I think I speak for everyone when I say 2020 sucked. However, since the start of the new year, things are beginning to look promising, especially when it comes to trends. Surprisingly, despite the pandemic, sneaker sales were through the roof. We should expect to see the same in 2021.
Popular Sneaker Trends in 2021
According to whowhatwear.com the most popular trends to come will be
- Retro feeling sneakers
- Athletic sneakers
- Color block sneakers
- Canvas sneakers
- High tops
- Fashion Collaborations (this was not on the website, but important to note)
How to find the freshest kicks?
First, understanding your style is key. Based on your style, you’ll know what shoes work best for you.
Utilize apps! GOAT, StockX, Stadium Goods, and Farfetch have a wide variety of shoes to choose from. Farfetch has reasonable prices, whereas the others…might break the bank a bit. GOAT and StockX are slightly different, considering you can place bids on shoes. All that means is you make an offer at the lowest price point, and if you get the bid, the shoes are yours. The only downside of these apps is the cost of shipping and handling. The shoe may come to $100, but with tax, everything might come to $120 and might take a while to get to you. But hey, look on the bright side, at least you know your sneakers aren’t fake since they go through a thorough authentication process. I think it is worth the wait.
Pinterest! Yes, this is also an app; however, it allows you to pin your favorite interest and create boards based on those pins. Sneakers can be found throughout the app whether you want t to refer to it later or purchase. Personally, when I would look for a specific type of shoe, I would look through Pinterest and usually find what I was looking for. This may not work with every shoe, but it can help create a mood board in which you can refer back. I happen to think it is a very underrated app.
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Versatility is an important aspect of shoes considering everyone wears them. I believe sneakers are unisex and that you should have the freedom to express yourself through the shoes your wear to clothing or accessories. If you see a shoe catered to men or women that you would like to purchase, check out this size converting table to get those shoes in your size.
If you are hesitant when looking to buy sneakers that correlate well to your outfit, just know, you’re not alone. Goop.com has all the latest trends in fashion as well as a guide to creating the perfect outfit with the perfect shoe. What’s great about this website is the layout. Let’s say your outfit is on the darker side today, Goop has a section dedicated to dark clothing. You can find just about any color.
What to do moving forward?
Breaking into the world of sneakers can be overwhelming. There is much to choose from, and you might not know where to start. Social media is going to play an important role in the process of your shoe journey, so always be on the lookout. Luckily, I will link a bunch of resources down below to some of the newest drops and what’s to come this year!