The Sneaker Trend Celebrities Are Loving Right Now


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With the weather finally getting nicer, we can all spend more time enjoying the sunshine and outdoors.

And you know what that means — it’s officially sneaker season!

While 2020 was all about the ugly, chunky dad sneaker, 2021 is all about going back to the basics. Celebs like Olivia Wilde, Jisoo, and Camila Cabello are relying on old-school athletic tennis shoes. Because if quarantine taught us anything, it’s that comfort is king. Celebs have been spotted out and about, pairing their athletic sneakers — particularly white sneakers — with their matching sweatsuits and loungewear.

On top of that, celebs have also embraced bright, colorful hiking shoes! Since social distancing often means hanging out with friends outside, many of us have had to find creative activities to do. Hiking has increased in popularity significantly, so much so that celebs are investing in solid hiking sneakers.

So out with the cute, fashionable sneakers and out with the dad sneakers. It’s time for comfort and utility.

Want to see how your favorite celebrities are rocking the look? See below to get some serious outfit inspiration.

Olivia Wilde


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Olivia Wilde is totally obsessed with her adidas Ultra Boost sneakers! She’s been wearing them all spring with pretty much every outfit. And we get why — they’re super versatile and look comfy as hell.

Dua Lipa


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Celebrities have always loved Pumas and now it looks like Dua Lipa loves the sneakers as well! She took things a step further by rocking their platform sneakers for a collaborative campaign with the shoe brand.

Laura Harrier


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You can never go wrong with Nikes! Laura Harrier has been spotted rocking classic Nike Air Max sneakers all over the city and she always looks super chic! Pair it with a designer bag to elevate the look like Laura.



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Classic athletic sneakers have gotten so popular that even high-end designers are getting in on the trend! Blackpink’s Jisoo recently posted an Instagram post of herself rocking Dior sneakers. Yes, you read that right: Dior.

Elsa Hosk


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Hey, Sporty Spice! Elsa Hosk recently leaned hard into the trend by wearing tennis whites — down to her shoes! While the bulk of her outfit was from Aritzia, she decided to complete the look with a pair of New Balance sneakers.

Brie Larson


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Actress Brie Larson decided to enjoy some fresh air in a comfy pair of Axel Arigato Clean Sneakers. The pair is super simple and basically goes with everything so we have a feeling that Brie is going to get a lot of wear out of these ones!


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Lena Finkel
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, Tiger Beat, and Sesame Workshop (aka Sesame Street). She loves all things Real Housewives and Vanderpump Rules. When she's not busy binge-watching TV, you can find her hanging out with her tuxedo cat Tom.