2022 Sneaker Trends That Are Already Celebrity-Approved

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If you’re a sneakerhead like us, then you’re probably keeping track of the coolest sneaker trends that celebrities have been rocking this year.

Like many other fashion trends of 2022, sneaker trends have become more daring, more colorful, and more fun.

On top of that, many celebrities have embraced throwback trends and have been rocking classic sneakers from the early-late aughts.

Below, check out our favorite sneaker trends that celebrities have been wearing this year and how you can get them yourself.

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1. Platform Sneakers

One of the biggest summer shoe trends of 2022 has been platform sandals. So, it’s no surprise that platform sneakers should be pretty popular as well. The great thing about platform sneakers is that they come in a ton of styles — everything from chunky dad sneakers to colorful statement-makers to old-school Converses.

Some of the celebrities who have rocked this trend include Camila Mendes, Dua Lipa, and Vanessa Hudgens. See how they paired their sneakers with their outfits below.

 

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Camila Mendes wore her Converse White Run Star Hike Sneakers with an H&M Brown Tank Top and H&M Denim Cargo Pants (another big fashion trend of 2022!).

 

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Dua Lipa wearing Puma Mayze Lth Pop Green and Pink Sneakers.


Vanessa Hudgens wearing Naked Wolfe Sporty White Leather Sneakers with a Cult Gaia Pink Halter Top and matching Cult Gaia Pink Pants.

2. Colorful Sneakers

If you’re a fan of Dopamine Dressing, then you’re definitely going to love this trend! The great part about the colorful sneakers on the market right now is that they range from neon brights to pastel hues. So there’s literally something for everything.

Fans of the trend include Hailee Steinfeld, Dua Lipa, and Chiara Ferragni, who loves the look so much she even created her own sneaker! Check out how they created their sneaker-inspired outfits below.

 

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Hailee Steinfeld rocking Stella McCartney Recylpse Sneakers in Purple and Pink for her 2022 Heineken campaign where she paired the shoes with The Andamane Pink Bralette and The Andamane Pink Shorts Shirt Set.

 

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Dua Lipa wearing Puma Pastel Suede Mayu Raw Sneakers on Instagram in honor of her partnership with the sneaker brand.

 

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Chiara Ferragni wearing her own Chiara Ferragni Collection Cf-1 Sneakers in Green.

3. Throwback Sneakers

The 90s and early aughts have been back for a while now so it only makes sense that sneakers from that era should be back too!

In particular, celebrities have really been digging the return of the New Balance 2022R Sneakers, which originally made their debut in 2010. Fans of the sneaker include Hailey Bieber and Emily Ratajkowski. Perhaps it’s a model thing?

Check out how they paired their New Balances with their outfits for a unique look below.


Hailey Bieber went for a sexy sporty look and paired her New Balance 2002R White Protection Pack Sneakers with a Norma Kamali High Leg One-Piece Swimsuit and a backward baseball cap.

 

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Emily Ratajkowski paired her New Balance 2002R Multi-Color Sneakers with a sexy Are You Am I Black Halter Mini Dress.

4. Black Sneakers

While white sneakers have always reigned supreme, some celebs are going in the other direction and option for all-black sneakers instead.

Celebrities seem particularly fond of Balenciaga sneakers, which often come in black. Fans of the trend include Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards and Dua Lipa.

 

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Perrie Edwards wearing Balenciaga Triple S Faded Black Sneakers with her own clothing brand, Disora, and The Kooples Off-White Faux Fur Jacket.

 

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Dua Lipa wearing Balenciaga Black Runner Sneakers paired with Knwls Purple Shearling Trim Jacket, Knwls Purple Printed Ruffle Dress, and Knwls Purple Fuzzy Leg Warmers.

5. Nikes

Let’s be real: when have Nikes ever not been cool?!

For decades, Nikes have been the “it” sneakers for people of all genders and in 2022, they continue to reign supreme. Celebrities like Laura Harrier and Hailey Bieber often opt for the classic white Nike Air Sneakers while Kylie Jenner prefers to mix it up with Nike x Off-White Dunk Low Sneakers with a hint of color.

Check out how they put together their outfits below.

 

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Laura Harrier wearing Nike Air Max 97 Sneakers with a long black coat and black leggings.

 

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While with husband Justin Bieber, Hailey Bieber wears classic Nike Air Force 1 Sneakers with a vintage leather jacket.

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While jet-setting around the world with daughter Stormi, Kylie Jenner wears Nike x Off-White Dunk Low Sneakers paired with an Alexander Wang Gray Puff Logo Sweatshirt and matching Alexander Wang Gray Puff Logo Sweatpants.

Final Note

Fashion sneakers will always be a popular trend among celebrities, whether they opt for classic white sneakers or colorful kicks instead. Fortunately, there are so many different options that there’s a pair for everyone, regardless of your style.

If you’re into the minimalist look, go for a pair of low-top white Nike sneakers. If you like to make a statement, opt for Chiara Ferragni’s Sneaker Collection. If you need a little height, then you can’t go wrong with a pair of Converse White Run Star Hike Sneakers like Camila Mendes. And if you want to travel off the beaten path, go with Perrie Edwards and pick out a pair of black sneakers. Just can’t choose? Pull a Dua Lipa and try out every trend of the season! Either way, you pretty much can’t go wrong. Happy shopping, Sneakerheads!

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Lena Finkel
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella and The Feminist Health Source. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, Tiger Beat, and Sesame Workshop (aka Sesame Street). She loves all things Real Housewives and The Challenge. When she's not busy binge-watching TV, you can find her taking an absurd amount of photos of her tuxedo cat Tom.