As we enter 2021, the athleisure trend shows no signs of slowing. What better what to update your sporty wardrobe than with a trendy new pair of sneakers for women? These five hot choices for the new year will have you runway-ready in seconds.
Chunky Retro Kicks
Going old school looks completely fresh when you pair your favorite leggings with gym-class-style throwback sneakers. Standout styles in this category include the Puma Rise x Charlotte Olympia Lace line and the Adidas Fountain lace-ups. The Fountain comes in your choice of traditional black and white, a feminine blush pink, or an of-the-moment white version with red and animal print accents. The Puma Rise, a collaboration with London-based designer Olympia, features metallic piping and a far-out curvy silhouette. For best results with this bold trend, pick a shoe that looks like something your dad wore in the early 90s.
Speaking of bold, some of our favorite women’s shoes this year feature contrasting pops of vibrant crayon colors. We peeped this cheery trend on several cool sneaker styles this year. The Diadora Rebound Ace sports a soft red and baby blue palette with paint-splash accents straight from the 90s. If you’re set on a pair of Puma sneakers, try the CELL Plasmic Lace-Up Sneakers which fit this trend with a bold Alert Yellow emblem stripe with blocks of aqua and neon pink. This trend is all about the contrast.
Sherpa has been the sweatshirt material of choice for a few seasons now, so it’s no surprise that sheepskin-inspired texture has popped up on sneakers for 2021. Check out the Toms Sunset Faux Shearling Slip-Ons, which pair a simple silhouette with a cozy pink shearling outer that epitomizes this trend. We also love the Keds Kickstart Hi Trx Brushed Denim Shearling High Top Sneakers. The denim upper of these sneaks has cushy real shearling accenting the heel, keeping your ankles warm in style until May days finally arrive.
We’ve been seeing neon footwear for a while now, and although brights are as hot as ever, we’re also seeing a new palette of calm, soothing neutrals for 2021. Go for classic gray or beige, or mix up the definition of neutrals with a muted sage or blush hue. Both Timberland and Hush Puppies have styles available in sophisticated taupe this season. Cool silvery gray is another inspired option, showing up styles available this season from Cole Haan, Skechers, Adidas, SOFFT and other favorite brands.
Give yourself a height boost with this exciting 2021 sneaker trend. You’ll find eye-popping platform styles this season from Puma and Keds, though we also spotted this look on the runways of high-fashion brands like Gucci, Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen. Balance this striking look with sleek lines for miles of grown-up style.
When you shop online for your new year sneaker refresh, affordable prices make it easy to stock your closet with each and every one of these styles on a budget. In fact, cool sneakers are an investment since this is one trend that shows no signs of slowing.