The first point, then, is to avoid pastel trainers if you want to look fashion-forward. I also wanted to know if the chunky sneaker is finally, officially dead. While Finlay says it depends on which pair, she did point out that items such as the Fila Disruptor or Balenciaga Triple S are on the out. However, “brands like Yeezy, Reebok and Pyer Moss are making waves with the chunky sneaker, bringing it into a much more futuristic aesthetic and away from the retro ‘dad’ style,” Finlay says.
Finally, before we dive into the five trends below, I wanted to know: If we were to pick one shoe for the upcoming year, which one should it be? “Honestly, it’s a bit of a Wild West right now, as everyone likes different stuff,” says Finlay. “The one sneaker that never goes out of style is the classic white Air Force 1. It goes with every style and every outfit. Everyone needs a pair in their wardrobe.” For more vital sneaker-trend info, keep scrolling.