The Only 5 Sneaker Trends That Matter in 2020

Aleksija Vujicic
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If you peered into my tiny New York closet, you would see it absolutely overflowing with pairs and pairs of shoes. In fact, they are spilling all over the floor, under my bed, and near the front door. New York real estate is not friendly to fashion girls. You might notice, however, that there are few styles I collect as numerously as I do sneakers. I'm a big believer in practicality, and the reality is that not only do sneakers go with just about everything, but they will get you from point A to point B with the least amount of blisters—something my podiatrist is very thankful for.

Whether you're wearing a sundress, slouchy jeans, or a midi skirt, there is a sneaker style begging to enhance your outfit. The good news for my closet is that in 2020, there are really only five sneaker trends that made the cut. Before you even ask, yes, dad sneakers are still one of them and, yes, I'm totally on board that trend train. The other four might surprise you, however, so keep reading to find out what shoe fits your fancy.

1. All-White

Easily paired with dresses and jeans alike, white sneakers are the go-to easy shoe of the summer.

Veja Esplar Sneaker ($120)

Nike Air Force 1 Sneaker ($90)

Superga 2843 Clubs Sneakers ($99)

Common Projects Tournament Low Super Sneakers ($295)

2. Platform

Platforms are the perfect way to upgrade any shoe. They give you a little height without the instability of a typical heel.

Superga Platform Espadrille ($85)

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Platform Ctas ($75)

Vince Windell Sneakers ($110)

Mm6 Maison Margiela Platform Sneakers ($495)

3. '80s Redux

Seen on influencers and supermodels alike, there is no denying that colorful athletic sneakers are trending in a big way—just check Kendall Jenner's Instagram.

Puma Future Rider Play on Sneakers ($80)

Onitsuka Tiger Rebilac Runner Sneakers ($120)

Nike Daybreak Sneakers ($90)

Adidas Supercourt Sneaker ($90)

4. "Dad" Sneakers

Like it or not, "dad" sneakers are here to stay. As a personal fan, I pair them with baggy jeans as well as midi skirts when I'm looking to add a sporty flair.

New Balance 990 V5 Sneaker ($175)

Balenciaga Track Logo-Detailed Mesh and Rubber Sneakers ($975)

Hoka One One Bondi 7 Sneaker ($150)

Topshop Cancun Sneaker ($60)

Fila Trigate Chunky Sneaker ($80)

5. Sneaker Boots

Often credited to Kanye West for making them cool again, sneaker boots have been seen on everyone from the Kardashians to Cardi B.

Stella McCartney Low Chunky Sneaker Boots ($232.5)

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Lugged Hi Sneakers ($70)

Givenchy Clapham Perforated Logo Sneaker Boot ($795)

Palladium Pampa Hi Originale Boot ($75)

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This story was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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