If you were to draw a Venn diagram of the fashion crowd and the sneaker crowd, you’d see a major overlap. In the past few seasons, the two have become even more integrated than ever before thanks to a number of designer sneaker collaborations that have piqued both the interest of fashion insiders and in-the-know sneakerheads who are experts at clocking the latest drops.
Gucci x Adidas, Jacquemus x Nike, Loewe x On, Sandy Liang x Salomon—the list of designers linking with performance-sneaker brands is one that just keeps getting longer by the day. And with comfort being a top priority when getting dressed, a pair of cool sneakers have gone from being an afterthought to an absolute must-have among fashion people. On that note, I thought I’d get insight into the designer sneakers that are selling the best right now.
I reached out to the experts at Net-a-Porter, Farfetch, GOAT, and StockX for their insights and top picks of the hottest sneakers of the moment. Below, you’ll uncover a smattering of A+ styles, including sporty kicks, classic high-tops, bold trail runners, and more.