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12 Sneakers You Need Now

Styles we're coveting right now

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The humble sneaker was once an active-only outfit addition spotted within the confines of a gym or on a grassy field. 

But today is a new dawn, and in no particular order or theme, these are 12 sneaker styles we’re coveting right now.

Be it the classic tennis shoe, the nostalgic 90’s dad sneaker or the athleisure slip-on, you now need not one, but many different sneaker options in your shoe cupboard. 

So if you’re thinking about adding a new sneaker to your wardrobe this winter, take a browse of this first. 

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A true retro sneaker, the Storm 96 is a direct reissue of the popular ’96 Velocity style. The chunky, running-inspired silhouette is on-trend for the season.

Shop the sneaker 

Women’s Storm 96 120 2 Sneakers, $191.96, available at lacoste.com.au

An ellesse icon re-worked. The Tanker Lo takes inspiration from ellesse’s very first shoe, launched back in 1982. The low silhouette and signature twin cupsole are a nod to their tennis roots with distinctive ridged details drawing on their ski DNA.

Shop the sneaker 

Women’s Tanker Low Sneaker in White, $80.00, available at gluestore.com.au

Ready for any weather. The 2341 Cotu Alpina is the perfect shoe to carry you through the seasons.  The Alpina sole, in moulded jelly gum rubber, is a reboot of the military heritage of Superga. 

Shop the sneaker 

Superga 2342 Cotu Alpina, $77.97, available at superga.com.au

The Esplar Canvas Sneakers in White/Rose/Fluro by Veja come cotton coated with PU and resin from the corn waste industry as well as a V logo made of rubber.

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Veja Esplar Canvas Sneakers, $140.00, available at tuchuzy.com.au

Golden Goose’s coveted white Hi Star Sneakers in Silver Glitter features a platform based decorated with the label’s hallmark and distressed by hand for the signature worn-in effect.

Shop the sneakers 

Golden Goose Hi Start Sneakers, $755.00, available at thenewtrend.com.au

This Zoe Kratzmann pull-on sneaker is constructed in two layers of thick stretch fabric making it both durable and comfortable. It’s sculpted sole section and streamlined upper give it a clean, contemporary aesthetic.

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Zoe Kratzmann Guard, $289.99, available at theiconic.com.au

The Tommy are geometric sports-luxe sneakers with an attitude. NEED!

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Alias Mae Tommy Sneaker, $209.95, available at aliasmae.com.au 

A sleek and lightweight pair of Reebok sneakers, featuring a breathable mesh panel and super simple design. Wear them with everything from jeans, leggings or shorts.

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Reebok Flashfilm 2.0 Sneakers, $116.00, available at shopbop.com.au


Superga combines the best aspects of a sneaker and a mule to create this ridiculously easy and super-cool pair.

Shop the sneakers 

Superga Mule Sneakers, $94.67, available at shopbop.com.au

A new style in Veja’s line of ethical footwear, the Venturi features the label’s B-Mesh upper, made from plastic bottles, jersey lining, and thick rubber sole made from wild Amazonian rubber.

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Venturi B Mesh Sneaker, $220.00, available at mychameleon.com.au

The FILA Women’s Disruptor II is a ’90s favourite, featuring a man-made upper, sitting on an extra chunky moulded rubber sole, which pretty much speaks for itself.

Shop the sneaker 

FILA Disruptor II Sneakers, $69.99, available at platypusshoes.com.au

A classic RS design from Puma x 3. Three times the style, three times the attitude. Exaggerated? Yes. Extreme? Yes. Exciting? YAS!

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PUMA RS-X Plastic Sneaker, $160.00, available at au.puma.com


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