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Need New Sneakers? Take Your Cue From This TikTok Trend

Now’s about the time each year when we look down at our feet and say, “huh.” Because those shiny new sneakers we got last year are suddenly looking way less than fresh. With spring on the horizon and a whole summer to follow, we turned to FashionTok to find out what this year’s biggest sneaker trends will be.

If you’re reading this right now, it’s probably safe to assume you’re on TikTok. And if you’re on TikTok, you likely know that #GRWM (Get Ready with Me) videos are pretty popular. They’re simple in nature—someone goes through their getting-ready routine, we watch—but they hold the keys to the fashion crowd’s closets. And in them, we’re seeing one trend to rule them all: retro sneakers from DSW.

Sure, there are all sorts of sneakers out there that you could consider retro if you wanted to, but we’re specifically talking about classic sneaker styles from heritage brands like New Balance, Reebok and Adidas that entered mainstream popularity somewhere around the '80s.

The good news? You don’t have to get into a bidding war on an online resale website to snag them. Like TikToker Chandler Isaac mentions in the video above, you can get all these styles at your favorite neighborhood shoe retailer: DSW. Even Jessie James Decker is a fan.

As for how to style them in a way that holds up in 2022: Honestly, your options are almost endless (rules say that sneakers go with anything and everything, people), but you can never go wrong with chic athleisure or a good, straight-leg pair of denim.

Shop the sneakers: Reebok Club Memt Sneaker; Adidas Streetcheck Sneaker; New Balance X70 Sneaker


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Director, Branded Content

Cristina Gutierrez is the Director of Branded Content at Gallery Media Group. She produces sponsored media campaigns across all verticals, in addition to researching, testing and...