16 sneakers for 2016

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Get ready for winter with fun kicks for work or play. Bron Bates gets nostalgic about the sneakers of her youth and gathers an assortment of statement pairs to renew your sneaker love this season.

The ’90s: Alanis, Nirvana, Kate Moss, Poppy King lipstick in those unforgettable shades of matte brown. For my sixteenth birthday, I left my LA Gears behind and asked for a pair of Adidas Gazelles in black suede. I wore them with a long black dress and fitted tee. They were later displaced by the faux combat boots and floral baby doll dress look (remember that one?).

16 sneakers for 2016

In the spirit of nostalgia, here are 16 pairs that are perfect for wearing with denim, dresses or pants and a neutral coat. It doesn’t hurt that they’re also super practical for racing around after the kids.

16 sneakers for 2016


Converse GoldAdidas GazellesNew Balance 300 Wool / Kurt Geiger KG Loopy / Adidas x White Mountaineering TobaccoNike RosheAsics Gel-Lyte III / Shubar Mila Black Quilted

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French Connection Leather Sneaker / Puma Suede Classic Trainers / Witchery Liam Sneaker / Asics Gable Tiger Classic 2 / Nike Roshe Cortez Premium Suede Midnight Navy / Reebok Classic Leather Shoe Bronze / Nike Dunk Sky Hi White / New Balance Explore By Sea

16 sneakers for 2016

Do any take your fancy? I’m currently obsessed with these.

Words + Product Flatlay: Bron Bates / Featured Photographs: AsphaltgoldThe Frugality, Fash N Chips and Fashion Grunge