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In April 2021, Emerald Fennell and Chloe Zhao picked up their respective Oscars wearing stunning couture clothes from fashion houses Gucci and Hermès – and comfortable and stylish pairs of sneakers under their gorgeous dresses.
It marked a radical change in fashion expectations – these two women, at the top of their respective fields, were the perfect illustration that being beautiful doesn’t mean being uncomfortable. While sneakers can be worn as an Oscar party outfit, they can be worn as a fashion just about anywhere.
Once ridiculed for being too practical to look good, modern fashion sneakers range from sleek to sophisticated, fun to sexy. All of this, and you can elevate your outfit without having to worry about breaking your bones.
Here are some of the coolest women’s sneakers and flats for spring / summer 2021.
Veja V-12 Sneakers Extra White Babe
The oh-so-cool Brazilian shoe brand Veja (it means ‘to watch’ in Brazilian Portuguese) has the right to be the most ethical shoe brand in the world.
The extra white baby is made of ethically sourced leather, looks great, and is soft and fluffy.
Materials: Upper: Leather Lining: Textile Sole: Rubber Closure: Lace up
Chunky Agnes Moccasins
These fair If you will excuse the pun, what looks like a hint of a heel is actually just a very chunky sole, giving you a little more swagger, but no discomfort.
Made from high shine lux leather, this is a classic penny loafer that will look fabulous with midi or maxi dresses. Please note: they are slightly narrow.
Chrome-free aldehyde tanned leather upper and lining.
Converse All Star Lift Hi Sneakers Leopard Driftwood Light Fawn Egret
The leopard print is a neutral. Converse high top shoes never go out of style. Pair the two and you’ve got sneakers you can wear with anything, anywhere, anytime.
Materials: Upper: Canvas, Lining: Textile, Sole: Rubber, Fixation: Lace up
Campers Courb Trainers Natural White
Every wardrobe needs a pair of eternally cool white sneakers. Campers are reliable and classically cool. White natural leather upper, embossed logo tongue, round toe, perforated side details and lace up closure.
Materials: leather upper, rubber sole.
KURT GEIGER LONDON LANE STRIPE
There’s nothing we don’t like about these Kurt Geiger sneakers, with their resplendent ice-white leather contrasting with the metallic rainbow stripes.
Material: Leather Lining: Fabric Sole: Rubber
AUTHENTIC SHOES VANS X OPENING CEREMONY
Vans are still popular as low-key, cool streetwear. Their latest offering is a graphically bold collaboration with current fashion label Opening Ceremony.
Canvas uppers adorned with leopard and checkerboard prints, this classic low top shoe also features Vans signature waffle rubber outsoles.
adidas Originals Glenbuck Gray Trainers
Adidas’ iconic three-stripe design never goes out of style, and this pink / blue / white colourway is striking without being obnoxious.
Upper: 50% Real Leather, 50% Textile. Lining: 100% textile. Sole: 100% other materials.
Bryce black leather sneakers
An effortlessly cool sneaker from the reigning queen of French bohemian chic, Isabel Marant.
Suede front panel, branded white leather heel panel, perforated sides, rubber sole, round toe
Rhea Trainers – Navy / Leopard
We’ve already mentioned that the leopard print is neutral, which means these sexy Boden sneakers can be paired with just about anything. We love luxury, soft leather, multi-tone, and old-fashioned laces.
Textile, leather and suede upper. Leather and textile lining.
Leyton canvas trainers
These metallic pink canvas trainers will spice up any outfit: cute as a pop of color with jeans, or a delicious accent color with a flowing midi dress.
Upper: 100% textile. Lining: 100% textile. Sole: 100% Rubber.
New Balance Stone Wash
Any runner knows that New Balance makes some of the best running shoes on the market. These have the added bonus of being delightfully pretty, with their dark pink pattern. Perfect for the power clash with a floral dress.
Canvas upper, rubber outsole.
Leelu canvas upper, rubber outsole
These mid-rise zip-up trainers are brilliantly durable. They’re perfect for that ’90s’ white sneakers with blue jeans’ look that Seinfeld perfected – and which is now back in fashion.
Upper: 77% Leather – 23% Synthetic, Lining: 71% Textile – 29% Synthetic.
Skechers X JGoldcrown: Street trax – Heart rope
Bright, bright colors are all the rage for spring this year (we’re all looking for reasons to party). Internationally renowned muralist James Goldcrown brought the volume of color with his new design for Skechers. Added benefit – since these are Skechers, you know these sneakers will be durable and comfortable.
Canvas upper with textured toe, Vulcanized herringbone raised platform midsole, Flexible traction rubber outsole
Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2
Good running coaches have a nasty habit of looking… less than impressive. That’s not the case with the ever-popular Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2, which looks chic enough for everyday wear, but works brilliantly when you run. They’re breathable, provide great support, and cushion your foot as you run.
You can even customize the look if you want.
Cairuma Yellow Canvas
Want to look cute while being eco-conscious? These sunny yellow canvas sneakers tick both. With 100% vegan soles made from organic mamona oil and cork, it ensures optimal comfort and fit, without harming the animals.
Upper: Cotton canvas. Lining: Cotton canvas. Sole: 100% non-slip rubber. Insole: Mamona oil bio based with cork insert
Saint Laurent Court star-appliquéd leather trainers
As if you needed more proof, sneakers can be a fashion statement – we bring you these stunning Saint Laurent leather numbers.
Silver star application, designer stamp in relief on the tongue, black designer stamped leather heel panel, cream textured rubber sole, round toe
Brogue Strike Rose Gold by Rogue Matilda
Yes, they’re technically brogues, not sneakers. But we couldn’t resist including our pair of our favorites Rogue Matilda, which makes some of the most wearable and striking flats on the market. Lush. Metallic leather upper, leather stripe, neolite, rubber blend sole, beige calfskin lining.
Kate Spade keswick sneakers in pique flower jacquard
These jacquard sneakers from Kate Spade are ideal for those who like a touch of heirloom in their style.
Material: Leather Lining: Fabric Sole: Rubber
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This notice was published: 2021-07-12 19:59:55