The Best Sneakers Ever, According to Editors and Fashion Insiders

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Best Sneakers 2023
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I am a dedicated sneaker fan. I wouldn’t go so far as to say I’m a sneakerhead, but I do fancy myself something of a collector. I have a few go-to pairs, plus a range of trendier options that keep my shoe collection feeling up-to-date. However, trendy new sneakers aren’t always going to cut it. Sometimes, you need to buy one pair that does it all—and I found the best sneakers for just about everyone and everything.

The options on this list run the gamut, from a few great pairs of cool white sneakers to the cult-favorite black sneakers that the internet has been quietly obsessing over for years. Also on this list are a pair of chunky sneakers that look cool and a few pairs of designer sneakers adored by editors and celebrity stylists. Every sneaker on this list has been hand-selected by a member of our team here at Marie Claire, or come highly recommended by a stylist who wears them regularly.

Meet The Expert

Zoe Gofman
Zoe Gofman

Zoe ‘Zaz’ Gofman, is a New York and Los Angeles-based fashion stylist, wardrobe stylist, personal shopper and creative consultant. She is known for marrying her bold flair with her love for vintage pieces and the classic crispness of French fashion. 

Growing up spending her summers in France, Zaz was continually immersed in and inspired by international fashion trends at a young age. She curated and refined her stylistic eye throughout young adulthood by sourcing and sewing textiles, working at local clothing stores, and being hired as a personal shopper in her hometown of New York City. 

In addition, her passion for fashion, zaz possess a unique musical talent and went on to college at Tulane University, with the long-term goal of entering the music industry. Graduating from Tulane in 2020, Zaz began to think about ways to merge her creative interests as she sought to lay the foundation for her career path. However, that career path found her. Zaz’s intrepid style and unmatched confidence turned heads when she attended NYFW in September of 2021, catching the eye of big industry names and landing her a job as Shanina Shaik’s wardrobe stylist. since then, Zaz has taken on several additional clients including Adriana Lima, Meredith Duxbury, Elisha Herbert, Charlotte McKinney and more as well as styling for various brand campaigns and contributing her style expertise in articles for InStyle, Harper’s BAZAAR, People, etc. Whether she is styling someone for a night or dressing an entire brand campaign, Zoe is devoted to creating timeless looks that capture not only a moment, but also the people in that moment, and making them feel like they’re the only one in the room. 

Fashion E-Commerce Editor

Julia Marzovilla is the Fashion E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers everything from the latest beauty and fashion launches and sales to celebrity outfits and news. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and STYLECASTER. In her spare time, Julia can be found creating shopping guides for all of her friends, spending too much money on yet another pair of black boots, and cooking in her far-too-small kitchen.