7 Fall 2023 Sneaker Trends That It-Girls Are Wearing All Season

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Fall is always an exciting time to embrace emerging fashion trends galore, from statement-making jackets to quiet luxury-inspired sunglasses. While sneakers never go out of style, each new season brings us innovative styles and breakout trends that prove the sky's the limit when it comes to comfortable shoes. This year, the ever-viral Adidas Sambas (and all their alternatives) are at the forefront, as are chunky and "ugly" silhouettes, retro details, and footwear takes on all of the moment's biggest overarching trends. Keep reading to see seven of the top fall sneaker trends of 2023, complete with picks to shop.

Sambas Silhouette

ICYMI, Adidas Sambas are the shoe of the moment, repeatedly selling out as countless celebrities (and all the rest of us) embrace the classic soccer style. If you're having trouble finding them in your size (or simply want more options), the Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66s are also growing in popularity, plus there are countless similar styles on the market leaning into the low-profile, slightly retro look. No matter which style you go with, the Sambas look is sure to make any outfit that much cooler.

Chunky Retro

If you love Sambas' nostalgic vibes but prefer a more substantial silhouette, you're in luck: chunky sneakers are still going strong and are taking on a more retro air this season. From pickleball-inspired shoes to colorful dad sneakers, there's something for every taste, and the chunky profile makes for an everyday power shoe that actually keeps your feet comfortable as you go about your day. Pick a color palette or unique detail that sparks joy, and you've surely found a staple that will last well beyond the fall shoe trend.

Sustainable Knits

Sustainable sneaker brands continue to grow in popularity, making it easier than ever to find styles you love. While eco-friendly sneakers are available in pretty much any material or silhouette these days, many celebrities and influencers have been leaning into a knit finish that's become a bit of a signature for sustainable footwear. There's something cozy about the look (like a sweater for your feet), and you can choose between an understated neutral, a statement shade, or a multicolored knit that leans into the textural appearance.

High Elevation

Fall is peak hiking season, as crisp temperatures and colorful leaves encourage more and more of us to enjoy low-impact exercise in the great outdoors. A sturdy pair of shoes is essential to take full advantage of the trails, and the good news is there are plenty of elevated options that will have you counting down the days to your next hike. Some of these styles are so wearable that you just may find yourself breaking them out for treks around the city, as well.

All About Hokas

Earlier this year, French brand Hoka's running shoes skyrocketed into becoming the shoe trend after being spotted on the likes of Harry Styles, Britney Spears, and Gigi and Bella Hadid. The comfortable sneakers are now an unlikely fashion icon, and they're here to stay as wearers galore embrace their cushioned design, intentionally bulky silhouette, and statement-making color options. We think they're great for a casual day of running errands, plus they'd be the perfect way to create unexpected ensembles via the wrong shoe theory.

Product Picks

Luxe Leather

A classic pair of white leather sneakers never goes out of style. Fall is the perfect time to lean into this, or alternatively, you can rock whichever color and style pairs well with your go-to leather pieces. Leather sneakers add a casually chic essence to any look, plus we love how easy they are to clean.

Space-Age Silver

Silver has undeniably been a defining color of 2023 across fashion, jewelry, and all things Renaissance tour, so it's no wonder that the trend has led to some of the most eye-catching sneakers we've ever seen. From shiny low-tops to metallic takes on some of the other fall sneaker trends, silver is a can't-miss-it upgrade to your footwear collection, and it works equally well as an everyday statement and as a party shoe.

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