The 37 Best Trending Sneakers of 2023 (So Far)

Get ahead of the curve.

A guest wears royal blue suede sneakers from Adidas , outside Helmstedt, during the Copenhagen Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2023 on February 02, 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark
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We’re nearly through the year, and the sneaker trends of 2023 have been nothing shy of intriguing. While some of the colors we're seeing are similar to those of the trendiest sneakers of 2022, this year is all about honing in on the specific pairs of sneakers that will elevate any look—ones that come in enough colors to satisfy any sneakerhead. 

I turned to Charlotte Browning, a sneakers strategist at trend forecasting platform WSGN, and Kendall Becker, the fashion and beauty trends editor at Trendalytics, to make my search a little easier. Turns out, six major sneaker trends and colors have emerged over the past few months.

  • It Girl-approved sneakers are those shoes that seem to pop up in every street style photo, regardless of the season.
  • Slender, close-to-the-foot-styles like the Adidas Samba have remained popular.
  • Ultra-sporty, technical styles that would look equally good on the hiking trail as they would on the streets of New York or Los Angeles are everywhere this season, especially in more playful or unexpected colorways. 
  • Wear-everywhere sneakers that come in clean colorways like cream, white, and green are taking center stage as we move away from in-your-face chunky sneakers
  • Orange has cemented itself as one of summer 2023’s trending colors, and now it’s coming for your sneaker collection.
  • Silver has become the go-to color of the season thanks to collaborations between Wales Boner and Adidas, among others. 
  • Tan and oatmeal-colored sneakers are popping up as a way to add some versatility to your everyday routine—especially if you're looking for work sneakers.
  • Blue is one of the top colors for the Fall season, so it makes sense that blue sneakers are everywhere.

Deals on Sneakers

P448 Audry Water Sneakers, $325

P448 Audry Water Sneakers, $325 $130 at P448

This pair of green sneakers from P448 is half-off right now on their own site. You can shop the fan-favorite pair for less than $200 right now.  

Blazer Mid '77 High Top Sneaker, $105

Blazer Mid '77 High Top Sneaker, $105 $74 at Nordstrom

This sleek pair of high-tops is on sale now for Black Friday for less than $80. Snag them while you can.

NIKE Air Humara QS Leather-Trimmed Mesh Sneakers, $160

NIKE Air Humara QS Leather-Trimmed Mesh Sneakers, $160 $96 at Net-a-Porter

These mesh sneakers from Nike are on sale for less than $100 now for Black Friday! Now you can get in on the gorpcore trend for less. 


Rothy's The Lace-Up Sneaker in Bright White, $169 $135 at Rothy's

My love for Rothy's range of ballet flats and boots extends to this pair of top-rated white sneakers. Basically, I love everything the brand produces. This pair is on sale now for less than $150 (yay!).

HOKA Rincon 3 Running Shoe,

HOKA Rincon 3 Running Shoe, $125 $100 at Zappos

Follow your dreams of actually running a marathon in 2024. Start by picking up this top-rated pair of running shoes on sale for $100 at Zappos.

ALLSAINTS Women's Shana Lace Up Low Top Sneakers, $179

ALLSAINTS Women's Shana Lace Up Low Top Sneakers, $179 $125 at Nordstrom

Silver sneakers add spice to any look, and this pair from Allsaints can be easily dressed down for maximum wearability. Shop them now for $125.

It-Girl Approved Sneakers

A guest wears glasses, a white pearls earrings, a pale multicolored print pattern braided wool long scarf, a gold chain pendant necklace, a white shoulder-off top, a pale gray oversized blazer jacket, a black shiny leather shoulder bag, blue faded denim ripped long skirt, white socks, gray suede sneakers from New Balance , outside New York Men's Day, during New York Fashion Week, on February 10, 2023 in New York City.

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"It-girl approved" sneakers lean minimalistic in terms of silhouette and color palette, but that certainly doesn't have to mean all-white," says Becker. She notes that some designer sneaker options, like the Chloe Nama sneaker, are outfitted with elevated details like a textured surface in different color combinations to suit your style. 

"Creamy shades, in addition to unlikely color combos, are the key if you're looking to make a statement," Becker explains. Plus, the sneaker has gotten the Midas touch recently thanks to collaborations with brands like Stussy and Aime Leon Dore. 

Case in point: If you're looking to emulate the same It-girl style in 2023, look for pale or white sneakers with slight tweaks in their design—subtle color-blocking, an array of textures, or a modern silhouette. 

Keep it Close

Emili Sindlev wearing a blue with embroidered white words New York denim cap, a pale blue with white stripes shirt, a tie with yellow, orange, green, brown flower pattern, a black with small white striped print pattern oversized blazer, a yellow short skirt, a green shiny leather Hermes handbag, white socks, white and green sneakers from Adidas outside OperaSport during the Copenhagen Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2023 on February 01, 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Fashion insiders have long been pulling their sneaker collection inspiration from decades past. Think about the rise of boldly-colored '80s-inspired high-top sneakers. That sensibility is showing no signs of stopping in 2023 with the resurgence of 90s-inspired, minimalist options. “The chunky sneaker continues to decline as we see consumer demand shift to alternative styles that include platform sneaker styles,” says Browning.  

Just about every celebrity has been spotted in this style of sneaker, from Harry Styles’s “Satellite Stomper” Adidas Gazelles to Kendall Jenner’s favorite aforementioned Samba sneakers from the brand. Shoes from Onitsuka Tiger have also risen in popularity recently, and have been spotted on Hailey Bieber and Kaia Gerber. Plus, the Nike Cortez is a longtime favorite.