The 13 Best Sneakers of 2021

From reimagined classics to slip-on pairs.

(Image credit: Courtesy Marni/Dolce & Gabbana/Ferragamo)

Known for their comfort and ease, sneakers have transitioned from a commuter shoe into a bona fide fashion choice. Sometimes, they're the highlight of an outfit. Fortunately, in this $80 billion, heavily hyped industry, there are no shortage of options. Designers are constantly teaming up with household sneaker brands, meaning there's always a new pair and a new shoe trend around the corner. This season, we saw classic lace-up styles at Marni and Tory Burch, sporty pairs at Collina Strada and Dolce & Gabbana, and slip-on pairs at Gabriela Hearst and Ferragamo. Shop some of our favorite picks, below.

Revamped Classics


(Image credit: Courtesy of Marni/Tory Burch)

Whether it's a new take on an iconic shoe, like the revamped Chuck Taylor All Star shown at Marni (left), or a retro jogger modeled at Tory Burch (right), you'll want a pair of these old-school kicks for the new season.

Slip it On


(Image credit: Courtesy Gabriela Hearst/Ferragamo)

The comfiest option out there. Try this slip-on style for minimal effort. Gabriela Hearst (left) showcased a gray style that will be your new neutral pair, while Ferragamo (right) debuted a white and black color-block pair. Grab and go!