5 Summer 2015 Sneaker Trends to Try

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Who's excited about the current surge of sporty chic styles in the fashion world? I, for one, am beyond ecstatic. The sporty chic trend got its debut in the realm of men's fashion about three years ago when we started to see tailored suits paired with statement sneakers popping up among celebrities and the fashion-savvy crowd.

I thought it was a cool trend and instantly took a liking to it but somehow, women's fashion didn't catch up to it right away. We did see the introduction of colorful retro sneakers by mainstream brands like Nike and New Balance a couple of years ago … but it's not until recently that the fashion world has exploded with a plethora of choices when it comes to cool kicks.

Sleek Slip-Ons

These are the go-to kicks for virtually everyone, from young to old. The clean, minimalist design, along with the comfort factor, make them a versatile choice for a wide range of tastes.


Vans Perforated Black


Steve Madden Leopard Print


Steve Madden Rose Gold


Vans Snakeskin

Retro Classics

The throwback style takes us back to the glory days—but the updated colors and slight design tweaks make these classics a fun choice for those who love a bit of vintage vibe in their kicks.


New Balance 620


Nike Vintage Waffle

Converse Chuck Taylor Shoreline


Converse All-Star Hi-Top

Platforms & Wedges

That necessity is the mother of invention holds very true when it comes to these kicks: Someof us just "need" to add that extra length to our legs. Platform and wedge sneakers are the answer to heel lovers who want to get on the sneakers bandwagon.


Go Jane Platform Slip-ons


Superga Lace-Up Platform


Nike Athletic Wedge Hi-Tops


Aldo Haerani Fashion Wedge Hi-Tops

Cool Black and White

You can see these cool cats not only at the gym, but also on any woman on the go who's looking for comfort, agility, and style in her kicks. Black-and-white cross-trainers are being paired with everything from leggings to distressed jeans and even skirts.


Nike Free 5.0 TR


New Balance 711


Adidas Adipure 360.2


Skechers Sweet Spot

Funky Prints

Who said sneakers could only come in solid colors? Why not add a bit of color and fun to your kicks? If you want a conversation starter, take your pick from floral slip-ons to plaid high tops.


Forever 21 Floral Slip-Ons


Converse x Missoni All-Star "Ox" Chevron sneaker


Converse All Star Plaid


Nike Blazer Floral

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