Just as we love to get away with wearing leggings as trousers, sneakily wearing sneakers is one of our favorite sartorial pastimes, which is why we're constantly on the lookout for comfortable pairs that will help us do just that. While some brands skew more athletic, there are a number of others that have really mastered the art of designing sneakers that resemble dress shoes.
It's not just the style that makes it a dressy sneaker; the materials are also a huge factor. For example, leather, velvet, and suede instantly up the dressiness of a pair of sneakers, as do a minimal sole and treading. Among the brands fashion girls turn to when on the hunt for sneakers that resemble dress shoes are classics such as Puma and Keds, as well as brands that aren't known for doing just sneakers, like Gucci and Zara.
Ready to shop our picks? Read on to find out which 11 brands make the most stylish dressy sneakers.
Veja 3-Lock Sneakers ($135)
Velcro adds polish to plain white sneakers.
Veja V-10 Leather Sneakers ($150)
Meet the black leather sneakers you'll wear forever.
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Kenneth Cole New York Kam Sneakers ($119)
Chic and simple.
Kenneth Cole New York Kam Sneakers ($63)
You have to look closely to see that these are sneakers.
Keds x Kate Spade New York Kickstart Sneakers ($90)
The Keds you wore as a kid have gotten an upgrade.
Keds Crashback Leather Sneakers ($60)
Take our advice and wear these for your next travel day.
Common Projects Retro Low Shearling-Lined Suede Sneakers ($470)
Love a good shearling lining this time of year.
Common Projects Tournament Leather Sneakers ($415)
It's telling that the Net-a-Porter model wearing these is in a suit.
Golden Goose Superstar Low Top Sneaker ($495)
Sneakers like these are the reason Golden Goose has a cult following.
Golden Goose Superstar Sneakers ($560)
As you can see, they make sneakers for all seasons.
Puma Suede Classic Sneakers ($65)
You can't go wrong with a classic.
Puma Cali Sneakers ($80)
Platforms feel very fresh at the moment.
Gucci New Ace Sneakers ($650)
The definition of fashion sneakers.
Gucci Screener Low Top Sneaker ($750)
Retro sneakers are having a moment.
Adidas Originals Gazelle Suede and Leather Sneakers ($80)
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Adidas Originals Continental 80 Sneakers ($80)
We regularly spot celebs wearing this style.
M.Gemi The Sempre Sneakers ($178)
Love a gum sole.
M.Gemi The Sofia Shearling Sneakers ($248)
Your new winter travel sneakers, found.
Vince Warren Slip On Sneakers ($250)
This croc-embossed pair is very hard to resist.
Vince Marlon Leather Slip-On Sneakers ($250)
Not sure how these haven't sold out yet.
RAG & BONE
Rag & Bone Army Low Top Sneakers ($275)
I think we can all agree that these are ridiculously cool.
Rag & Bone RB Leather High-Top Sneakers ($275)
If you like ankle boots, you'll love these.
This story was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.
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