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The 5 Types of Sneakers Dominating 2019

The 5 Types of Sneakers Dominating 2019

Every time the seasons change, I look to runway shows, fashion week street style, and my favorite fashion girls to find the newest shoe trends for the next season. Then I embark on an online shopping journey to fill my (admittedly already overflowing) closet with the latest and greatest.

Every season, however, I run into the same challenge: I find myself drawn to new sneaker styles. I can’t help myself—living in New York City, I easily walk 10,000 steps every day and have suffered many a blister along the way. Consequently, I’ve learned to value comfort over everything, and there’s no shoe style that fits that bill like a good sneaker.

Not only that, but sneakers lend the perfect street style edge that I value in my personal style. Whether I’m pairing them with mom jeans or a summer dress, sneakers are the most versatile item in my … Read the rest

The It Girl–Approved Way to Wear Dresses With Sneakers

The It Girl–Approved Way to Wear Dresses With Sneakers

Considering the fact that there’s a handful of outfits that will always look good, you can build a completely foolproof wardrobe for the season if you really put your mind to it. However, if there’s one ensemble we had to pick as our favorite, it would be a dress with sneakers. Don’t get us wrong: We love a good skinny jean–and–ankle boot combination as much as any other outfit, but in case you want to switch things up a bit, this one really takes the cake.

Sporting a one-and-done piece like a dress is already simple enough, but the addition of a pair of sneakers will have you giving off that enviable cool-girl vibe in one easy step. Whether you’re headed to drinks with friends or are jetting out of the house to run errands, we’re here to show you why dresses with sneakers are the outfit formula you … Read the rest

It's Over: 7 Sneaker Trends We're Splitting Up With

It's Over: 7 Sneaker Trends We're Splitting Up With

Welcome to 2019, where bags are getting tinier, sandals are becoming strappier, and sneakers are being worn with anything and everything. We’re taking full advantage of the fact that we can wear sneakers in 90% of situations these days, and we want to ensure we’re wearing the most stylish options possible. Curious which formerly popular sneaker styles you should ditch to upgrade your wardrobe? I asked Who What Wear editors to name the sneaker trends they’re breaking up with this summer (and which trends you can find them wearing instead). We’re putting the debate over trends like like “dad” sneakers and platforms to rest once and for all. Ahead, see which sneaker trends we’re naming as in and out and shop each one we’re here for.

Breaking up with: Sneakerdrilles. Wearing instead: Classic white sneakers. “Sneakerdrilles (aka simple white sneakers with a woven espadrille-like sole) are a trend
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These New Sneakers Are Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles (and They're So Cute)

These New Sneakers Are Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles (and They're So Cute)

Trying to live a more sustainable and fashionable lifestyle? Then you’ve come to the right place, and yes, the two can coexist beautifully. I recently went on a mini adventure to Boston, Massachusetts, to visit the Converse headquarters where the brand was cooking up something particularly exciting—its first collection of sustainable sneakers, Converse Renew. The intention behind this new initiative was to really push the creative limits of the process Converse uses to make its shoes. Instead of using new materials for every pair, this collection uses existing ones.

By the end of the year, there will be more versions released in the collection (including a denim version I can hardly wait for), but for now, we’re focusing on the first drop of sneakers, which are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. So how exactly does that work? Well, first, Converse works with First Mile to collect, recycle, and … Read the rest

These Are the Best Sneakers for Wide Feet, According to a Podiatrist

These Are the Best Sneakers for Wide Feet, According to a Podiatrist

It’s an age-old tale: You see a pair of shoes you absolutely love and insist on buying them, even though the fit isn’t perfect, reasoning to yourself that you’ll be able to wear them in. Unfortunately, according to podiatrist Jacqueline Sutera, DPM, a Vionic Innovation Lab member, this shoe-shopping philosophy is an absolute no-no, especially when you’ve got a wider foot.

“From the moment you try them on in the store, the shoes should fit comfortably and feel just right,” Sutera explains. “If they’re tight, try the next width up or a different style. Breaking shoes in damages feet in the process.” Luckily, finding sneakers that comfortably fit a wide foot isn’t that hard. According to Sutera, styles with adjustable straps and a more rounded or square-shaped toe box tend to better suit a wide foot. Many brands also allow shoppers to pick their preferred width (e.g., M … Read the rest

The Only 5 Sneaker Trends That Matter in 2019

The Only 5 Sneaker Trends That Matter in 2019

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 2019, there are really only five sneaker trends that made the … Read the rest

Fresh Ways to Style the Iconic Sneakers That Have Been Around Since the '60s

Fresh Ways to Style the Iconic Sneakers That Have Been Around Since the '60s

ICYMI, sneaker trends have been coming in fast and furious as of late, from chunky-soled “dad” shoes to throwback styles. But there’s one iconic sneaker style in particular that’s proven to be a mainstay among the fashion crowd: Vans. I say iconic because the sneakers emerged in Southern California in 1966 and were quickly adopted by Venice Beach’s skateboarding scene thanks to their flat, sticky soles (ideal shoes for skating!). I’m a big fan of these sneakers: I own a pair of low-tops and high-tops I wear at least once a week, so naturally I’m always on the hunt for brand-new ways to style them. Ahead, see how to wear Vans in fresh new ways for 2018, and then shop the chicest styles.

A simple tank dress and the Old Skool Vans makes for an ideal summer outfit.

Fashion girls love dressing down their pretty essentials with classic checkerboard
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10 No-Frills Sneaker Outfit Ideas That Are Still Super Stylish

10 No-Frills Sneaker Outfit Ideas That Are Still Super Stylish

Listen, heels are great and all, but sometimes our foot arches just need to kick back and relax. That’s why the rise in sneaker popularity is a glorious, warmly welcomed occurrence. Not only are there tons of different silhouettes, colorways, and miscellaneous bells and whistles that come with choosing a pair of kicks, they also happen to style well with everything from a T-shirt and jeans all the way to a floral midi dress. In other words, they’re crazy versatile, and this summer you should be stocking up on outfit ideas that involve your favorite pair of sneakers.

On that note and in the spirit of effortlessness, we rounded up 10 no-frills looks that still feel delightfully polished and stylish. Many of these only involve a couple of pieces, so you can put them together in 30 seconds or less. Scroll down to discover a new batch of outfits to … Read the rest

Women Over Age 40 Know These Are the Best Kinds of Sneakers

Women Over Age 40 Know These Are the Best Kinds of Sneakers

By the time you reach your 40s, you’ve most likely checked off a few boxes. First, you’ve honed in on your personal style and taste. Next, you know which pieces and trends you like and which ones you don’t. Finally, you fully grasp the importance of feeling comfortable—after all, comfort equals confidence, right? With that in mind, it’s only fitting that for many women over 40, sneakers remain a mainstay in their wardrobes. 

Thankfully, in the last five or so years, we’ve seen a huge spike in the sneakers trend. Cult classics like Converse, Adidas, Nike, and so on have resurfaced in addition to to indie labels with cool silhouettes (Veja, Feit, Common Projects) popping up. There are even designer iterations—who would’ve thought we’d see a Valentino or Balenciaga sneaker rise in popularity the way they have? In other words, there are a boatload of options to choose … Read the rest

The Stylish Sneakers NY Girls Are Wearing Right Now

The Stylish Sneakers NY Girls Are Wearing Right Now

If there’s one thing New York City girls have mastered, it’s dressing for their environment. Everything from unpredictable weather to crazy commutes to not-so-clean sidewalks has required Manhattan’s most stylish dwellers to think out of the box when it comes to getting dressed (and looking great as a result). Specifically, as it pertains to footwear, sneakers have long been a go-to option. Not only are they the most comfortable way to get from point A to point B every day, but there also happens to be a slew of options on the market, which makes slipping into trainers in place of stilettos a no-brainer.

Recently, some of NYC’s most inspiring women have been illustrating the effectiveness of the comfortable footwear. To encourage a little arch support and some summer shopping, we rounded up 10 sneakers we spotted on the streets and included each in case you need a new pair … Read the rest