Styled is powered by Vocal creators. You support Charlotte Burgundy by reading, sharing and tipping stories... more

Styled is powered by Vocal.
Vocal is a platform that provides storytelling tools and engaged communities for writers, musicians, filmmakers, podcasters, and other creators to get discovered and fund their creativity.

How does Vocal work?
Creators share their stories on Vocal’s communities. In return, creators earn money when they are tipped and when their stories are read.

How do I join Vocal?
Vocal welcomes creators of all shapes and sizes. Join for free and start creating.

To learn more about Vocal, visit our resources.

Show less

Best Sneaker Trends of 2018

Flashy, Fancy, Colorful, and Cool—Here are the best sneaker trends of 2018!

People feel strongly about their sneakers, and they're always on the lookout for the newest, trendiest, and hottest thing out there. Are you one of those people looking for the best sneaker trends of spring 2018? We've got you, boo.  Here's the lowdown on the best gum soles, metallic sneakers, dad sneakers, and top sneakers out there!

Nike Air Max, Air Force: Or Air ANYTHING!

Nike is one of the sneakers of the moment, with their Air line being hotter than ever! Whether you're going for high tops or white sneakers like these Air Max babies, you'll be looking good!

(The Air line has a badass orange high top Air Jordan that you should check out too!)

Gum Soles

Thinking retro? Want to go old school? Then think about gum soles, they're one of the year's hottest sneaker trends. Gum soles are those yellowish rubber soles that make us think of junior high gym class. They're usually attached to cool retro shoe too!

As a bonus, those yellow soles don't show dirt and wear as much either, so you'll be getting some value in a classic (but trendy!) shoe look that will last for years!

Check out Vans for some great styles, or try these, by Puma.

Retro Trainers

Nordstrom Online & In Store: Shoes, Jewelry, Clothing, Makeup, Dresses
Free shipping. Free returns. All the time. Shop online for shoes, clothing, jewelry, dresses, makeup and more from top brands. Make returns in store or by mail.

Another one of the sneaker trends for this year is the vintage trainer. These come in great colors, or as white sneakers, and will take you back to the 70s and 80s with their vintage styling.

These sneakers are built on the same concept as the first Nike trainers and that makes them as practical for running and working out as it does make them vintage high fashion!

You don't have to spend a lot to get a great, retro look! Try these classic nylon trainers by Reebok.

Sock Boot Sneakers

Want something truly different and totally high fashion? Then try a sock boot sneaker! It's a sock! It's a boot! It's a sneaker! It's walking the runways!

The sock-top shoe (and boot) has been a rising trend for more than a hot minute. Now, even some of the biggest fashion designers have noticed and have some great looks for you. They're selling out at Nordstrom's and Barneys, so if you see some you love, you'd better jump on them!

Feeling adventurous? Then give this a try!

The Metallic Sneaker

Nordstrom Online & In Store: Shoes, Jewelry, Clothing, Makeup, Dresses
Free shipping. Free returns. All the time. Shop online for shoes, clothing, jewelry, dresses, makeup and more from top brands. Make returns in store or by mail.

Right at the top of the list of best sneaker trends for 2018 is the metallic sneaker. Gold, silver, bronze, we love them all.

Whether you're getting a gold shoe from Kate Spade and Keds or a silver Badgley Mischka sneaker that's embellished with crystals, this is another sneaker trend that will keep you in high fashion.

These crystal embellished sneakers are great, but check out your local JC Penny's or Rack Room for a look that's easier on the pocketbook.

Orthopedics and Dad Sneakers

You know the ones we're talking about. White sneakers. Thick soles. Looks like they'd have a lot of support.

First they told us to check out that dad bod. Now they're telling us to check out the sneaks your dad (or grandpa) would wear.

They're also HOT.

Look for brands like New Balance and just enjoy not only how comfortable they are but how STYLISH.

Who knew this would be a sneaker trend?

Or you can always go old school and just get some New Balance Kicks.

White Sneakers

Have you noticed what we've said a lot about white sneakers? That's because spring 2018 saw a lot of on-trend white sneakers.

The white sneaker trend is hot and here to stay.

Celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Hailey Baldwin have all been stepping out in white kicks for a year, and that's just the beginning.

Part of the hype and interest links to the Dad sneakers trend, but there is also a tie-in to the relaunch of Adidas' Stan Smiths for spring 2018.

Check out what is definitely one of the best sneaker trends for 2018!

That 90s Vibe

Brush up on 90s toys and 90s TV shows because the 90s as a reference and a fashion inspiration are stronger than ever! It's not too late to try the spring 2018 sneaker trend that links fun 90s nostalgia with sneakers!

One look we love is the Lisa Frank and Reebok collaboration that adds colorful unicorns to a goth background. They're sold by Hot Topic. How cool and 90s is that?

High Tops

One of the best sneaker trends of 2018 has been the return of high tops like the Lisa Frank ones above. Chuck Taylors never go out of style, of course, but beyond Converse, there were other great top sneakers to try in high top styles!

High tops now are sock-top, mesh top, or even old-school leather. There's lots of choices!

Velcro Sneakers

Yes. We said velcro sneakers. Some will debate whether this is one of the BEST sneaker trends of 2018, but some will love it!

It's a throwback to childhood, and Selena Gomez and Mary-Kate Olsen both love it. So how bad can it be?

Combine it with the white sneaker look and you'll have amazing street style!

And look! Even one of the Olsen twins is doing it! 

Alexander McQueen High Fashion....Velcro Sneakers

It's not too late for 2018.

There's still plenty of time to try these best sneaker trends of 2018!

Charlotte Burgundy
Charlotte Burgundy

A reformed alcoholic, Charlotte has finally learned to enjoy in moderation. She is a total wine lover who will go wherever the best product is. Wine festivals in New York? Vineyards in France? The simple home of an Italian matriarch? She’ll sip the best of what the world has to offer and tell you all about it.

Now Reading
Best Sneaker Trends of 2018
Read Next
Different Ways to Style Boyfriend Jeans