You don’t need us to tell you that velvet is still trending. You do need us to tell you that your closet wants—nay, deserves—a pair of velvet sneakers. They’re plush, they’re comfortable and they’re perfect for channeling your inner '90s lover.
11 Cozy Pairs of Velvet Sneakers to Buy Right Now
A slightly dressy option is this all-gray pair, which you could totally wear with cropped black trousers and a blazer for a cool, dressed-down professional look.
Rag & Bone ($325)
The femininity of the baby pink color and satin laces balances the chunkiness of the sole for a finished product that says, “I’m cool, but I can also do a perfect pirouette.”
If you’re not totally on board with all-velvet kicks, laces are a great way to dip your toe into the trend (sorry). If you’re not totally on board with $550 sneakers, you can buy a two-pair set of velvet laces for $16 on Amazon and slide them into any old pair of white sneaks.
Everyone and their mother wears Adidas Superstars in classic black and white leather. Switch things up with this pair, which has velvet stripes and back detailing.
Remember those M.Gemi beauties we told you about a few months ago? Sadly those are all sold out, but this wine-colored pair are the next best thing.
What’s better than a pair of shoes you slip in and out of with literally zero effort? A pair of shoes that comes in seven pretty colors, including a slightly brighter version of—you guessed it—millennial pink.
Zippers, pearls and velvet are the edgy-ladylike hybrid you didn’t know you needed.
Steve Madden ($70)
This deep blue pair covers a little more of your ankles for warmth, but should still be shown off with a pair of jeans cuffed just above the top.
Are these a splurge? Certainly. Are they the most fun splurge ever (that would instantly elevate anything they’re paired with)? You bet they are.
Charlotte Olympia ($345)
OK, these are only available in a few small sizes, but come on, how could we not include them on this list?
All of our ’90s dreams come true. We’d wear this skater-inspired sneaker with cropped boyfriend jeans and basic sweater. (And fine, maybe a choker.)