8 fashion sneaker styles to try this season – Which one is your favorite?

by Liz Hands

The best fashion sneakers for women over 40 to try this season | 40plusstyle.com

It’s not often that style and comfort come together. But, that is exactly what has happened for this spring and summer.

While sneakers have never been, and will never be, out of style, they are absolutely bang-on-trend this season, especially if you opt for a platform design.

All of the top-name fashion houses sent models down the SS18 runways wearing sneakers, with the emphasis on “more is more” embellishments.

Here are a few of the designer fashion sneakers for women over 40 we loved!

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Gucci ‘loved’ sneakersChristian Louboutin slip-onsValentino Garavani rock stud sneakerPrada lace-ups

Thankfully, though, it doesn’t matter whether you have a designer budget or not. The high street now has plenty of interpretations of all of the styles from the big brands!

Here are our favorites.

Floral sneakers

These are a fantastic way to add some floral feminity to an outfit this spring. They add instant oomph to even a simple tee and jeans!

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JSlides floral sneakerLinea Paolo embroidered mule sneakerNine West blue embroidered sneaker (also in white) – JSlides embroidered platform sneaker

Platform Sneakers

Look at any fashionista’s Instagram page and you’ll see that sneakers seem to have replaced stilettos this season. There’s definitely more Addidas around than four-inch heels. And, the biggest trend is for Platform sneakers, which add height, without discomfort!

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Gentle Souls Haddie star sneakerSteve Madden Gills leopard printBernardo Footwear Susan wedge sneakerJSlides Alyssa gold slip-on

Embellished Sneakers

Whether adorned with beads, ribbons, embroidery, or all three, sneakers have never been so attention-seeking!

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Lauren Lorraine Pam embellished platform sneakerVince Camuto studded slip-onPuma ribbon-tie sneakerSteven Madden Fiasco sneaker

Gold Sneakers and Silver Sneakers

We’re a huge fan of wearing metallic shoes as neutrals as an alternative to white. They really do go with everything, adding a glam look to daywear.

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Steve Madden Lion embellished sneakerKenneth Cole platform sneakerKenneth Cole New York Kam sneakerTop Shop Tommy slip-ons

White Sneakers

While embellished, embroidered and floral sneakers are designed to be statement pieces, white sneakers allow the rest of your outfit to shine. They’re the perfect way to dress down an outfit which could otherwise be over-the-top for day-to-day wear. That’s not to say, though, that you can’t add a few metallic or pearl details!

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Steve Madden Lynn embellished platform sneakersMichael Kors Irving sneakersConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low top sneakersConverse Chuck Taylor All Star platform sneakers

Knitted Sneakers

Surely the ultimate in comfort, sock boot sneakers appeared on the catwalks of Balenciaga, Miu Miu and Fendi. They’re a hybrid of a sock and a sneaker, using knitted material that you simply slip your feet into!

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Steve Madded Sly hidden wedge floral sneakerFitFlop uberknit silver sock sneakerNaturalizer Selena pink sneaker bootMichael Kors Skylar knit black-and-white bootie

High-top Sneakers

High-top sneakers first appeared way back in 1917 when Converse introduced their iconic All Stars. Now, they’re just as popular, but they can be tricky to wear.

Our favorite way is with wide-legged cropped pants, leaving a peek of bare leg, to keep your body proportions right.

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Converse Mara All Star high topsSteve Madden Shady pink sneakerSteve Madden Wedgie high top sneakerMarc Fisher LTD Ryley Platform sneaker

Arch support sneakers

While most sneakers are already very comfy, there are some which offer even better support and which would be particularly suitable (and stylish!) if you suffer from Plantar Fasciitis. We’ve already featured some brands above which would be great for offering extra support, such as FitFlop, Naturalizer, Ecco and Gentle Souls. But here are a few more suggestions!

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Sofft Ariana sneakerVionic Bobbi sneakerEarth Tangor perforated sneakerBernie Mev Elwood sneakers

Do you already have lots of sneakers in your wardrobe? Or are you planning to invest in a new pair for this spring and summer? Let us know what your favorite style is!!

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Greetje

I have two pairs from Essentiel Antwerp and they are fantastic. I might buy another pair this year.


2 Liz Hands

Thanks for the tip on Essentiel Antwerp Greetje! They have lovely embellished sneakers this season!


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