The 17 Best Designer Sneakers of 2024, According to Style Experts

The cream of the (sneaker) crop.

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From Loewe to Gucci to The Row, the best designer sneakers are always worth the investment: Each pair is crafted from quality materials that last for years, and each has a timeless, easy-to-style design. The only issue? There are more pairs to decide between than there is space (or budget) to try them all.

Fortunately, as a shopping writer with an extensive sneaker collection— from trendy new sneakers to classically cool white sneakers—I'm here to help with a thoroughly researched guide to the best designer sneakers for everyday wear. I also turned to Kendall Becker, Fashion Director at Trendalytics, to answer your most important questions about designer sneakers, plus break down the sneaker silhouettes that are both trending and timeless.

Trending Designer Sneakers

Historically, designer sneakers have been associated with out-there, chunky silhouettes, color combinations, and patterns. Many options from brands like Gucci are adorned with silver glitter or metallic logo motifs. However, more subdued designer sneakers have been trending in recent months. "Within the designer sneaker market, minimalism with an interesting twist has been a leading driver of trends," says Becker.

The shift toward more minimal designer sneakers manifests in muted pastels and classic neutrals. "We’re seeing monochromatic color palettes reign, especially in softer color palettes––think beige, cream, light blue, buttercream yellow," says Becker, citing brands like The Row and Loewe as prime examples of the look. While cool white sneakers are always a go-to, selecting something in an off-white shade feels fresh for the season ahead. Or, going for an even darker color like chocolate brown or an all-black sneaker can set you up with a work sneaker that coordinates with every suit and dress in your arsenal.

Another designer sneaker trend to look out for? "Designers are playing with unlikely material for sneakers––popular choices include suede or raffia depending on seasonality; but most importantly, mesh is the coolest update here as seen by Chloé and Bottega Veneta," Becker says. Keep tabs on the Chloé Nama Platform Sneaker, which has been popular for over a year and has been reviewed by Marie Claire's Fashion Director, Sara Holzman. The sneaker features netted detailing and comes in a variety of different color combinations.

Read on for the 17 best designer sneakers earning Marie Claire editors' recommendations. Whether you choose a more minimal style or a logo-embellished pair, you're getting sneakers that are worth the splurge (because you'll wear them nearly every day, of course).

The Best Designer Sneakers

Meet The Expert

Kendall Becker wears black sunglasses, gold earrings, gold large chain necklaces, a white pearls necklace, a white cropped t-shirt, a white latte oversized blazer jacket, gold rings, high waist brown large wide legs suit pants, gold rings, outside PatBo , during New York Fashion Week, on February 12, 2022 in New York City.
Kendall Becker

Experienced in luxury editorial, trend forecasting, and strategic consulting, Kendall is the Fashion Director at Trendalytics as well as a freelance writer for Refinery29, The Zoe Report, LuisaViaRoma, WhoWhatWear, and Coveteur. Prior, she was the Assistant Fashion Director for Women’s RTW at Bloomingdale’s and contributed to global trend forecasting agencies. Plus, she’s a fashion media personality and expert that’s been featured in ABC, Cheddar News, Harper’s BAZAAR, GQ, Bustle, Sourcing Journal, Brides, and Vice.