Sneakers have been stealing the spotlight for a while now and it doesn't seem they’re willing to go off anyone's radar just yet. Why would they—athleisure that made them a legit trend, they're perfect on dresses as well as shorts, and there’s no debating how comfy they really are. If you’ve been willing to give your basic whites a break, here are the brightest ones we recommend…

new balances iconic 574 sneaker

New Balance’s iconic 574 sneakers might keep getting sleeker upgrades, but with its popularity at an all time high especially among celebrities, this shoe never seems to lose its old-school charm.

adidas stan smiths sneaker

Current Calvin Klein creative director Raf Simons took the iconic Adidas Stan Smiths to a whole other level releasing colourways in pastel pink and blue, the basic red and white and our absolute favourite—this green!

womens sneakers in metallic gold foil

If there’s one absolutely acceptable way to nail wearing metallics in the day time, it’s with these Nike Air Max 90 Womens sneakers in Metallic Gold Foil, a major upgrade that the original 1990 model received late last year.


Who isn’t a fan of the Adidas’ Gazelles? First created for sport in 1970, this is probably one of the brand’s key soles to has seen the most number of upgrades. Given that it comes in the brightest red, orange, yellow and even a dark green, we’d want one in every colour to tie together our basic white tee and blue demis.

casual  sneakers

It’s no surprise that Nike’s Air Max Thea range has skyrocketed in the last two years—it’s perfect for light workouts at the gym as well makes for a great casual shoe—spawning a pair in every possible colour, including this uber loud Liquid Lime.

unique shape sneakers

The very first offering from the Rihanna x Puma collab—the Creeper—stole our hearts. With a simple design and unique shape that was an instant hit, mutiple colourways, and a velvet upper, we’d trade our beloved pink heels for these any day.

vans old skool pro sneakers

The Vans Old Skool Pro ‘S’ range, unveiled as a collab between a hip hop artist and Vans, is probably one of the few sneakers available in a stark two-toned colour combo. If you’re not a fan of the blue (but why wouldn't you be?), there’s a green and beige to choose from.

air force sneaker

Nike has nailed the athleisure game to the T and the Sea Green version of their fast selling Air Force 1 sneaker is testimony to that. Hi-tops in a non-traditional colour with a slick sheen finish—it’s just the hint of bling we all could do with!