The past few seasons have seen sneakers go from a dull wardrobe staple to an on-trend wardrobe essential. The best part is the vast selection out there—there’s a fun mix of iconic brands like Adidas and Fila creating new spins on classic styles, while newcomers to the market are introducing elements like fair trade and natural treatments. Among the emerging favorites, there’s Veja—a French brand that works with cooperatives in Brazil on small batch, fair trade shoes—and Karhu, a Finnish-based running shoe that feel both old school and modern at the same time.
Trend-wise, we’re seeing classic styles get modern updates via muted palettes—lots of white, pastels, and touches of metallic. There’s also a chunky silhouette that nods to the ‘90s, especially in bright neon colors like the Nike Lab x Comme des Garçons Air Max 180 sneakers. Another sneaker trend that’s here to stay for the foreseeable future is the logomania—Balenciaga we’re looking at you.
The best part? Here at Barneys, our clever Buying team works directly with our favorite brands—including Veja, Golden Goose, Helena & Kristie, New Balance, FILA, Off-White, adidas, and more—to create Exclusively Ours styles you can’t get elsewhere. Scroll on for the coolest, most exclusive, and most fun sneakers of the season.