These Are the Popular Sneakers Your Teens Will Have on Their Wish Lists This Year

Teen Sneaker Trends

New sneakers are literally unleashed into the world every week. Finding the ones that are actually worth spending money on, and the ones your super-picky teens actually want, can be a head-spinning task. From the latest Converse and Adidas collaborations to limited-edition Nikes, there’s an endless selection of new kicks your kids might have their eyes on. So, what are the new styles and teen sneaker trends for your sports enthusiast or fashionista? We curated quite a list! These are the popular sneakers your teens will be asking for this holiday season.

Explore all of our amazing holiday gift guides for even the most *difficult* people on your shopping list, here.


teen sneaker gift guide, gifts for teens, best holiday gifts for teens, trending senakers, teen sneaker trends

Let’s face it–we all love sneakers. If you’re into some of the new sneaker trends for yourself, learn how to style them without looking frumpy, here.
What sneakers have your kids been begging you for? Please share in the comments below! Be sure to sign up for the newsletter to take advantage of some incredible style resources and exclusive content here.

Thanks for reading!


Some Holiday Sparkle

These silver low tops will dress up or down any of her outfits—perfect for the holiday season.

Sneaker Splurge

Okay, so the price tag is pretty steep. But Virgil Abloh reimagines the high-top sneaker in a splurge-worthy way.

The Worn In Look

The teen boys’ answer to the grungy Golden Goose look...these are all the rage.

Floral & Different!

A painterly floral print brings new energy to this sporty low-top sneaker via a fun collab with the Finnish design house.

Hiking Sneakers

She loves the hiking sneaker trend but doesn’t like Converse? Don’t worry, Adidas has her covered.

Art Forward

Boys are also getting in on the Converse fun with these classic sneakers featuring a digital print of the Kings of Eqypt III artwork.


Step up her sneaker game with a little (ahem) eye-catching bling.

Too Cool For School

My 17-year-old son has already announced to me that he MUST have these shoes. That’s a pretty solid endorsement, in my opinion.

Stylish Platforms

Urban glam meets athletic good looks for your teen girl with these entrance-making platforms.

The IT Sneaker

No sneaker gift guide would be complete without the always-popular Air Force 1s. This latest edition adds a little houndstooth to spice things up.

New Take On An Old Favorite

Vans have also jumped on the platform craze, but these Port Royale wine-colored pair are perfect for the fall and winter season.

Fan Favorites

Suede detailing on the tongue and heel brings rugged contrast to his new favorite everyday kicks. P448 sneakers have a cult following for their style AND comfort. I've linked a few pairs with some cool details your teen girl will love.

Cool Camo

The ever-popular camo print gets a fresh, retro vibe makeover with these classic high tops.

Glam Golden Goose

Erin raves about the comfort level behind Golden Goose sneakers and you have to admit, they do have that “it’ factor. These would be a slam dunk gift for the teen girl in your life. In fact, just about everyone on Team Busbee has these on their wish list! Linking a few options...

New Chuck Taylors

Your girls’ favorite Chuck Taylors just got a platform upgrade and, yes, we’re loving it.

Super Fly

These mid-top basketball sneakers are not just for the court. As my son says, “they’re pretty fly!”
Amit Bloom, lifestyle writer Busbee Style
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.
Join the Conversation

3 thoughts on “These Are the Popular Sneakers Your Teens Will Have on Their Wish Lists This Year

Comments are closed.

Explore More

explore more
View All Posts

Dressy or Casual Thanksgiving? These 10 Outfit Ideas Are Easy (And Comfortable!)

There is a LOT to think of when preparing for Thanksgiving! Make your outfit choice…
Read + Shop

The Best Holiday Beauty Gifts That Will Sell Out Fast This Year!

Sharing some of my most favorite holiday beauty gifts that are sure to sell out…
Read Post

How To Say “Thank You” With Hostess Gifts That Aren’t Boring

Sharing the best gifts for the hostess on your list...including gifts that aren't boring!
Read Post