Fashion

8 Street Smart Sneakers for the Grown-Up Cool Kid

Sneakers are everywhere right now, gracing the collections of high-end labels like Balenciaga to the latest J. Crew style guide to savvy collaborations like Man Repeller x Superga. They're the perfect way to keep a trendy outfit grounded, giving you an edge of I-just-threw-this-on street cred. We'd love to lace up these eight pairs this fall.

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They're the antithesis of heels — but not of style

Sneakers are everywhere right now, gracing the collections of high-end labels like Balenciaga to the latest J. Crew style guide to savvy collaborations like Man Repeller x Superga. They're the perfect way to keep a trendy outfit grounded, giving you an edge of I-just-threw-this-on street cred. We'd love to lace up these eight pairs this fall.

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Gola Retro Classic Sneaker

Suede, canvas, and pleasantly worn-in, these shoes will only look better the more you scuff them up.

$58, freepeople.com.

Nike Free Run

The brand is classic. The metallic silver? Not so much. These are the kind of shoes you'd wear to work out on the moon.

$110, nike.com.

Cotton Candy Calpyso Sneakers

No one says bright colors have to die when summer does. These Superga sneakers are just begging you to have a good day.

$75, modcloth.com.

Vans Chukka Mid Top

Nobody does a sneaker with attitude quite like Vans. These are men's shoes, but that makes them even cooler—just order two sizes smaller than what you'd normally wear in women's shoes.

$65, vans.com.

Oat Shoes Skin Green

Walking helps the environment, and walking in these sneakers helps out even more. Oat Shoes come with seeds embedded in the bottom, so after you've worn them out, bury them in a pot — within days, you'll have a tangle of wildflowers.

€139,00, oatshoes.com.

Lakai Manchester

If there's an argument against wearing sunny yellow sneakers all day every day, I don't want to hear it. This cult sneaker brand makes punchy skater shoes that rival Vans (plus, your friends probably haven't heard of them).

$61, lakai.com.

Nike Action Mogan Mid 2

If you like your sneakers to command the attention of the room (or basketball court), you'll want something multicolored and high-topped. These Nikes do all the talking so you can focus on your game.

$72, zappos.com.

Adidas Originals Superstar 2

Your little brother may have worn these in junior high, but they're back — and begging to be paired with skinny jeans. A clean white kick is a classic for a reason. (No shame in scrubbing them with a toothbrush.)

$70, zappos.com.

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