Some may think that the most essential piece of clothing on your body is your shirt or your jacket, but anyone who says so might all be missing the point. Your shirt and pants take up a lot of space on your body, but that can also mean that they don’t draw a lot of attention to you either. Your shoes, on the other hand, are the most captivating part of your overall attire. People usually start observing a body starting from the head down to the feet. While a good shirt and a nice pair of pants work well as the directors for the eye movement, it’s the shoes that will bring the look together.
For those high-end sneakerheads out there, here’s a list of the luxury sneakers that took 2018 by storm, and they’re mandatory in every serious sneakerphile’s collection:
GIVENCHY — KNITTED MID SNEAKERS
These are a great addition to a casual, yet luxurious look that many high-end sneakers can’t deliver. They are also incredibly comfortable and cozy, making them a perfect addition to the street looks in the fall.
YEEZY — BOOST 350 V2 ZEBRA EDITION
Kanye won it big when he launched Yeezy, as it’s become one of the most popular sneakers in the market. With Adidas’ Boost technology, the 350 V2 are the most comfortable sneakers, and the Zebra pattern design makes it a great way to break away from the dull, monotonous look.
GUCCI — LEATHER LACE UP SNEAKERS
These sneakers have been around for a while, but they have gained a lot more popularity with the rise of the luxury sneaker trend. The classic white leather with the green and red stripe is a memorable look that everyone remembers no matter where they see them.
COMMON PROJECTS — ORIGINAL ACHILLES
The Achilles by Common Project is what you get when you combine simplicity and elegance of the classic leather shoes with the modern look of a sneaker. This is the epitome of class and style, and it’s proof that the “less is more” principle works with all types of fashion.
SCARPE DI BIANCO — DECO VELOUR GUNMETAL
These are the shoes that invented the term “dress sneakers,” as the gunmetal-colored leather top and white outsole makes for a neat and classy pair of shoes.
If you’re looking for luxury sneakers designed specifically for comfort and mobility, Ferragamo’s Rainbow is the one you need. The iconic rainbow side outsole will catch the attention of everybody who sees it.
PRADA — TECHNICAL MESH AND LEATHER SNEAKERS
Prada came in the luxury sneaker game with these bad boys. The top is a combination of mesh fabric and calf leather. The designer went all out with the soles, as there is an intricate interwoven pattern in the sole, captivating the eye of the passersby with every step.
BALENCIAGA — TRIPLE S MESH SNEAKERS
If you’re looking for something unique and different, the Triple S from Balenciaga is what you’re looking for. These shoes kickstarted the “ugly sneakers” trend, and the unconventional look of these shoes is the true testament to how far the brand is willing to go to be different.
GREATS — ROYALE PERFORATED SNEAKERS
If you’re looking for a pair of elegant sneakers that can still be considered “luxury,” these are what you should be looking at. The breathable mesh design makes them super comfortable and light, so you can take them out for a spin in the city all day without tiring out your feet.
MAISON MARGIELA — BLACK LIMITED EDITION MIXED PATCHWORK SNEAKERS
Have you ever wanted to buy a pair of expensive, messy looking shoes? Neither did we, but here these strange looking shoes are. As the name suggests, the shoes look like they’re made by stitching patches of fabric together and calling it a day. What an idea, right?
FEAR OF GOD — MILITARY NUBUCK AND MESH HIGH-TOP SNEAKERS
These were designed to replicate the look of combat boots but without the bulky features and heavy weight. These are super popular in the hip-hop community, and we can see why. They go well with the fur jacket that rappers nowadays like to sport.
RICK OWENS — DIRT SHOES
Staying on the boot theme, the Dirt Shoes from Rick Owens are a great addition to any street look. We’re not sure why they named them the way they did, but we’re not complaining.
COMME DES GARCONS — CHUCK TAYLOR SNEAKERS
Regardless of what you think, Chucks are still the stuff, even in 2019, and the iconic Comme Des Garcons heart makes the style even more memorable.
BERLUTI — PLAYTIME PALERMO ALLIGATOR LEATHER SNEAKERS
Who would’ve thought a pair of shoes that are worth nearly $8,000 would sell as well as they do? Well, they’re made of alligator leather - that’s got to count for something, right?
ACNE STUDIOS — VELCRO SNEAKERS
If you’re sick of tying your shoelaces and want to feel like you’re back in elementary school, these are what you need. Simply slap down the velcro tabs, and you’re ready to face the world!
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