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The Ultimate 2019 Sneaker Guide

Every Pair of Sneakers
You’ll Need for the Year

Ignore the fact that they’re ridiculously comfortable. Or that you can wear them practically everywhere from February through November. (And usually in December and January, too.) Sneakers are, inarguably, the hardest-working soles on your shelves and have their foot in almost every camp imaginable: from the chunky and statement-y to the streamlined and chic. Our epic sneaker edit will ensure that you hit the ground running straight through 2019.

Retro Sneakers

COMEBACK KID

The 1970s called: They want their [Vans, Reeboks, etc.] back. But we’re keeping them.

  1. Retro Sneakers
  2. COMEBACK KID

    The 1970s called: They want their [Vans, Reeboks, etc.] back. But we’re keeping them.

  3. ISABEL MARANT sneakers
    Farfetch, $341
  4. VANS sneakers
    goop, $60
  5. ADIDAS sneakers
    Ssense, $130
  6. VANS sneakers
    goop, $65
  7. REEBOK sneakers
    goop, $85

Athletic/ Performance Sneakers

THE GYM RAT

Our love for performance-minded sneakers is reliant upon two factors: 1) impeccable, teched-out design and 2) street smarts.

  1. Athletic/ Performance Sneakers
  2. THE GYM RAT

    Our love for performance-minded sneakers is reliant upon two factors: 1) impeccable, teched-out design and 2) street smarts.

  3. APL sneakers
    goop, $200
  4. ADIDAS BY STELLA
    MCCARTNEY sneakers

    goop, $230
  5. ADIDAS BY STELLA
    MCCARTNEY sneakers

    goop, $220
  6. NIKE sneakers
    Ssense, $250

XL/ Dad Sneakers

PUMPED-UP KICKS

This year’s dad sneakers have reached new heights. And they’re as flamboyantly pretty as they are surprisingly lightweight.

  1. XL/ Dad Sneakers
  2. PUMPED-UP KICKS

    This year’s dad sneakers have reached new heights. And they’re as flamboyantly pretty as they are surprisingly lightweight.

  3. BALENCIAGA sneakers
    Ssense, $895
  4. ADIDAS BY RAF SIMMONS sneakers
    goop, $400
  5. NO. 21 sneakers
    goop, $740
  6. GUCCI sneakers
    Net-a-Porter, $980

Classic Minimalist Sneakers

THE OG

When you’re over oxfords but aren’t quite ready for heels or slides, in comes your sleekest, most streamlined pair for the win.

  1. Classic Minimalist Sneakers
  2. THE OG

    When you’re over oxfords but aren’t quite ready for heels or slides, in comes your sleekest, most streamlined pair for the win.

  3. GREATS sneakers
    goop, $179
  4. ADIDAS BY RAF SIMONS sneakers
    goop, $300
  5. VEJA sneakers
    goop, $95
  6. PRADA sneakers
    Moda Operandi, $680

Street Style Sneakers

NEW-WAVE

Laces or no laces, socks or no socks, slip-off or strap-on—these new futuristic incarnations never met a rule they couldn’t break.

  1. Street Style Sneakers
  2. NEW-WAVE

    Laces or no laces, socks or no socks, slip-off or strap-on—these new futuristic incarnations never met a rule they couldn’t break.

  3. CHLOÉ sneakers
    Ssense, $620
  4. PUMA sneakers
    goop, $80
  5. STELLA MCCARTNEY sneakers
    goop, $645
  6. MM6 sneakers
    goop, $480
  7. OFF WHITE C/O
    VIRGIL ABLOH sneakers

    Moda Operandi, $690
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