10 Trendy Sneakers to Buy Your Fashionable Teen If You Want To Be The Cool Mom!

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Teen Sneaker Trends

There’s no debate that the go-to sneaker for teens this past couple of years has been Nike’s Air Force 1s. While they were the undeniable favorite for sneaker-obsessed Gen Z, a lot has happened since we last checked the sneaker scene. School is now online in many cities, and homeroom is quite literally at home. Sneakers, once a shoe worn only by athletes and sports enthusiasts, have turned into a fashion movement, prioritizing comfort while staying on-trend. It’s for that reason, kicks will continue to be the shoe of choice for your teen. So, what are they wearing now? These are our picks for the top 10 cool sneaker trends to buy your fashionable teen.

To learn how to style sneakers without looking frumpy, check out Erin’s video here. For more must-have shoes, this post is a must-read!

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Veja Suede V-10 Sneakers

Another pair of dependably comfy kicks from a fan-favorite label. These sneakers update the signature V-10 silhouette with hints of pastel color for a fresh version of a retro-inspired style.

Reebok VB Dual Court II Sneaker

These statement-making sneakers have been blowing up on Instagram. It’s no wonder with Victoria Beckham at the helm of this collab. Who knew Posh Spice could make silver look so cool?
Reebok x Victoria Beckham

Schutz Gizella Platform Sneaker

Your teen already has a closetful of black and white sole sneakers. It’s time to add tan and graphic soles to the mix. They transform even the most classic sneaker styles.

JSlides Nobel Genuine Shearling Platform Slip-On Sneaker

Slip-on sneakers are still sneakers, just a whole lot comfier and way easier to put on. If your teen struggles to wear anything other than leggings and t-shirts, this all-black pair from JSlides can be styled up or down.

Puma RS-Fast INTL Sneakers

If your kid is a sucker for color, these fun kicks will catch her attention. Celebrating the power of sports to unite the world, these vibrant shades are pulled from international flags for a look that’s made to be shown off.

Nike Air Force 1 Crater Sneaker

As we’ve established, everyone and their mother owns a pair of iconic white Air Force 1s. Refresh for 2021 and instead of repurchasing the go-to white, pick out a more stylized option.

Cariuma Catiba Pro

This past year, my kids have totally been into these sneakers. If your teen loves Vans, these are the 2.0 iteration. They’re sustainable, made from vegan materials, and incredibly comfortable.

Unisex UA HOVR™ Phantom Slip Pride TD Sportstyle Shoes

These running shoes pull double-duty for comfort and style. The shoe was created to celebrate all athletes — no matter who you love, how you look, where you’re from, or what sport you play.
Under Armour

Vans Anaheim Factory Old Skool Psychedelic Floral

Are you feeling groovy, baby? These sneakers will put your teen in a 1960s-70s mood with a psychedelic pattern that will spice up any outfit.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Lift High Top Platform

Everyone’s favorite high-top sneaker is getting a much-needed refresh in 2021. Case in point — this graphic, high-top platform. They’re still neutral so your teen can wear them with almost anything.
Amit Bloom
Amit is a loyal subscriber turned contributor from Miami, where she founded and edited an award-winning lifestyle magazine for over 20 years. The loves of her life are her husband and their two fiercely independent and creative kids. She has been known, however, to proclaim that her favorite child is their Shiba Inu, Zac.

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