No closet is ever complete without a reliable pair of sneakers. Besides serving as one of the most comfortable shoes one could possibly wear, they’re also the perfect canvas for endless style possibilities.  

Designers have also hopped onto the sneaker-loving train, with many brands adding a stylish luxurious touch to these classic must-haves. With their take, sneakers are no longer seen as underdressed. To help you kickstart the year right, we’ve gathered the most stylish designer sneakers — from minimalistic classics to retro kicks. Take your pick, below.

Dior-ID Sneaker

The new Dior-ID sneakers made their debut during the Dior Cruise 2021 runway show. With their modern silhouette and fashion-forward design, these sneakers will definitely lend a contemporary edge to any outfit.

Kickstart the new year with these stylish designer sneakers
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The tonal rubber insert that conceals the laces lends a unique take to the sneakers, whilst the gold-tone signature embellishments on the adhesive tongue elevates the look. The rubber soles are notched with a star, Christian Dior’s lucky symbol.

The Dior-ID sneakers are currently available in three colours – white, black and beige.  

Louis Vuitton Frontrow Sneaker

The French Maison’s sneaker offering is classic and timeless in design. Crafted with plain calf leather, the minimalistic tennis shoes is further enhanced with gold-tone details. The gold LV Circle accessory atop the laces combined with the classic Louis Vuitton signature on the outsole adds a hint of opulence without being too overbearing.

Louis Vuitton’s Frontrow sneaker currently retails at $1,160.

Balenciaga Triple S

Passionate sneakerheads are no strangers to the buzz surrounding Balenciaga’s Triple S sneakers. Since its drop, these sneakers have made a considerable impact on the fashion scene, with each colourway achieving more popularity than last.

The statement silhouette of the sneaker is made with thick, sculpted rubber soles and clean white mesh bases. Each sneaker is accompanied by signature striped laces and the house’s sans-serif logo emblazoned on the sides.

Balenciaga’s Triple S sneakers are available in a range of colours and designs, and are retailing approximately from $1,209.

Gucci Tennis 1977 High-Top Sneakers

Gucci’s sneakers fall right into step with the Italian Maison’s penchant for mixing classic styles with luxuriant designs. Inspired by the late ‘70s, this pair of high-top sneakers features plenty of Gucci signatures, from the monogrammed canvas uppers to the striped webbings at the sides.

Available in white and beige, the high-top sneakers currently retails around $1,056 each.

Prada Superstar

Italian luxury house Prada teamed up with sportswear giant Adidas earlier this year for an artisanal collaboration. The iconic partnership saw the launch of the Prada Superstar sneakers, which combines Prada’s leather-working craftsmanship with Adidas’s sporty intake.

Kickstart the new year with these stylish designer sneakers
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The luxe sneakers are available in three different finishes: black, white and black, and chromed silver and white. This covetable range will add a chic touch to any understated outfit.