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8 Pairs of Flashy Sneakers to Make Any Outfit More Fun

The best part about sneakers being part of the street style lexicon is that you get to feel fashion-y and comfortable all at the same time — and that goes double if your sneakers are metallic or covered in sparkles. Turn to the flashy sneaker to add a commuter-friendly touch of whimsy to any outfit. There are plenty of good options that won’t set you back quite as much as customizable Gucci high-tops (though of course, those are cool too). Scroll down for eight below.

Best Metallic

Women’s Kam Glitter Sneaker

You’re never too old for shoes that sparkle.

Best Glitter

Nike Classic Cortez metallic leather sneakers

These shiny gold Nikes will steal the show every time.

Best Luxe Athleisure

Words Scale Me Velvet Sneaker

Get in on the texture of the season without sacrificing comfort.

For the Boho Loyalist

Women’s Originals Superstar Shoes

Yes, bohemian style tribe, you too can be flashy! Embrace your inner hypebeast with a floral Adidas Superstar.

For the Hopeless Romantic


These shiny hearts on shiny white shoes will soften any harsh winter outfit (or soul).

For the Ultimate Trendsetter

PUMA x FENTY by Rihanna Lavender Bow Sneakers

It doesn’t get more of-the-moment than Puma x Fenty.

Best Under-$100 Option

Superga 2750 Metallic Sneaker

The easiest way to add a bit of sparkle without breaking the bank (with bonus points for it-brand Superga)

Best Pastel Option

Converse + Mara Hoffman Chuck Taylor All Star ‘70 embroidered canvas high-top sneakers

If you’re going with a non-glitter, non-metallic option, it had better be Rihanna (see above) or a collage of color.

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8 Pairs of Flashy Sneakers to Make Any Outfit More Fun