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.

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Teen Sneaker Trends

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Dekkan the Halls

She loves sports but also wants to look on-trend? We’ve got her covered with the Veja Dekkan Bastille sneaker.

The IT Sneaker

No sneaker gift guide would be complete without the always-popular Air Force 1s. This latest edition is simply known as the 1 PLT.AF.ORM.

Yin & Yang

Urban glam meets athletic good looks with these Yin Yang Platforms by Soludos. The terry embroidery makes a fuzzy-fun statement for your teen girl.

Sole Sister

Your girls’ favorite Chuck Taylors just got a lug sole upgrade with the Converse Run Star Motion CX Platform and, yes, we’re loving it.

Gimme a Boost

Another shoe that continues to dominate each year is Adidas Ultraboost. This elevated design by Stella McCartney will literally give her a step up.

In Revolt

The Palladium Revolt Lo TX Sneaker is the perfect lug sole-sneaker hybrid that will complement all her looks!

Holiday Hologram

These Vans Sk8-Hi Tapered Stackforms in Butterfly Dreams will dress up or down any of her outfits—perfect for the holiday season.

Get Hooked

Athleticism meets high style with the Hoka Clifton 8 Running Shoe in 13 different colors!

Up in Flames

These Straye Logan Bone Flame shoes are giving Vans a run for the money with their sleek suede details and go-with-anything style.

Retro Days

The Nike Retro GTS sneaker comes in 6 different colors and is a 90s throwback skate shoe. It also doubles as a teen boys’ version of a dress shoe.

TRX are for Kids

Adidas TRX Vintage Sneaker features the brand’s iconic stripes making it the perfect pairing for both hoodies and button-downs alike.

Too Cool for School

My 18-year-old son and all his friends have announced that they MUST have Nike Dunk High Retros. That’s a pretty solid endorsement!

Sneaker Splurge

Okay, so the price tag is pretty steep. But Air Jordan 4 Retro Zen Master is a sought-after modern classic that’s always splurge-worthy.

Vans Guard

Vans Sk8 Hi Tapered shoes are another sneaker classic that continues to evolve season after season with updated styles and colors. This Eco Theory Multi Black version is a sure-fire winner!

Super Fly

The legendary Adidas Top Ten basketball shoes are reimagined for today’s fashion and are not just for the court. As my son says, “They’re pretty fly!”


Converse never disappoints when updating their Chuck Taylor high tops. These Khaki Mixed Materials kicks are a more polished version of the classic.

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