With party season all but cancelled, it’s unlikely we’ll be needing sparkly stilettos or velvet loafers anytime soon.
So, rather than splurge on party-ready shoes, why not bring a bounce out the house with some walk-friendly trainers? And these are the TOP THREE sneaker styles to invest in now.
- The high-top is back for winter, with Nike’s Blazer style (£89.99, office.co.uk) emerging as a fashion girl fave. Pair with leather trousers and slouchy jumpers or satin midis. For puddle elevation, go for Converse’s chunky platform-soled Run Star Hikes(£90, converse.com). Elsewhere high-top basketball shoes are a slam-dunk, with fashion search platform Lyst confirming the top three hottest trainers of the year to all be high-top Air Jordan styles.
- If there was one smash-hit sneaker of 2020, it would have to be New Balance. The grey 990v5 has been worn by everyone from Kaia Gerber and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to Leonardo DiCaprio and Timothée Chalamet, while the New Balance 992 style sold out within one week of being stocked on MatchesFashion, “and the 991 style has been very popular too. (£140, newbalance.co.uk).
- It’s goodbye to Nineties energy Fila and Nike Air Force 1, and in with a Seventies and Eighties revival. For her collaboration with Adidas Originals, released last Friday, menswear designer Grace Wales Bonner took inspiration from Bob Marley and Seventies Jamaican dancehall to create a super-retro men’s and women’s sportswear collection, of which the rust, green and brown-toned trainers are major highlights (from £130, matchesfashion.com). Purists should look to Lacoste’s white-out Ascenta and Contest styles (£100 and £80, lacoste.com), inspired by the brand’s Eighties archive, while neon enthusiasts might check out Puma’s Eighties-inspired Future Riders (£75, puma.com).