With 2018 well underway everyone is up to date with the latest trends in terms of trainers, right? Although you follow every sneaker page on Instagram, enter every possible raffle, queue through the night to get your hands on the latest drop it feels almost impossible to get your hands on the latest collaboration nobody saw coming, therefore it is crucial to keep up to date with what is dropping and when. In order to help get your hands on the latest trends we have put together both high street and high-end sneakers everyone will be wearing over the following months.
The Old School Tennis Trainer – It’s time to hunt out that old pair of white tennis shoes you wore everyday back in the 90s, the return of this shoe is huge. Everyone loves a pair of fresh, white sneakers, especially trendsetter’s this year, worn both with a low-key fit or a two-piece suit, they complete any outfit.
Zara, introducing an all-white tennis shoe to the market, has brought the timeless looking ‘Micro Perforated Plimsoll’ up to date and straight into their SS18 collection, being simplistic, retro, yet in trend. Retailing at £30.99 they won’t run your bank account dry, allowing everyone to kill the fashion game while keeping financially stable. If you aren’t fortunate enough to discover a similar pair of these at the bottom of your closet then they are available to purchase online and in store, a must buy.
If you are looking for a tennis shoe that will turn every head in the street, the Gucci Ace Sneaker is for you. Although the shoe retails at around £500 they can easily shut down any sneaker within a 2-mile radius. Available in multiple colourway’s, an option for embroidery and metallic multi coloured backs, the Gucci Ace has to be one of the biggest high-end sneakers this season. Available to purchase online and in stores including Harvey Nichols and Selfridges, the main question is who doesn’t want to own a pair of Gucci sneakers?
Chunky Soles – Currently the most controversial trend would have to be the oversized, chunky soled sneakers everyone is talking about. Teamed with a simple outfit these sneakers can look extremely trendy, don’t overdo it.
With Zara keeping up to date with all trends this season they also jumped on the band wagon by releasing the ‘Sneakers with Thick Soles’. The thick sole sneaker has been plastered all over fashion week and social media sites as well as being labelled ‘ugly’, but ugly is fashionable right? Available online and in store retailing at £49.99 these are an affordable yet trendy option if you are willing to follow one of the biggest trends of the year.
If you haven’t already witnessed or read about the Balenciaga Triple S we will keep you up to date, possibly the chunkiest shoe in history, everyone is talking about Balenciaga releasing this triple sole shoe. A list celebrities, supermodels and everyone in between are going crazy about the drop of these sneakers, as seen on Hailey Baldwin, Kendall Jenner and Offset and Quavo from Migos. It is hard to deny that if some of the biggest names in fashion love them then why shouldn’t we. Retailing at £595 you must be highly invested in chunky sole trend.
Urban Outfitters have released a similar looking sneaker for a fraction of the price, collaborating with FILA to release an all-white chunky soled shoe named ‘Disruptor II Premium Mono Sneaker’ for around £75 is a much more affordable option if you are only partially invested in super fashionable look.
Tech Trainers – 2018 is the year of the futuristic sneaker, want to look like you’ve just stepped off the set of Back to the Future? Then keep reading. High end brands including Prada, Rick Owens and Yeezy seem to be abiding by this trend.
The ‘Cloudbust Sneaker’ recently brought to us by Prada has an overly futuristic look, thick silver soles give the perfect ‘new and upcoming look’. Retailing at £535 online these sneakers are made for trendsetters wanting to make a statement when walking down the street.
Rick Owens has to be one of the most talked about designers this season, gaining support from a range of A- listers throughout London, Milan and Paris fashion week. Releasing the ‘Black & White Adidas Edition Viscous Runner Sneakers’ that feature a double sole, at the front of the shoe and the back. Retailing at £625.95 per pair they may be seen as overpriced but where else can you look like you’re from the year 3000?
Blog written by Daniel White, check out his instagram
Photo credits: The Sun- Urban outfitters- Highsnobiety- Zara- Gucci