As sneakers continue to trend on the streets, runways and even on red carpets, the shoe shows no sign of falling out of style. Designed with comfort in mind, it makes total sense on why the athletic shoe continues to reign.
In 2018, FN awarded the Fila Disruptor 2 the Shoe of the Year. The fun, chunky silhouette of the shoe tapped into the ’90s nostalgia trend we’re continuing to see soar in all facets of our culture, from TV reboots to fashion crazes. Several other footwear companies have added the thick trainer style to the market, giving you several options to fit your preference.
As comfort and athletic footwear continue to gain acceptance in the fashion world, it’s about time you jumped on the trend.
We’ve selected the trendiest sneakers for women in the game. Take a look below.
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1. Fila Disruptor 2
The Fila Disruptor 2 was the 2018 recipient of FN’s highly coveted Shoe of the Year Award and continues to shine. This chunky shoe comes in an array of colorways and is a nostalgic nod to the original Fila Disruptor that was designed in the ’90s.
Pros: With a padded tongue and ankle collar, these shoes are on-trend while giving support and cushioning to your feet.
Cons: Users may find the shoes run on the smaller side.
2. Reebok Classic Nylon Sneaker
The Reebok Classic Nylon sneaker is a classic throwback designed with maximum comfort. The shoe has an EVA foam sock liner and an upper made of a combination of suede or synthetic and nylon. You don’t have to compromise style for comfort with this shoe.
Pros: It’s a stylish shoe with a minimum-to-no break-in time.
Cons: The shoe tends to run narrow, so size up accordingly.
3. Skechers Women's D'Lites
This Skechers shoe is a bold sneaker that is durable. Built with contrasting mesh panels and collar panels that keep the feet nice and ventilated, you don’t have to worry about sweaty feet. The shoes also have a super-lightweight, shock-absorbing midsole so you use them as an everyday shoe if desired.
Pros: The shoes are comfortable all day and slip-resistant.
Cons: The shoes are made from non-memory foam, so users with high arches might not find them supportive.