The 5 Sneaker Trends That Matter in 2020

Roll out the red carpet because Sneakers are making a comeback. This year is taking us back to the profound love we have for streetwear. Athleisure continues one of the best sneaker trends 2020 and the humble sneaker has made a fantastic turnaround from gym floors and onto the ramp. While you might not be walking the ramp (just yet) a fresh pair of shoes adds that much-needed fashion punch to your everyday activities. 

These styles work year-round as the evolution of the chunk-look is as right as rain. Not a fan of those maximalist trainers? Well, if your dad’s sneakers are still around then consider yourself lucky because this summer is taking us back to the PAST. With a massive influx of Sneakers in prominent street fashion,  people are experimenting more in shapes and colours. Like science, fashion requires experimentation to reach a result. It is time to be fearless and experimental, y’all!

While going back to Uni, if you’re looking to infuse a pair of smart sneakers to your lineup, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with these S/S 2020 trends. Break them in and around the neighbourhood and (wishful thinking) sport them out-and-about soon. Behold, the 5 sneaker trends for 2020.

1. The Stakes are high

Careful with that sole Eugene, it is contagious. Yes, the platform sneaker is a serial attention grabber. Join in as the world downloads an update of this beloved trend with unique soles. This silhouette works like a charm for those who aren’t fond of those skinny heels and yet want to add that extra height. You’re going to see this 2020 sneaker trend everywhere. Also, platforms are much easier to walk in than those fancy heels. We can already hear those ankles thanking us!

Vans Comfy Cush

2. Flying colours

We may be undecided, but never are we biased to any colour. We love them all and that’s what 2020 street style is about. The White sneakers trend is still a thing but colour is playing a big part this season. There is no sneaker too colourful to sport on campus. From London to Melbourne, 2020 is when street style will be on fire with statement sneakers. Amp up any ensemble with a pair of maximalist sneakers, and watch the compliments pour in all year long. For starters do you remember those sunset hues everyone was going gaga about during fashion season? We’re sure to see the same for footwear in 2020.

Image Credits: Asos

Adidas Originals ZX 420 Multi-Coloured Sneaker

3. We have a Dad Sneakers issue

After several sleepless nights, we’ve decided that we love dad sneakers 3000 times. It’s time to accept that dad sneakers are here to stay. This chunky sneakers trend has created an entire fan base with many different remixed iterations over the years. A classic silhouette with those big chunky sneakers makes for a perfect match with sleek and structured basics. Brands are taking dad sneakers to elevated edgy colours with a massive variety including pastels to leopard print shoes. Have you found your dad kicks for 2020 yet?

Image Credits: Adidas UK

Adidas Ozweego Sneakers 

4. The Super Collabs

From Kanye West to Stan Smith, don’t we just love when two creative houses come together to create a mastermind piece? Streetwear labels teaming up with luxury brands are giving us the best sneaker collaborations of all time. The capsule collection from a resulting collaboration between Dior and Air Jordan has got us flabbergasted, to say the least. Onitsuka Tiger x Valentino has enhanced the importance of the power of colour in street fashion. Worn by the likes of the Beastie Boys, the 1969 Adidas Superstar sneaker is getting an Italian spinoff with Prada. The result – 700 limited edition shoes. These collabs have our heart and hopefully our pockets too. 

Image Credits: Onitsuka Tiger

Onitsuka Tiger X Valentino

5. Oh my god! We are so retro

Suede and canvas are making a comeback? Shut up and take my money. We miss those 70s designer logos, loose T-shirts, bell-bottom jeans and vibrant colourways. Well, what goes around comes around and everything old is new again. Childhood nostalgia will reappear with velcro shoes and cartoon prints. Accompanied by modern silhouettes and retro designer logos, 2020 is bringing back high-top style kicks. Yes, the streets will never forget how every kid rocked Chuck Taylors. 

Image Credits: Converse

Midnight studios X Converse

Quit keepin’ up with the Kardashians already. It’s time to keep up with 2020 sneaker trends 2020. Add a comment and let us know what you think about these trends. Check out our Instagram handle for things too hot to handle.

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