Cancel
Trends 

These Fashion Influencers Prove There's A Sneaker For Every Occasion

Not everything's a marathon.

share with your friends
It seems like sneakers have been popping up everywhere as the go-to shoe for celebs and fashion influencers lately. From an evening out to Sunday brunch, this comfy, classic footwear is no longer relegated to just your 6 AM Soul Cycle sesh. In fact, almost everything about this trend screams, "Think outside the athletic box." 

Pair your tennies with any outfit to achieve a funkier, street style vibe. Make a low-key suede sneaker a staple with your business casual dress or choose a multi-hued pair for a leisurely stroll in the park. And if you are super active, there are plenty of options for a fashion-forward upgrade — because who says jogging can't be done in style? Brands like New Balance have been trendsetters in the lifestyle sneaker game forever — and with a huge selection of new designs, you're sure to find the perfect sneaker match for any occasion. 

Get your kicks any time with in über cushy footwear. Take a cue from our fav celebs and fashion bloggers below to up your sneaker game no matter what's in your closet:

Dancing


Want to hit the club but not looking forward to dancing all night in stilettos? Queen Rhianna decrees that's not the way to work your booty on the floor. Get a pair of sneakers with metallic detail that will up your bling factor, but still let you crush it in comfort.

Rhianna via fashionbombdaily.com
1/4
New Balance 501 Ripple Sole - $70
Shop
2/4
New balance 574 Sport - $100
Shop
3/4
NB x J. Crew 247 - $80
Shop
4/4
New Balance 547 Seasonal Shimmer - $80
Shop

Working


We know you usually pack gym shoes in your work tote to slip on after a hard day on your feet. But why not just skip the pain and make sneakers a go-to work shoe? Fashion journalist Monica Ainley shows us how chic and professional the right kicks can look when you're in boss babe mode. Pick a pair with a more classic design and neutral color, and don't forget your trench coat. 

Monica Ainley via stylehaus.jp
1/4
New Balance 247 Classic - $80
Shop
2/4
New Balance 574 Core Plus - $75
Shop
3/4
New Balance 574 Winter Nights - $80
Shop
4/4
New Balance 501 Classic - $70
Shop

Going Out


A suit and sneakers? Can it work? Stylist Pernille Teisbaek dares you to say this combo doesn't slay your afternoon of lunches, shopping and VIP meetings. Try a sneaker that complements an on-trend monochrome ensemble to really nail this look. 

Pernille Teisbaek via London Fashion Week
1/4
New Balance 696 Suede - $85
Shop
2/4
New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz - $80
Shop
3/4
New Balance 520 Unisex - $90
Shop
4/4
New Balance 247 Classic - $80
Shop

Light Hiking


Top UK blogger Frédérique Harrel makes a light hike a colorful, funky, adorable affair with her two-toned New Balance sneakers. Her footwear picks up the subtler colors in her block-colored mock turtleneck, and she adds some extra zest by accessorizing with a pink faux fur clutch. Happy trails indeed! 

Frédérique Harrel via Instagram 
1/4
New Balance 701 Classic - $100
Shop
2/4
New Balance 574 Art School - $80
Shop
3/4
New Balance 574 Sport - $110
Shop
4/4
New Balance 501 Ripple Sole - $70
Shop

Dog Walking


Actress Amanda Seyfried knows she needs to put her best foot forward when it comes to her energetic pooch. Sneakers that are fun and colorful with generous cushion are an ideal match for your furbaby's active lifestyle. Wear some stylish activewear, like from New Balance's Studio line, to make even the shortest walk a fashionable one.  

Amanda Seyfried via moejackson.com
1/4
New Balance 998 - $180
Shop
2/4
New Balance 990v4 - $165
Shop
3/4
New Balance Cypher Run - $90
Shop
4/4
New Balance 574 Outdoor Escape - $80
Shop

Training


Training is already hard enough, so why make it harder with basic footwear? Fashion mogul Heidi Klum is all about amping up her workout sessions with sneakers that go the distance and look super fly. Set your sights on a pair with bright neon accents, and let it inspire the rest of your athletic wear.  

Heidi Klum via zimbio.com 
1/4
New Balance 1267 - $130
Shop
2/4
New Balance FuelCore Agility v2 - $90
Shop
3/4
New Balance 711v3 Graphic Trainer - $70
Shop
4/4
New Balance 711v3 Heathered Trainer - $70
Shop


This post was sponsored by New Balance. 
What we Recommend
More to explore
More Articles