It’s not news that sneakers are having the heyday of a lifetime as part of the rampant pop culture ’90s revival. Which, BTW, is great for those of us with two left feet who fall over ourselves like a newborn fawn at first sight of a pair of stilettos. Sneakers are comfortable, cool, and 100% on-trend. Also, they’re totally back-to-school ready, so we’ve rounded up all the best kicks for your return to class after a deserved summer break.
Printed sneakers for your back-to-school debut.
Sneakers have been colorblocking gold for a few seasons now, but you can ALSO use them for all your mixed print outfit assembling needs! Go ladylike chic with these no-lace printed kicks from Keds ($44.99) or these Liberty-printed Nike ($80.00) Lady Cortez sneakers. Infuse some fashion into your workout with these pastel polka-dotted Nike ($132.56) Free Trainers or show of your wild side with a pair of leopard-print SuperGa ($72.91) plimsolls.
Sneaker wedges for your back-to-school debut.
Photo: Urban Outfitters/ASOS
Sneaker wedges are a great way to blend streetwear with the gam-glorifying science of heels, which is why they are BLOWN UP as this spring, summer and subsequent fall’s “It” shoe. Cop a girly pink sueded pair at Urban Outfitters ($250.00) or these more true-to-sport Nike wedges also from Urban Outfitters ($120.00). OR throw all caution to the wind with these black and metallic gold kicks from ASOS ($74.57).
Flatform sneakers for your back-to-school debut.
Photo: ASOS/Nasty Gal
Somewhere between sneaker wedges and the regular one-level kicks lives the realm of the flatform sneaker. The style is still pretty new, but it’s definitely on the up-and-up, so early-adopting fashionistas take note. This is the steez of the future! SuperGa and House of Holland teamed up for this adorable lilac collab shoe that we found at ASOS ($92.79). Or you can go a littel tropical with this hi-top pair we spied at Nasty Gal ($68.00). OR mix intergalactic with floral with this neon upper, black sole pair, also found at Nasty Gal($65.00). Happy shopping!