21 Cool Sneakers That the Fashion Crowd Will Be Wearing ASAP

Lauren Caruso
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As far as winter footwear goes, it’s usually a tired rotation of black booties, another pair of black booties, a particularly awful pair of snow boots that clash with everything you wear but get the job done, and maybe a loafer for those few days the temps trickle up into the 40s. Sure, there’s nothing wrong with that, per se, but it’s boring AF. We’re not about to suggest you throw out your fail-safe pair of ankle boots in exchange for sledging through the snow in heels, but we have another suggestion: sneakers. Yes, sneakers in the winter. No, we’re not crazy.

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I took a quick office poll and soon realized I’m in the small camp of folks who don’t retire their sneakers to the back of the closet once winter comes, mostly because socks exist. And with ankle socks gaining in popularity, there’s no excuse not to add them to your rotation. Besides, if the athleisure movement taught you anything, it’s that sneakers are universally appropriate, for the most part. (Maybe don’t wear them to an interview, unless it’s part of An Outfit.) To prove our point, we rounded up 21 cool sneakers—a two-toned pair that was made for minimalists, the new iteration of the throwback all-white sneaker, and a black pair with metal accents that will be everywhere during Fashion Week. Our favorites, ahead.

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They New York Two-Tone Low in Blush, $359; at They New York


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Fila Women’s Memory Fresh Start Sneaker, $59.99; at Fila


Vans SK8-Hi Slim in Zephyr, $65; at Need Supply


Photo: Need Supply

Woman by Common Projects Track Shoe, $495; at The Dreslyn


Photo: The Dreslyn

Veja Esplar in Oxford Grey Pierre, $120; at Need Supply


Photo: Need Supply

Saucony Shadow Original in Suede, $80; at Saucony


Photo: Saucony

DKNY Brayden Patent D-Ring Court Sneaker, $228; at DKNY


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Le Coq Sportif Navy Floral Sneakers, $181; at ASOS


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Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars in Metallic, $49.99; at Kohl’s


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Zespa Perforated Sneaker, $367.50; at Club Monaco


Photo: Club Monaco

Adidas Women’s Tubular Defiant Shoes, $77; at Adidas


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Masion Des Talons Sam Skate, $445; at Garmentory


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Nike Air Max Thea Se, $115; at Nike


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Nike Womens Lunarcharge Premium in Iced Lilac, $140; at Kith


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Raf Simons x Adidas Stan Smith, $249; at Opening Ceremony


Photo: Opening Ceremony

Reebok Classic Renaissance Sneakers, $59.97; at Reebok

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Saint Laurent White Court Classic Sneakers, $595; at SSENSE



Superga 2750 Cotu Metallic Sneakers, $79; at Shopbop


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Mossimo Lunea Canvas Sneakers, $16.99; at Target


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Asics Tiger Alliance Sneaker in Burgundy, $130; at Asics


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Tretorn Nylite Bold III Perforated Platform Sneakers, $95; at Shopbop


Photo: Shopbop

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