Sneaker heads, do you have these cult favourites in your shoe collection?
Sneakers are an absolute essential in any wardrobe – this year more so than ever. From athletic designs to fashionable slip ons to classic white kicks, every style maven worth their salt have been spotted rocking ’em all day err day. And according to Lyst, there’ve been way more online searches for sneakers than handbags in 2017, with over 3 million shopper searches per month on the site alone! Ahead, we share the top 10 most sought after sneakers of the year.
#10 Nike Air Max 97
Brought back to the forefront of fashion by collabs with British-Nigerian artist Skepta, and OFF-WHITE brand founder, Virgil Abloh, Nike Air Max 97 truly embody the street spirit of the ’90s.
#9 New Balance 990
First released in 1982, the New Balance 990 released its fourth iteration back in May 2017 – it averaged over 10,000 searches per week.
#8 Balenciaga Race Runner
Spotted on many celebrities and Instagram style influencers alike, the Balenciaga Race Runners are right on the Dad sneakers trend.
#7 Common Project Achilles
Gaining cult status for their ultra minimalistic design, this unisex pair of sneakers saw thousands of searches on Lyst.
#6 Comme des Garçons Play
CDG Play sneakers were searched for over 10,000 times in January alone. We totally heart the fashion house’s COMME des GARÇONS PLAY x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ‘70 collabs!
#5 adidas Gazelle
A refreshed version of adidas’ training shoe from 1991, this iconic sneaker boasts a sleek silhouette that retains all of adidas’ signatures, including their contrasting three-stripe heel tab. It currently sits as adidas’ most searched for sneaker on Lyst.
#4 Vans Old Skool
Arguably the sneaker that made the biggest comeback, it seemed like everyone sported this skate shoe classic, from the likes of Gigi Hadid, to local style influencers, to your next door neighbour. According to Lyst, searches for the Vans Old Skool increased in March, and were up by 48% in July 2017.
#3 Gucci Ace
Gucci’s highly raved about sneakers made an even bigger splash this year with a bevy of customisable elements for wearers to express their every personality.
#2 Balenciaga Speed Sneaker
A slip on shoe that looks more like a thick sock with a rubber sole, this bizarre trend took off and never looked back, as evidenced by Lyft’s searches.
#1 Fenty Puma Bow
Sitting atop this list as the most coveted pair of sneakers in 2017, everything that Queen RiRi touches turns to gold! These fashion-forward pair of FENTY sneakers have a delicate silk bow that quite literally ties in any outfit – should we even be surprised that there was one search every seven seconds back in March 2017?
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