Combining performance and streetwear, comfortable and stylish sock sneakers have been the latest most mentioned sneaker trend and crowned with a new name of “snockers”. From classic sneaker brands like Adidas, Nike to fashion labels like Balenciaga or Fendi, sock sneakers, the hybrid of sock upper and sneaker sole, are making the biggest hype at this moment, both on the runway and streets.
Thanks to the advanced technology of producing high density knit fabric which is stretchy, breathable and cozy, the traditional lace and tongue sneakers are replaced by the lean silhouette of sock upper while maintain the function of sports footwear with the traditional sneaker rubber sole. Not only are the fashion crowds falling in love with the modern chic sock-sneakers and wear them with almost any outfits from their closet, but also the athletics are sporting them on and off the basketball courts as one of their favorites.
The futurist appearance of snockers has been turning up again and again on the streets of fashion capitals. As fashion is fading out the formal dressing code and replacing it with chic casual wear like pool slides, flatforms or ugly shoes, sock sneakers are standing out as both fashionable and functional, the perfect alternative for athleisure attire. After ditching the shoe laces, rigid leather upper and dated tongues, the sneakers are evolved with much more simplified silhouette at its minimalist beauty without compromising on the comfort and function, catering to both women and men shoppers for the maximized audience. Scroll down for some of the best street styles with sock sneakers for your inspiration: