In the last few years, white sneakers have been the go-to when you want to dress down an outfit while looking stylish at the same time. The downside to the style? They show every last scratch and dirty smudge, unless you’re meticulous about babying them. Plus if you’re dressed in super-simple clothes, they could feel a little boring.
That’s where metallic sneakers come in: They’re a secret weapon to making even jeans and a white T-shirt feel fresh. Before you question the versatility of a flashy pair of gold or silver kicks, just think of them as jewelry. They add that extra punch much like a pair of earrings would. From rose-gold platforms, to silvery snakeskin high-tops, these are the ones to buy now.
Converse Chuck Taylor Silver Sneakers
The shiny silver faux snakeskin high-tops are the ideal counterpoint to spring’s best white pieces, like skinny jeans or a midi dress.
Axel Arigato Cap-Toe Leather and Metallic Sneakers
In the shoe world, Axel Arigato is somewhat of a new kid on the block. Launching in 2014, the brand has a steadily rising favorite among sneaker heads for their minimalist approach and sleek designs. If you’re worried about diving head first into metallic sneakers, start by trying it with subtle accents like this rose-gold cap-toe style.
So you’re looking for the equivalent of shoulder-grazing earrings? Then go for this copper pair — the super shiny finish combined with the unusual color will have people stopping to compliment your sneakers.