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The Best Sneakers of 2021

From reimagined classics to slip-on pairs.

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 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.

Courtesy of Marni/Tory Burch
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Revamped Classics

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.

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Run Star Hike

Try an updated take on the Converse lace-up with this platform style, the Run Star Hike.

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KEEXS Classic 3.0
keexs keexs.com

Lace-ups will never go out of style. Try this vegan leather style that comes in at under $100.

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Urca Sneaker
Veja revolve.com

This white and neon colorway will be your weekend go-to. 

Courtesy of Collina Strada/Dolce & Gabbana
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Sporty Spice

Opt for an athletic-style shoe to add a cool and casual element to your look. This style from Collina Strada (left), and cushion-soled pair from Dolce & Gabanna (right) are super technical—but the workout is optional.

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Desiderata White
Fini Shoes fini.shoes

Hailing from Portugal, this cushion sole pair will make a statement. 

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Ren Low-Top Sneakers
Y-3 farfetch.com

This colored-panel pair from Y-3 will be the most unique in your closet. 

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Air Zoom SuperRep 2 Sneakers
Nike net-a-porter.com

Stand tall in this heavy-tred pair from Nike.   

Courtesy Gabriela Hearst/Ferragamo
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Slip it On

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

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Diesel diesel.com

This sock style from Diesel is made from mélange stretch knit and is incredibly lightweight. 

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XT-6 Advanced Mesh Trainers

Salomon gives a new take on the lace-free sneaker with their speed lacing system.

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Viv' Run Strass Buckle
Roger Vivier

Streetwear meets sophisticated in this crystal buckle pair from Roger Vivier. 

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