The Best 7 Sneakers for Women in 2021
Women's fashion has come a long way from the days when high heels were the only acceptable footwear style. Comfort is now just as crucial as stylish good looks, which makes sneakers the perfect option.
No longer just for sportswear, sneakers are the ideal footwear for a range of occasions and are available in many different colours and styles. Here’s a look at the top seven styles that should be in women’s wardrobes for 2021.
#1: Puma Cell Phase
Founded in 1948, the leaping cat logo of Puma is another iconic image. Now operating in more than 118 countries globally, this enormous international brand has a reputation for promoting positive environmental practice.
The Cell Phase sneakers use cutting edge CELL technology which combines a sleek silhouette with plump cushioning. The end result is a shoe that is comfortably lightweight yet also stable and durable.
#2: Skechers Women’s Flex Appeal 3.0
Compared to some of the other brands, Skechers is a bit of a newbie as it was only founded in 1992. However, its appeal has rocketed since the brand was launched, and its range of footwear is synonymous with style and comfy leisurewear.
Although Skechers are less about high-performance and hard-core sports, the Flex Appeal 3.0 means you can be active while remaining comfortable. The bungee laces provide just enough support and make them easy to slip on and off, ideal for those with a busy lifestyle.
#3: Converse Chuck Taylor 70s OX
Are there any sneakers that are more iconic than a pair of low-top Converse? Set up in 1908 from a rubber shoe factory, the brand helped out during World War II by making military footwear. Since then, it's gone on to be known worldwide for its infamous canvas laced sneakers that always bear their star insignia.
Nike bought Converse in 2003, and their performance on the stock market ever since has proven that the purchase was a smart move. Even in 2021, this classic pair of Converse low-tops, available in a range of colours, should be a fundamental part of any woman's footwear.
#4: Vans Women’s Slip-on Core Classics
If you're aiming for a smart casual look, a pair of Vans adds effortless street cred, dialling down the formality without looking scruffy. The classic styling of this canvas sneaker looks good on everyone, and with the enormous choice of colours and patterns means you can always find a pair of Vans for what you're wearing.
The slip-on design means they're not intended for hard-core sport, but if you want to stand on your feet for a long time, do a lot of walking or just enjoy feeling comfortable, Vans are what you need.
#5: Everlane Court Sneaker
When you pull on your sneakers, it would be good to have a clear conscience - and that's just what you'll get with Everlane. The leather comes from a gold-certified tannery that has the highest standards in place for environmental practices.
But there's more, the sole is approximately 94% free of the dreaded virgin plastic, while inside, you'll find a lining that is made from 100% recycled polyester.
So with the green credentials firmly in place, the only thing that's left to check out is the design. And that gets a bit thumbs up, too, with a retro, simple styling which fits with the brand's ethos.
#6: Adidas Ultraboost
Adidas is one of the most iconic sports brands around, with its famous three stripes. However, despite the fact it's now hitting a record high on the stock market, it's had a tumultuous history and, at one point, faced bankruptcy.
After hitting that low point in 1993, Adidas has bounced back to become one of the top-level global brands for trading in CFDs within sportswear. Their sneakers are worn all around the world, and they collaborate with top designers for special editions. The Ultraboost is the perfect example of this. Renowned for its functionality and breathability, the Ultraboost sneaker got a makeover when Adidas joined forces with Stella McCartney.
The end result is a pair of sneakers that perform at the highest level while enjoying designer aesthetics.
#7: Reebok Classic Renaissance Sneaker
We finish our list with the sneakers that started our love affair: the classic white Reebok. Still as in demand now as it was back then, don’t be fooled by the vintage design. The sneaker features some cutting edge technology for improved walking, comfort and shock absorption.
You can slip these on whether you’re planning on running a marathon, walking the dog or just taking a stroll around the shops.