From Our Friends at Who What Wear: Fall’s Best Sneakers
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We’re sneaker devotees. We like to wear them year-round—dressed up, dressed down, we can’t get enough. That said, it’ll come as no surprise that when the leaves start to fall, we think it’s time to refresh our sneaker game. From updates on coveted classics to totally new styles, there is a slew of exciting new releases. Add fall layering to the mix, and things can get overwhelming. Ahead, we reveal the coolest sneakers we can’t wait to wear, along with some street-style inspo and a few tips to nailing the look. So, kick back and read on.
A slip-on version of the ’60s basketball warm-up shoe, this Puma platform stands ready to add a touch of texture to fall outfits in fabrics like plush suede. Choose a color (we love a good neutral), and layer on tonal clothing. The result: a luxe, elevated sneaker look.
The latest version of Nike’s signature Air Max sneaker is functional, with plenty of cushioning, yet fashionable enough to incorporate into your street style. Don’t try to dress this one up. Embrace its sporty roots with a casual-cool look like the one pictured. Relaxed denim and graphic tees are perfect.
The Vans you know and love, with a little lift. This platform take on the retro, skate-inspired sneaker is even more irresistible in shimmering metallic. Take a cue from our street-style inspiration and try it with a dress. When the temperatures drop, add a coat and play with proportions.
Dare to pair these new kicks from adidas with unexpected pieces like leather pants and your favorite wool coat. Keep accessories ladylike (for example, the structured crossbody pictured), but don’t be afraid to add color to the mix.
Fall florals carry that warm-weather vibe straight into the colder months, and this new shoe from Steve Madden is in full bloom. Pair this standout with neutrals and let it be the focal point of your look. Graphic soles keep it sporty, but it still works well with more tailored pieces like dresses and trousers.