Sneaker trends are ever-changing and seem to differ dramatically from year to year. Just think back to the evolution of sneakers from the “dad” shoes, super-chunky styles, and platform silhouettes that have defined trends in the past few seasons. It’s still early in 2020, but there are already some clear frontrunners that are already being adopted by celebrities and fashion insiders alike.
Instagram and the street style scene are good places to spot a number of sneaker trends that are winning so far this year. From retro styles that have been reinvented for the moment to the colors that will define the year ahead to the styling tricks we’re seeing among the style set and more, ahead discover the sneaker trends to know about right now and shop our edit for the upcoming year.
Throwback sneakers are huge right now. From the New Balance 990 silhouette, which first came out in 1982, to the Reebok Club C, which was originally released in 1985, retro reissues are destined to be one of the year’s biggest trends.
While running shoes are often reserved for the gym, they’re now being incorporated into outfits as a style statement. Sporty, functional styles from brands like Nike and Asics are everywhere at the moment. And the coolest way to wear them? Styled with sweatpants and tube socks.
Next, read about the biggest swimsuit trends for 2020.