Sneakers Are as Seasonless as It Gets: 29 Fresh Pairs to Wear Now and Forever

No, it’s not just you—everyone’s buying fall clothes right now. And yes even though I’m clinging to summer as much as I can, I’m one of those early birds stocking up on sweaters and boots as we speak. That feeling of suddenly needing to buy new things at the top of each season (even if you don’t exactly need them) is sort of like buying fresh notebooks before a new school year— it’s a mood booster that also makes you feel prepared. Yet realistically wearing anything remotely fall-like right now will leave you melting in the late summer heat. To scratch the itch of newness and for something you can actually wear right away, I love to turn to seasonless staples like sneakers. Think about it: you can wear them all 365 days of the year and not really feel out of place. And if instant gratification is the goal, then buying new sneakers makes a bit more sense than splurging on a pair of boots you can’t wear until October. With all of this in mind, I have just the pairs to consider for the task. From ultra sporty shapes to classic styles with a hint of trendy, I’d advocate adding each of the below 29 pairs to your collection now. 

Since you likely already own these in white or black, this creamy neutral hue is a smart addition.

It’s fair to say these will never go out of style.

If you thought Forums were interesting, these have a gradient 3 stripe detail.

The fashion crowd can’t get enough of New Balance sneakers, but this silhouette feels fresh and less obvious.

Although technically you can wear these year-round, suede looks right on point for fall.

It’s only a matter of time before these are on every fashion person’s feet.

It’s all about that blue and white combo.

The retro vibes are strong.

These sneakers are akin to a white t-shirt—they’re seasonless and you can wear them with anything.

I’m thoroughly on the Asics wave right now.

The hyper sporty trend is still going strong.

Air Max 97s are for a specific type of person: risk-takers who like to try a bit more unconventional silhouettes.

Butter yellow lives on!

I’ve worn out my pair of Salomons wearing them from Rome to Mexico, this all-black pair is next on my list.

All of the big names make white sneakers, but I love how these are void of logos and are just plainly cool.

…And the cool Adidas collaborations don’t stop coming. 

Just imagine these styled with light wash straight-leg jeans—really the perfect foundation for a casual outfit.

You already know these will be going fast.

Not many people buy yellow sneakers, and that’s precisely the point—it’s guaranteed to make you stand out.

I’ve heard so many great things about this brand.

I’m always finding new details to obsess over when it comes to sneakers and gum soles are my current favorite. 

The juxtaposition between the black sole and white upper is so striking.

Amiri has a devoted following, hence why these are almost sold out.

I’ve loved Common Projects forever, and their Achilles sneaker looks just as chic years later.

While most sneakers are gender neutral, I don’t think I’ve seen so many women and men simultaneously flock over a single pair of sneakers ever.

If I had $700, I’d know exactly what to do with it.

Gola is a tad more under the radar but definitely worth looking into.

Golden Goose sneakers are divisive, but for the people that love them, they really love them.

I can’t think of a reason not to get these.

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