Up until recently, I never considered myself to be a sneaker person. Given the chance, I would opt for boots or heels for my everyday outfits, what I was wearing to the office, and pretty much any time I left the house. Over the past couple of years, though, I’ve introduced more and more sneakers into my closet.
In part, this evolved from all of my time working from home, where my daily looks have become more casual than they were in the past. I also attribute it to all of the sneaker looks I’ve been inspired to wear as streetwear brands have carved out an even bigger influence on fashion. Case in point? Aimé Leon Dore, whose preppy-meets-streetwear ’90s aesthetic has impacted everything from the sweatpants I’m wearing to the sneakers I’m styling with them. In this case, the constantly sold-out New Balance 550 sneakers I ended up hunting down on StockX.
As someone who is newly invested in my sneaker wardrobe, I wanted to share the styles I wear more than any others and recommend buying. Ahead, see the four editor-approved sneakers you’ll spot me wearing.