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The best sneaker brands to turn to when you’re in need of stylish kicks

From legacy brands to new faces to watch.

The simple sneaker has long become a staple of the everyday wardrobe. 

Whether you prefer a simple white silhouette, or something bold and daring – the options are truly endless if you’re on the hunt for one of the world’s most versatile shoe styles. 

One of the best things about sneakers is their versatility. You can pair them with almost anything in your wardrobe.

Style a casual look with jeans and a tee or dress them up with a chic suit – sneakers will always add a touch of laid-back edge to your outfit whilst keeping your feet extra happy. 

Because sneakers are so prolific it can be a bit overwhelming knowing where to start. Below, we’re taking a look at some of the most iconic sneaker brands around to inspire your next purchase. 

The best sneaker brands to buy in 2024

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(Credits: Reebok)

A legacy sneaker brand, Reebok has been around since the late 1950s and originated in Britain. The global brand harks back to its expertise in vintage design with its iconic Club C and Classic Leather styles becoming staple silhouettes when it comes to everyday sneakers. 

The brand has also collaborated with big names like Cardi B and Victoria Beckham to release innovative updates to their timeless styles. 

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(Credits: adidas)

The iconic three stripes of adidas have long been a constant in the sneaker world. However, the brand is certainly in its Renaissance era with the revival of its iconic Samba, Superstar, Gazelle and the latest It Shoe, the SL 72, silhouettes that have become a staple in the wardrobe of the fashion elite as of late. 

The brand recently collaborated with celebs like Jenna Ortega, Stormzy and David Beckham to celebrate their legacy styles and bring them into the new era. 

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(Credits: Cariuma)

The perfect combination between sustainability and skate style, Cariuma is the new kid on the block when it comes to sneakers but boy are they a brand to watch. The brand came to be after its founders looked to create a sustainable sneaker brand that was inspired by their love of board sports. As well as being a B Corp-certified company, they also plant two trees in Brazilian rainforests for every pair purchased.

You can find timeless and trendy silhouettes, all made from eco-friendly materials like organic cotton, natural rubber, bamboo, sugarcane and more. 

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(Credits: New Balance)

If you’re a fan of the dad sneaker, no brand has nailed the style quite like New Balance. The brand has truly come into its own over the past few years with iconic and timeless sneakers that have become a fast favourite of the international style set. 

From their 574 Core to the quick-to-sell-out 550’s, there is truly a style for everybody. 

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(Credits: VEJA)

Veja was one of the first sneaker brands to truly lean into sustainability and quality materials whilst still sticking to current trends and styles. Made from Brazilian and Peruvian organic cotton and Amazonian rubber, their innovative use of natural materials changed the game. 

A big hit throughout Europe, these chic sneakers are the perfect addition to your sneaker lineup. 

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(Credits: Onitsuka Tiger)

Japanese sports and athleisure brand Onitsuka Tiger was founded in 1949 with the goal of promoting health through sports for youth in Japan. Since then the brand has developed into a leading lifestyle brand across apparel and footwear. 

One of the brand’s stand-out styles, the Mexico 66, has become a fast favourite and is available in a range of colourways. 

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(Credits: Nike)

There is a very good reason why Nike is one of the leaders when it comes to sneaker brands. After being around since the 60s and with iconic styles like the Air Force 1s, Air Jordans and Air Max. 

The brand is one of the most well-known sneaker labels thanks to its endless collaborations with big names and brands like Michael Jordan, Louis Vuitton and Off-White. 

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(Credits: Converse)

Converse are one of those styles that will always be in fashion. Not only did your parents wear them to school but they’re just as cool now as they were then. 

From their classic high-top style to the more everyday low-top in every colour under the sun, there is a style for everyone. 

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(Credits: Vans)

If you haven’t taken an interest in the world of skatewear then you may not be familiar with Vans. The brand is one of the leading makers of skateboarding shoes, although they have since become so much more than that. 

Vans’ iconic silhouettes of slip-on and lace-up shoes are a fantastic choice for those seeking sneakers that exude a sense of coolness. They come in numerous styles, silhouettes, and colourways, offering endless options.

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(Credits: Puma)

Puma’s expansive collection of retro-inspired and modern takes on classic silhouettes has cemented its place as a leader in the sneaker space. 

Their recent collaboration with Dua Lipa as well as the iconic Puma x Fenty collaboration have been fast favourites. 

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