Want to give your new year a boost? Pick up a pair of fresh kicks. New styles and some retro revisions provide ample options to wear comfy soles throughout new year. Even shoes with highly cushioned treads have been getting the fashion treatment when worn with dresses and skirts. Here are some of our favorite models and colors, as spotted on the feet of style stars.
Plummy Air Max
Emili Sindlev makes the case for purple footwear with her lavender lace-ups. Air Max sneakers provide the ultimate support for high-impact activity while looking classically cool for your low profile days. Originating in 1987, Nike Air Max added a slew of new shoe styles, like the 97 ultralight 2017, as well as some traditional styles reimagined to celebrate 20 years of O2 soles.
Nike Air Max Thea premium sneaker | Nike Air Max 97 ultralight 2017 sneaker | Nike Air Max 90 LX sneaker
There’s nothing like a boyish style in pretty pink for a fun statement. Get some bubblegum on your soles with these sweet sneaks in pastel colors. Adidas has their popular Tubular and Ultraboost styles in seashell shades. But the PUMA Tsugi Shinsei, with its sock lining, rhinestone embellishment and mixed materials, is a slipper fit for a princess.
Shop our picks:
adidas Tubular Viral 2 sneaker | adidas UltraBoost running shoe | PUMA Tsugi Shinsei training shoe
We often source style inspiration from hey woman! co-founder and former Harper’s Bazaar style editor Veronika Heilbrunner. The way she mixes high and low and the joy she injects into every one of her looks is truly inspiring. Which is why these yellow Nikes with their platform sole are just the thing to lift our moods while elevating our outfit.
Nike Air Force 1 ’07 Pinnacle sneaker | Superga Acot Linea sneaker | PUMA Platform Trace sneaker
A clean sneak in a classic style is a foolproof finish to almost any outfit. Look to longstanding brands like New Balance, Adidas, Reebok and more to revisit designs from their back catalogs. We particularly like the look of these with a sporty sock and colorful skirt.
New Balance 696 sneaker| Reebok classic sneaker | adidas I-5923 sneaker
Photographer Susan Stjernberger knows a thing or two about composition, which is why her outfits always pleasingly hang together with ease. Her Balenciaga sock sneakers add an equally effortless but seriously stylish finish this colorful dress and jacket combo. Expect to see loads more of these streamlined slip-on sneaks on the streets.
Balenciaga mixed media trainer | Balenciaga low speed sneaker | adidas NMD_CS2 Primeknit sneaker