Gone are the days where sneakers were only worn by sporty types, comfort freaks or the edgy, androgynous fashionistas. And the even better news is that there's a pair of kicks for every girl's kind of style.
So thanks to '90s vogue nostalgia, tekkies are no longer just reserved for one type of activity or event, they're actually the stylish go-to pair of shoes for when you want to ditch the inches for a day or two.
Also, consider sneakers a wardrobe investment. Buy your favourite brand's signature pair and you're pretty much sorted for the next decade.
What to get:
The classic white kicks
For a look that says, "I'm boujie, but I'm also laid back."
Princess Reebok kicks, R899 from Superbalist
Plain white sneakers, R379 at H&M
Bright and bold
Get a pair of sneakers in your favourite colour and play matchy-matchy by pairing it with a handbag in a different hue of the same colour.
Shop this pair at Zara:
Bedazzled, embellished and... fluffy?
À la Dolce & Gabbana sans the body-shaming scribbles. DIY queens will love these.
If you're not big on DIY, you can get this pair at Zara:
Want your winter season looks to always be en pointe? Then you should get these now!
Puma Suede Heart Reset Pale Pink, R1699 from Superbalist
For an evening out or even just a casual slay-day.
Old school cool
Vans, Superga, adidas Superstars and All Stars never left and they're still going to be the hallmark of street style for many years to come.
These Chucks from Superbalist are hella dope, so why not do the right thing and treat yourself?