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If you tend to get your fashion inspiration from Pinterest (all of us), you might have noticed that Pinterest dropped their list of trends for 2019 recently—and the findings are kind of a big deal for those who love to sport athleisure shoes. According to Pinterest, searches for "statement sneakers" are up by a lot (read: over 2,000%), and we are thrilled that our sneaker obsession is completely justified.
We know that tennis shoes are famously comfortable, and fortunately fashion-forward sneakers take a page out of that book. They have the feel of your favorite athletic shoes without resembling a running shoe (or your mom's old-school kicks), so you won't look like you came straight from the gym. We see them gracing fashion runways (think: Chanel, Versace, Valentino) and models and influencers sporting them on the reg (hey, Gigi Hadid).
Statement sneakers are the cool-girl shoe that we can get behind. Below, the pairs we want to wear everywhere in 2019.
Diane Von Furstenberg Tess Lace-Up Sneaker
An update to the classic white kick, these fashion-forward sneakers have bold graphic stripes and a playful floral print that can be paired with leggings or your favorite denim. Bonus: They don't look weird with tights, so you can sport them in winter with a dress or skirt too.
Madewell x Veja Esplar Low Sneakers in Star-Embroidered Gold Leather
Nike Air Force 1 Jester High XX Sneaker
Bershka Embellished Hiker Sneaker
Tory Sport Ruffle Trainer
Tretorn Nylite Snake-Printed Sneakers
FILA Luminance Sneaker
Thick-soled white kicks were everywhere last year, but now we're trading in our classic white sneakers for something with a bit more personality. Enter: colorblocking. If you were late to jump on the FILA trend, give these vibrant platform sneakers a go.