In 2021, we're seeing plenty of fresh sneaker trends that are not only cute but also, most importantly, super wearable. One such trend is platform sneakers. While the last iterations were more clunky and not necessarily designed for functionality, these newer styles are pretty darn close to perfect. We're also seeing a comeback of our tried-and-true classics, like a gray pair of New Balance or a sleek Veja. Ahead, take a look at the biggest sneaker trends. And you can shop our favorite selections by category, too.


There's something so elevated about throwing on a pair of neutral sneakers. Whether you choose gray, blush pink, beige, or white, you can't go wrong with a pair of kicks in these calming colors.

Retro Sport

We're obsessed with the new iteration of retro sneakers we've been seeing on the runways. The '70s are making a comeback with brands like Loewe and RE/DONE showing us how it's done.


With everyone's love of nostalgia going strong, it's only natural that high-top kicks still reign supreme. Whether you like the classic Nike Jordan look or Converse's Chucks, there are plenty of new picks that feel fresh.


Just like neutrals, we've found ourselves returning to the classics. These sneakers are tried and true for a reason. Plus, rocking these out in public now has a cool factor attached to them, especially with many designers collaborating with brands like Nike and New Balance to bring back a classic style.

Chunky Platforms

While the chunky platform trend started in 2020, it's trucked along well into 2021, with brands like Dior and R13 continuing to reinvent the wheel. The newer iterations are definitely more wearable.