Sneaker trends tend to be cyclical in nature, with the same themes and styles coming back every few years or so. We’ve already seen the beginnings of many of these themes show up in the last few months, but next year and beyond will bring them into even greater prominence. Read on to find out what the five biggest sneaker trends are going to be over the next few years, along with some tips to get ahead of them and beat everyone else to market.
Trend 1: Era-Defining Retro Lows
While the era-defining high-top will never go out of style, we’re seeing a resurgence in low top sneakers that are reminiscent of the 80’s and 90’s. These kicks may not be as popular as they once were, but they’re making a comeback with new materials and updated silhouettes that are perfect for everyday wear. As you can tell from our list below, the retro low top is one trend that will continue to dominate sneaker culture well into 2020.
Trend 2: Midsize, Minimal Running Shoes
The next trend to look out for is midsize, minimal running shoes. As sneakers continue to shrink in size, we’ll be seeing more and more midsize silhouettes on the market. Brands like Nike have already begun releasing these smaller-scale footwear options and they’re gaining traction with sneakerheads looking for something a little different.
Trend 3: Classic Retro Running Shoes
During the 1980’s, everyone wanted to be seen in their Adidas or Nike running shoes. This trend has resurfaced and is still going strong today with the release of new brands like New Balance bringing back their original styles and colors. All these sneakers have a classic look that will never go out of style, which is why this trend should stick around for the rest of 2022.
Trend 4: All-White Models
If you’re looking to get a head start on the next trend, look no further than Kanye West. Recently he has been spotted in all-white Yeezy Boosts 350s, Nike Air Jordans and Balenciaga Triple S sneakers that are completely monochrome.
Trend 5: More Millennial, Youth-Oriented Styles
In this age of social media, it’s all about the feed. With Instagram and other platforms like Snapchat being so prevalent among the younger generation, brands have had to adapt their marketing strategies to fit the demands of this new generation. This is why you will see a lot more millennial, youth-oriented styles in sneakers over the next few years. In order to stay relevant with today’s youth, brands are changing up their designs by offering more trendy and offbeat styles for those who want something unique.