gabbana
White fashion sneakers are a spring/summer style necessity, but these Dolce & Gabbana hand-painted calfskin leather nappa shoes take an otherwise wardrobe basic to the next level. File this one under a true work of wearable art.
To buy: $945, dolcegabbana.com
It’s hard to talk about sneakers and not bring up the NBA. These Louis Vuitton fashionable slip-on sneakers are part of the brand’s collaboration with the NBA and feature it’s iconic logo.
To buy: $885, louisvuitton.com
Lightweight white fashion sneakers with a sporty edge will keep well in your wardrobe in the years to come. Try this option in techno taffeta and suede from Brunello Cucinelli for a textured take on this season’s sneaker trend.
To buy: $695, brunellocucinelli.com
Reach great heights with a thick-soled flatform sneaker. This one is made out of a microperforated fabric and displays the easily identifiable diagonal FF motif.
To buy: $790, fendi.com
Tennis shoes make for some of the best streamlined men’s fashion sneakers. This one by Salvatore Ferragamo comes with a braided Gancini pattern, making it suitable for any occasion.
To buy: $750, ferragamo.com
With so many different styles of trainers out there, it’s hard to figure out which one is best for you. If you’re looking for a very luxurious option, this sneaker by Stefano Ricci is your best choice. Made with calfskin leather, matted crocodile, and soft touch rubber decorative hardware, it is the fully loaded sneaker you’ve been looking for.
To buy: $2,800, stefanoricci.com
Bruno Sialelli’s newest trainer for Lanvin gives off a ‘90s vibe, an era when chunky low-tops with round toes were a whole scene. This pair is made out of nappa calfskin leather, suede and mesh and features double waxed and herringbone laces.
To buy: $890, lanvin.com
Sneaker collaborations between footwear brands like Reebok and high-end designers like Maison Margiela are still going very strong. This classic leather Tabi style reinterprets one of Reebok’s best known shoes by combining it with the iconic Maison Margiela split toe.
To buy: $300, maisonmargiela.com
Ross & Snow
This handcrafted in Italy retro basketball shoe is perfect for the court or the office (be it IRL or at-home). Striking lime green on black and metallic accents give these men’s fashion sneakers the pop of color any outfit can benefit from.
To buy: $395, ross-snow.com