They say that with the right shoes, you can conquer the world. We reckon that with the right sneakers, you can conquer it in comfort and style. Whether you’re off to the gym for a quick workout, or off to dress your best on casual Fridays in the office, you can count on sneakers as an undisputed must-have staple in your wardrobe. Here, we’ve rounded up the top sneakers for women that you should cop for the year.
Vans Comfycush Ripstop Era Sneakers
Comfort is key, so slip right into these sneakers from Vans, which feature a soft, cushiony outsole and moisture-wicking lining materials for all-day comfort. Doesn’t matter if you’re not a Sk8er girl — these kicks are just what you need to zip around town comfortably and in style, plus they go perfectly with casual dresses as with jeans and a simple tee.
Human Made Suede Heart Shoes
MYR763.85/ ~USD182.56 (humanmade.jp)
Counting celebrities including Pharrell Williams and BTS’ J-Hope as fans, Japanese label Human Made is helmed by culture creator NIGO and has been quietly making waves amongst budding fashionistas and solid streetwear stalwarts alike for its range of casual, cool threads. The label recently released its range of Suede Heart Shoes, which feature the brand’s signature heart logo and polar bear print along the mid-sole. These sneakers fit right into our everyday wardrobe and we reckon they should belong in yours too.
Veja Condor Mesh Light Great Black Sneakers
MYR589 /~USD144.76 (veja-store.com)
Here’s a sneaker that delivers more than just style every time you pound the pavement (literally and figuratively) — it’s kind to the environment too. French footwear and accessories brand Veja has been touted as one of the most sustainable sneaker brands in the world, and this particular design is vegan-friendly, where it’s made out of materials such as recycled plastic bottles, recycled polyester and rice waste. Meghan Markle the Duchess of Sussex, actress Emma Watson and model Emily Ratajkowski are fans of the brand.
Nike Colourblock Metallic Air Force 1 ’07 Sneakers
No sneaker round-up is complete without a special mention of Nike’s Air Force 1s, and we’re particularly fond of this design’s refreshing colourway. Following Nike's recent buzz-worthy collaboration with South Korean rapper G-DRAGON, Air Force 1 continues to solidify its status as one of the most coveted sneaker designs in the footwear space. If there is one sneaker design which you must have in your stable of wardrobe essentials, this will be it.
Dior B23 High-Top Sneakers in Multicolour Dior Oblique
Price unavailable (Dior.com)
On the luxury front, logo-emblazoned kicks continue to peak in terms of popularity and are showing no signs of slowing down. For the trendsetting ladies who are looking for an even wider variety of sneaker selections, do consider men's sneakers such as these stylish, high-tops from Dior Men's. Starring the brand’s iconic oblique canvas in punchy shades of orange and blue, these sneakers pair well with a casual two-piece suit for a fun "borrowed from the boys" look.
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