I’d like to think that I love all of my shoes equally, but I have a soft spot for my sneaker collection. I can always find room in my apartment for another pair, no matter how crowded my shoe rack becomes. But with the start of a new year comes a bevy of new trends, especially in the sneaker world. It feels like brands are dropping new colorways and silhouettes on a near-monthly basis these days, so I took the time to round up the best sneakers of 2022—so far.
To help you find your new perfect pair right now, I divided my picks into a few general trends for you to keep in mind while you browse. These trends are anything but boring: Funky colorblocked picks are trending, as are shearling-accented sneakers that bridge the gap between slippers and shoes that you can wear outdoors. Or, opt for a minimal cream-colored pair to spice up your monochromatic outfits, no matter the season. Finally, high-top sneakers are officially all the rage this year, proving that the chunky sneaker trend will never truly go away. A good pair of all-white sneakers will forever be wardrobe a staple, yes, but it’s officially time to have fun with your footwear in 2022.
Keep scrolling to see all of the best picks, and check back soon to see a new batch of options once the seasons change in the fall. Here’s to putting your best foot forward this year.
Hot New Drops
So many of your favorite shoe brands are dropping new silhouettes this spring. SOREL, for instance, just teamed up with Alfred, the swanky Los Angeles-based coffee brand, for a rugged matcha-hued option. Sustainable favorite Reformation also just released their first-ever sneaker, the Harlow, which you can pre-order now. The sporty shoe is made from responsibly-sourced leather and comes in five colorways, including a very pretty blue floral iteration.
Very In Love With Veja
Marie Claire's editors have already raved about our love for Veja's recent collaboration with Marni, but the brand has been on a roll lately thanks to another recent collaboration with yet another fashion-editor approved brand: Mansur Gavriel.
Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking! This season is all about sneakers that are covered in floral-inspired prints, including neon iterations from Adidas' recent collaboration with Marimekko and FARM Rio's first-ever footwear collection.
White sneakers are a wardrobe, staple, sure, but sometimes you want to add a little *spice* to your look. Luckily, these pairs from TOMS and the recent J.Crew x Gola collaboration prove that springtime-ready pastel colorways are key to making your look feel fresh this season.
PUMA is everywhere this season. Their now-iconic MAYZE sneaker was just made available in a leather fabrication (with some pretty sweet-feeling colorful details), while the brand's ongoing collaboration with a pair of ultra-bold basketball shoes.
Back to Basics
If wearing sneakers that are decked out in tons of prints, patterns, and colors isn't your thing, consider checking out one of these more subdued options from Superga's recent collection with supermodel Emily Ratajkowski and Margaux.
Neon-hued shoes are everywhere yet again this summer. But, rather than going all-out with the ultra-bright colors, this season's picks only feature neon accents, which makes them way more wearable in the long run.
Julia Marzovilla is an E-Commerce Writer at Marie Claire covering all things fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Offline, she’s most likely browsing the web for another pair of black boots or listening to music too loudly—often at the same time.
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