Trainers aren’t just for working out in or pairing with cute dresses — and everything else — all summer long. If Fashion Week’s tennis-shoe-adorned street-style stars are any indication, it’s clear that they are a year-round option, except during really extreme weather. (And one Cut editor won’t give up hers in a blizzard.)
To mix up your winter-shoe rotation, we’ve rounded up 10 sneakers that are chic enough to incorporate into your daily routine, including a work-appropriate minimal sneaker for Céline fans and a sophisticated suede reboot of the classic all-white Chuck Taylor high-top. Some transition easily between the gym and the dailies, while others make a bold statement in oxblood leather, graphic purple, and color-blocked hues. If you live where it gets slippery, wear boots or shoes with grips and tread carefully — otherwise, go wild. They’re all under $300, so you can still save up on an equally comfy heavy-duty coat.
Nike’s classic Air Max shape comes in one of fall’s most popular colors, oxblood. The deep red leather distinguishes this as a sophisticated shoe that’s definitely not just made for the gym.
The clean colorblocking on this Stella McCartney x Adidas sneaker is incredibly easy on the eyes. It’s a fitting shoe for exercise or if you just want to wear a pretty shoe, damn it.
If you’re looking for a sneaker that resembles wearable art, this graphic Puma is a chic addition to a casual weekend outfit.
The metallic accents on this Carlo Pazolini sneaker make for a statement shoe you can wear any time.
Try on these mustard-yellow lace-ups if you’re looking for an update on the classic Vans skater style.
If you’re in on the “ugly shoe” trend, a nice addition to your collection is this understated and oh-so-comfortable sneaker from J/Slides. With memory-foam insoles, it’s like a Tempur-Pedic for your feet.
J.Crew’s collaboration with New Balance has inspired three subtle color combos of the classic 620s style, including dark blue, this spring-y powder-blue version, and and Eva Chen-approved apple green.
A blush-colored sneaker in winter will act as subtle reminder of the spring season to come and really perks up neutrals.
Let’s hope the white sneaker trend never dies. This hi-top is clean and minimal with woven suede details. If you’re worried about keeping white shoes pristine during snow and slush season, weather proof them and remove any stains with these specialized shoe cleaners.
A sneaker for the girl who loves glitter boots.