The past few years have seen sneakers evolve as the ultimate staple in every wardrobe. Even the Wall Street dudes who once scoffed at the dorky IT guys in trainers now have entire walls dedicated to their sneaker collections. Appropriately, they are now being paired with suits and carried down tunnels from the locker room to the court.
Long queues outside any Supreme store and hip-hop co-signs have slowly legitimized sneakerhead culture. On the luxury side, Off-White, Gucci and Balenciaga all have skin in the game while brands like Nike have mastered the art of collaboration. It’s now uncool to show up at a club in anything but the latest Balenciaga kicks. But as these once–mocked pair of shoes acquire a ubiquitous status, it makes it increasingly difficult to stand out.
To help you out, we’ve put together a list of the five hottest sneakers that will help you turn heads in 2019.