In the 1950s, James Dean hopped into pop culture with sneakers in the movie ‘Rebel Without a Cause’. Since then youngsters have admired, emulated, even vied, the style of the stars – and let me tell you that even the stars like to be comfortable.
When comfort and performance is high on the quota, sneakers are your best friend. Sneaker trends are dictated by functionality, appearance, and let’s not kid ourselves, by who wears what. So let’s educate ourselves on the trends that the fashion gods have prophesied will reign this 2019. Here’s our sneak peek into the sneaker world, so that you can be on top of the trends, avoid being blinded by ridiculous fads, and buying stuff like this ugly duckling.
Sneaker Trends of 2019:
A glint in the eye while crossing the road. A sparkle under the UV light of the dance club. The crowd cheers and the spotlight is on you. Metallic tops and sneakers with shiny, glossy finishes are back. You wanna be loud, we got you. Rather, you get yourself if you buy a pair of these.
The Roger Vivier Sneaky Viv Crystal Embellished Two Tone Satin Slip On Sneakers are expensive, but are as royal as sneakers can get.
Pair your metallic sneakers with a dress, or a co-ord set and rock it like Rihanna. Or team it up with the classic tee and jeans combo, and stock up on your street funk quotient.
Who doesn’t love comfy flats with the cushion comfort of sneakers to back it up? Flatforms are sneakers with a bit of elevation— heeled sneakers if you may — but without the discomfort of pencil-heels, pumps, and wedges. Celebs dig flatform sneakers and Lord knows they need it for all their sky-high heels must be a pain in the buttocks. Step out with the casual and comfy Converse and Adidas collection of flatform sneakers and look effortlessly classy everyday. These look great under dresses and skirts, and even with shorts and leggings.
HIKING BOOT FUSION
This is for the ones looking for some utility along with being trendy in the sneaker game. Travellers and hikers can up their fashion game as designers are combining high fashion with strength and durability in their sneakers. Since everyone is smitten with wanderlust nowadays, the hiking boot fusion sneakers is a trend that’s staying this year. The Reebok x Pyer Moss Fusion Sneaker is the bad boy in the hood and is making us all go wild. (right) The Direction Chunky Sneakers by ASOS Design has an elegant beige look with the rustic durability of a hiking boot and is another must-try in the market. (left) Further, even Adidas has jumped on the bandwagon with its Ultraboost range for hiking — a rough and tough masterpiece with the sweet goodness of the sportswear giant’s trademark Boost midsole.
NOD TO THE NUDE AND SUGAR SWEET SHADES
Nudes and pastel shades are a whole mood in the fashion world and it hasn’t spared the sneaker industry. Numerous celebs have been spotted wearing pastel shades of sneakers, like Emily Ratjakowski and Gigi Hadid. Rose gold and dusty pink seem to be the heartthrobs this season.
Who’s back? That’s right, our childhood. Sneakers without the hassle of tying and untying is just a blessing to mankind and truly saves us a lot of effort. High-end label Fendi has released a model with the iconic logo on the kid-like Velcro detail and it looks fabulous. The balance of a luxury brand with something like Velcro is commendable and something to definitely splurge on this year. Nike has come up with the Air Force 1 Utility Pique Smooth Textured Leather Sneakers — a long name for the utmost comfort in the game.
There! Now you are armed with all you need to know about sneaker speak in 2019. Make your decision wisely and splurge freely.