Shop 17 Pared-Back Sneakers That Will Never Go Out of Style |

Shop 17 Pared-Back Sneakers That Will Never Go Out of Style

Phil Oh | @mrstreetpeeper and Acielle / Style Du Monde | @styledumonde

Phil Oh | @mrstreetpeeper

Every wardrobe should have at least one.

Like drinking water or putting on sunscreen, a pair of sleek sneakers isn’t glamorous, but they’re essential. You may swear by heels or have a collection of loafers or even neon trainers, but the day will come when you’ll reach for those comfortable-yet-chic shoes patiently awaiting you in your closet. The best sneakers for women building the foundation of their wardrobe should be ones that are simple enough to go with everything, whether you prefer a classic, like Chuck Taylor All Stars, or a luxury designer pair.

Tried and true silhouettes

If you’re looking for somewhere to start, you can never go wrong with the iconic sneaker houses like Nike, Adidas, or Vans. There are the tried-and-true silhouettes, along with cool high-fashion collaborations with labels that range from Jacquemus to Gucci to Wales Bonner. The designs produced in these collaborations tend to offer an uncomplicated take on the sneaker brands’ original designs. But if you can’t get your hands on a pair (since they do tend to sell out), there are plenty of more affordable alternatives. The key: find the silhouette that you prefer, whether that be sporty, chunky, or slim, and pick out a style in a neutral, usually white, but there are lots of great options in blacks, browns, and grays too. 

There’s a time and a place for flashy or seasonal trending sneakers, but a pair of timeless trainers with staying power that you can confidently throw on with any outfit is essential. 

From designer iterations to forever classics, take your pick between 17 of the best sneakers for women that never go out of style.

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