Over Your Stan Smith’s? Refresh Your Sneaker Game With These Instead

Mia Maguire
Over Your Stan Smith’s? Refresh Your Sneaker Game With These Instead
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I think it’s fair to make the argument that the revival of Adidas’ iconic Stan Smith sneakers a few years back revitalized the entire sneaker movement in women’s footwear that continues to endure with a vengeance. If you’re over them though, there are plenty of Stan Smith sneaker alternatives that aren’t just limited to the viral chunky dad sneaker style that I simply just can’t get behind. I’m personally a  huge fan of heritage styles like the iconic Nike Cortez made famous by Farrah Fawcett in the ’70s and ’90s-era O.G. Reeboks made popular by tennis players and well, senior citizens.

However, to be honest, I actually resisted giving into the “sneaker but make it fashion” trend for so, so long. Then, a couple of years ago, my former boss bought me a pair of classic Reebok sneakers as a Christmas gift (and also as a way to coerce me to get on board with the fad that he clearly felt I was missing out on.) While I was initially pretty reluctant (I kind of thought they looked like orthopedic shoes), they quickly became my go-to shoe — whether paired with floral dresses, jeans and a graphic tee or jumpsuits. They’re still my most-worn pair of shoes, and I actually just had to text him to find out the name of the shoe because I’ve worn the heck out them and really need a new pair.

So, I guess you can say I’m a bona fide convert that will never go back to my judgy ways. Now I’m certainly not advocating that you toss your Stan Smith’s out — they’re undoubtedly versatile and surprisingly flattering. Besides, I’ve never been one to deem something “out” or “in.” Who am I to judge? If you’re into something, wear the heck out of it with unabashed pride. But, if you’re looking to refresh your current sneaker lineup with a bit of nuance, here are some solid options that like the classic Adidas’ sneakers, go with just about anything, don’t look hideously bulky and are insanely comfortable.

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These colors have me swooning.

Over Your Stan Smith's? Refresh Your Sneaker Game With These Instead | STYLECASTER

They’re also 40% off right now (originally $75)!

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I am ~so~ here for a little animal print detail.

Over Your Stan Smith's? Refresh Your Sneaker Game With These Instead | STYLECASTER

The luxury sneaker of my dreams.

Over Your Stan Smith's? Refresh Your Sneaker Game With These Instead | STYLECASTER

This simple sneaker goes with just about anything.

Over Your Stan Smith's? Refresh Your Sneaker Game With These Instead | STYLECASTER

I own these, and let me tell you, they are so freaking comfortable.

Over Your Stan Smith's? Refresh Your Sneaker Game With These Instead | STYLECASTER

These retro colors are inspired by the ’80s. LOVE.

Over Your Stan Smith's? Refresh Your Sneaker Game With These Instead | STYLECASTER

These literally could not be any cuter.

Over Your Stan Smith's? Refresh Your Sneaker Game With These Instead | STYLECASTER

Over Your Stan Smith's? Refresh Your Sneaker Game With These Instead | STYLECASTER

An legendary classic with a modern update.

Over Your Stan Smith's? Refresh Your Sneaker Game With These Instead | STYLECASTER

For those who prefer a bit of a platform.

Over Your Stan Smith's? Refresh Your Sneaker Game With These Instead | STYLECASTER

This is the pair that I wear literally everyday that I’m not in the office.

Over Your Stan Smith's? Refresh Your Sneaker Game With These Instead | STYLECASTER

A cute sneaker-slide hybrid.

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