The Internet Has Spoken: These Are Spring's Most Wanted Sneakers

Are you ready sneaker-heads?👟💫

Fam, you can follow every account on Instagram and line around the block for every drop, but if we’ve learnt anything, it’s that you’re not always guaranteed to get your hands (or rather, your feet) on every must-have sneaker. This makes planning ahead all the more important. Spring has (nearly) sprung and it’s time to update your winter sneaker rotation – yes, we know you have a seasonal sneaker wardrobe.


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Here Are The Fire Sneaker Trends Making Their Way To Spring:

1 Hiking Inspired Sneakers

Drawing inspiration from a classic hiking boot and modernised with over branding, this new trend is going to be making massive waves this 2019.


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2 The Triple Flatform

Just when you thought you had seen it all, the flatform sneaker reached new heights…literally.


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3 Hardware

Yes, this is a thing, people are now accessorising their sneakers with hardware gothic details.


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4 Velcro Straps

Get ready to channel your childhood because the velcro sneakers trend is back with a vengeance.


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5 Exaggerated-Soles

It’s all about what’s going on with your sole. Interesting shapes, forms and textures like never seen before dominated the AW19 runway, and we are totally here for it!

6 Hybrid Sneakers

Can’t decide if it’s a brogue or sneaker kind of day? Now you can have both, with the perfect marriage of the two. It’s no surprise when we see people wearing sneakers to a formal event and these shoes are a happy medium between formal and casual.


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7 Trail Running Sneakers

Forget about the forest, these shoes are meant for the fashionable streets. Using trail and running shoe silhouette with athleisure accents, this sneaker is a definite game changer.


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Now that the crash course is over, let’s get to shopping!

Check Out What Our Favourite Sneaker Brands Are Serving up:

1. FILA Trail Blazer

Drawing inspiration from a classic hiking boot and modernised with over branding, these FILA kicks are not only functional but aesthetically pleasing too.

R1699 Fila at Shelflife SHOP NOW

2. Black Nike Edition CDG

Just when you thought you had seen it all, Nike and CDG did a sneaky little colab and adding bling to their sneakers! Yes accessorising your kicks is now a thing. We are crazy for this silver-tone hardware.

R4585,89 Black Nike Edition CDG at SSENSE SHOP NOW

3. Balenciaga Track Sneakers

Trail running shoes are going to be a massive trend in 2019, with performance features taken from hiking and running sneaker silhouettes. We already saw Balenciaga starting to do it in 2018 and fashionistas wearing  Salamons to fashion week for the first time.

R12316.46 Balenciaga at SSENSE SHOP NOW

4. New Balance 990's

New Balance is on every young consumer’s radar due to the resurgence of the 990, continuing to take advantage of their influence of youth culture. It’s a sure-thang that they will dominate in 2019.

R1999 Nike at Shelflife SHOP NOW

5. Chloé Hiking Trainers

For Pre-AW19 Chloé marries its sporty Sonnie trainers with hiking gear-inspired details, reflecting the season’s theme of opposites.  Style them with a black top and pleated midi skirt to heighten the eclectic mood.

R7179,86 Chloé at Matches Fashion SHOP NOW

6. Velcro-strap suede trainers

By now you probably own EVERY-THANG neon except sneakers. Energise your trans-seasonal wardrobe with Acne Studios’ neon-yellow trainers. Wear them with muted colours to highlight the bright hue.

R4341,31 Acne Studios at Matches Fashion SHOP NOW

7. Exaggerated-sole low-top canvas trainers

We are cray cray over these low-top trainers. They’re crafted from canvas that’s juxtaposed with exaggerated white midsoles. Wear them with a vibrant sweater and pleated midi skirt to emulate the label’s off-kilter style.

R5329,23 Marni at Matches Fashion at SHOP NOW

8. Oversized brogue leather trainers

Missing your  gothic phase? Get the aesthetic with these black brogue leather trainers are the totally rebellious.  Style them with a graphic T-shirt and pleated midi skirt for an edgy daytime look.

R8167,78 Prada at Matches Fashion SHOP NOW

9. Nike Air Max 270 React

Nike Air Max 270 React uses lightweight, layered materials to create a modern style that looks as good as it feels.

R 2,599.95 Nike SHOP NOW

10. Triple flatform

You know what they say, the higher the flatform the closer to heaven.  This collaberation with Gigi Hadid,  make a big style statement. The sky-high midsole is triple-stacked  for a super chunky look.

R1799 Reebok SHOP NOW

Which sneakers do you think you will be obsessing over this year? We want to hear your thoughts – tweet us @CosmopolitanSA #COSMOStyle

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