We know that the sneakerhead community has only risen in number in recent years. And with the continued fascination and delight we have for these comfortable and statement-making footwear, it’s likely to claim a solid spot in the list of all-time shoe classics.
This 2018, designers bring you loads of styles to choose from that caters to your personal style but still appropriate for universal trends. With an overwhelming selection, we try to help you out by narrowing it down to black sneakers that can last up to the next years. Here’s a list of 7 that you need to add to your shoe rack this year.
Balenciaga Fashionable Race Runner Leather, Mesh and Neoprene Sneakers
Watch out for Balenciaga’s ‘Race Runner’ sneakers to make the rounds in the fashion world because it’s apparently about to become big in the coming months. Metallic leather, glittered mesh, and neoprene are all used in contrasting panels across the sneaker to showcase the different textures. It’s a pristine pick on days when you’re feeling the monochrome look.
Jimmy Choo Miami Glitter-Paneled Suede Sneakers
Glitter chic applies to everything. On clothes and accessories, they can be delicate or glaring; on shoes, they’re always a statement. When it comes to glitter, you can trust Jimmy Choo because they never fail to deliver something like these glittered and suede sneakers. This one is of the typical shape but manages to shine above others of its kind.
Ganni Harriet Sneakers
Ganni’s Harriet sneakers is a total blast from the past. Frills and ruffles go around the laces to your ankles, and they’re set on top of ribbed cotton; all reminiscent of girly sneakers from our collective childhood memories. But don’t fret–this pair comes with an ounce of edginess.
Kenzo Platform Low Top Sneakers
A less exotic take on the sneaker trend is this pair from Kenzo that already looks precisely like the most-coveted sneakers out on the market. But these are coated all over in sleek patent leather. It’s more structured than the average alternative. Breaking them in may be a process, but looking neat and sharp is more than worth the sacrifice.
Giuseppe Zanotti Black Doubleg Platform Sneakers
It might be an unpopular opinion now but sneakers with huge, exaggerated soles are probably going to be 2018’s contribution to your shoe collection. To an untrained eye, they look weird and obnoxious, but wait a few months and they might just be on everyone’s feet. Giuseppe Zanotti brought out the Doubleg Platform sneakers that add height way above your normal. It breaks the monotony of the all-black color with the different textures of mesh, leather, and suede, and the pop of gold in the zipper.
Roger Vivier Sneaky Viv Leather Sneakers
Roger Vivier brings extravagance to the typical sneaker with the ‘Sneaky Viv’. The sleek, structured, and glaring leather ensures you stand out with such a minimal footwear. It will be a surprising finishing touch for a plain outfit and for completing your monochromatic looks.
Balenciaga Cool Speed Runner Stretch-Knit High-Top Sneakers
“Ugly” sneakers, or at least ones that aren’t widely considered as “pretty”, are back on trend this year. This is a milder version of that because despite the unconventional style, the almost all-black color and the sock-like appearance brings it forward in terms of style. We’d say this one is a good investment.
Whether you’re a heel or flats type of gal, there will come a time that sneakers will be the answer to your footwear woes when you just want to run errands and nothing is comfortable enough. Sneakers are being transported from sports into the fashion world as well, so it’s about time you embrace them and allow the comfort to convert you into being a sneakerhead.