If youâre the sneakerhead we are, youâre probably snoopy about the hottest 2021 sneaker trends. Whether you need it to set your copping list, your must-have list, or simply curious… weâve got your back mate! Hereâs a small cheat sheet we created that will blow the fashion junkiesâ minds. But before you check the list, weâll do a tiny recap of 2020âs sneaker trends!
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2020 had some pretty cool trends to match our every mood. From the Dunk comeback to J Balvinâs festive Jordans, we could barely keep up! So what did we get right from our last yearâs predictions? Youâll be happy to know that we almost got them all. However, we admit that transparent kicks will probably never be a thing. Not because theyâre not cool, but because theyâre not the most practical piece of footwear. Despite what the Kardashians would like us to believe. So which of these trends will stay with us and which will be replaced? Weâll find out soon enough!
Bubye ankle-free sneakers!Â And yes, we do mean itâs time for you to let go of your basic white Air force 1! We bet you wore the hell out of them during the past year. So itâs certainly time to upgrade and switch to the rise if you want your look to stand out in 2021! As if we needed another reason to love our Jordan 1 highs. Now high ankle kicks are IN and weâre warming our bots to start copping. The trend is already appearing in 2020. Hello? Turdunkens and Bodegaâs Legend Dunk High are proof enough. And the best part is they can be paired with anything!Â Jeans, dresses, skirts, you name it. Besides, they get pretty helpful during the cold weather, especially if theyâre winterized.
Supreme x Air Jordan 1
These new kicks mimic the 18-year-old 2003 Supreme Nike SB Dunk High collection but only better. We already know weâre getting the Dunks back in 2021 and in new colorways. So will one outshine the other? The new Supreme Jordan 1 combines the OG Air Jordan 1 silhouette with the famous golden star graphics on the uppers.Â
Air Jordan 1 High OG âVolt Goldâ
Well, you definitely wonât lose the kicks with its strong ankle colors. And you know how much we love us colorful Jordans. The kicks will be a great addition to your high-ankle sneaker rotation. Make sure you donât miss out on that release with AIO Bot!
Release Date: January 9th, 2021
Retail Price: $170
Color-blocked Chunky Sneaker Trends
Yep, the ugly dad shoes are killing it for another year! Not any chunky shoes though, only the ones with cool colors! Well, why not? Theyâre comfy, stylish, AND make your legs look longer and slender compared to their gigantic size. Although theyâre probably not for everyone, you should go for whatever floats your boat. If youâre feelinâ it, you should definitely be wearinâ it. And thatâs why these sneaker trends are always in.
Sacai x Nike Vaporwaffle
The Sacai Nike collab is expanding its collection with 4 new colorways in 2021. The kicks that dropped in November and December of 2020 will be coming back even better. This yearâs kicks were definitely worth copping because theyâre reselling for some good cash! And if Chitose Abe is good at anything, itâs layering and her choice of colors. The 4 new colorways are chunky, colorful, and awesome. And weâll keep you up to date once weâve got the real tea! But what we know so far is that the kicks will come in purple, sail, sesame, and black colorways.
Adidas Yeezy 700 Boost âBright Blueâ and âSunâ
West responds to the peopleâs criticism of his monochrome Yeezy shoe line with bright colors on the Yeezy 700! And we donât know how to feel about them. We kinda get why he goes for neutrals now. Color mixing is obviously not his forte. The kicks will be available in 2021 for $300. Who knows? Maybe the kicks will be a hit, especially for being so different from older colorways.
Nike Air Max 90 âSpruce Limeâ
These are the Air Max 90 weâve been waiting for since 1990. The OG colorway of Tinker Hatfieldâs 90s never got its due from the Swoosh. So 31 years later, weâd say itâs about time!
Release Date: Early 2021
Retail Price: $180
Plain White Sneakers
Plain white sneakers are simply dope and always in. Why? Because you can never go wrong when wearing them! They literally go with everything and save you the hassle of matching when youâre in a rush. In that case, you can always go with the OG Adidas Superstar, Stan Smith, or even Nike Cortez. But if you wanna spice things up and donât mind the wait, there are plenty of upcoming white kicks!
Air Jordan 1 Low Center Court
The new design follows the footsteps of the white-on-white sneaker released in December 2020, with a twist. These took center stage after they appeared in an episode of âThe Last Danceâ. The sneakers will feature a bold red stripe on top of its heel wings overlays. The Air Jordan 1 Center Court covers it all. The sugar, the spice and will make your look in 2021 magnificently nice.
Release Date: January 2021
Retail Price: $135
You donât expect the year to finish off without a touch of crazy, do you? And when we talk crazy, we surely mean Mr. West. Kanye proves, once again, his futuristic vision in the shoe industry! The highly mocked Yeezy Foam Runner could be 2021âs NEW THING. It certainly caused a fair share of sneaker gossip in 2020. Thatâs not all though, because Yeezy 700 V3 certainly checks all the boxes for a futuristic sneaker. So, if Nikeâs Air Mag took us back to the future, the new Yeezys will bring the future to us!
Adidas Yeezy 451
Although inspired by bulky retros, the Yeezy 451 has the full futuristic look package. The new dumpling-looking shoe might hit the shelves sometime in February 2021 for $180! Or at least, we hope it does after all the teasers.
Adidas Yeezy 700 V3 âKyaniteâ
Whatâs a better name for your kicks than something that rings like Kanyeâs name? So anyway, this is a pair of Yeezy 700 V3 that looks futuristic and not over-the-top. So far, we know that the white and blue kicks will drop in 2021 and will retail for $200! Letâs hope we get more in-depth info soon.
Classics dug their way into the modern lifestyle in 2020 and grew on us fast and deep. We spotted them on runways, on bloggers, on fashion icons, and surely on your feet in 2021! They are, after all, the silhouettes that remind us of the good old days! So better take them Superstars and Old Skool Vans out of the closets, itâs time to rock them, again.
New Balance BB550
Have you been watching social media pages carefully? Because thereâs no doubt you noticed that New Balance is stepping their game up featuring their OG style. We definitely believe that New Balance will have its moment in 2021 showcasing the best nostalgic silhouettes! In fact, the retro colors are coming back as a tribute to 1989. So really, if youâre looking for some vintage feels, we gotchu.
2021 Sneaker Trends Wrap Up
With all said and done, itâs time for you to use those 5 sneaker trends to win your 2021 shoe game. But through all of this, make sure you have one constant: AIO Bot. AIO is the all-in-one bot that kept us going through thick n thin and will continue to do so! So pack up boys, itâs time to go on a cooking roll with your sneaker bots!