Sneakers are usually pretty much a go-to shoe style for casual days and laid back evenings in fall, and fall 2019 is set to be no exception with some stunning sneaker styles coming from all of the best designer names. While chunky statement sneakers are going to be as big of a trend as they have been in the warmer months, one style that is just perfect for fall and is making appearances in collections from the likes of Givenchy and Balenciaga is the ankle-high, bootie style sneaker. Unlike boxing type sneakers which lace up and go higher than the ankle or classic hi-tops, this style is somewhere between a very casual ankle boot and a ‘sock’ style, and naturally, this makes it a sneaker design that lends itself best to fall and winter.
Here are some of the reasons why you want to invest in a pair of these chic, urban shoes for this season, and to take you through winter 2020.
Minimalist Athleisure Style
One of the great things about this kind of sneaker style, exemplified by the Speed Sneakers styles in the current range of women’s Balenciaga sneakers, is that they have minimal frontal detail and offer a sleek look, despite being fairly chunky shoes. The streamlines look offers comfort but also has a sporty feel to it that makes it ideal for wearing with your favorite athleisure outfits, though the minimal, often laceless design also makes the shoes look classy under bootcut jeans or pants. You can find the Speed designs by Balenciaga right now at SSENSE, which is a great place to shop for the latest shoes from high-end designers, including Gucci, Fendi, YSL, and Givenchy, as well as Balenciaga.
Warmth and Comfort
Another thing about this style is that it is soft around the ankle, unlike more rigid hi-tops. This, combined with the athletic soles, make this style of sneaker about as comfortable as sinking into some Ugg boots, but a lot more stylish and less ‘clompy’ to move in. The higher cut can offer warmth if you are wearing a skirt, and the ankle boot length can look great as a more casual alternative to heeled leather boots, offering the same silhouette but with far more comfort – ideal for chilled-out fall walks.
Interesting Style You Can Wear Every Day
The ankle-high sneakers like the Speed styles by Balenciaga are a good balance between having a trendy, statement style that will be noticed, and a practical, relaxed style you can wear every day. This means that the shoes are a very good investment, allowing you to add some high fashion flair to your everyday fall outfits without the look being so overstated that you get bored of it before the season is out, or look like you are always wearing the same thing!
Check out some of the hot new sneakers in the fall collections by some of the top designer names, and you’ll be sure to find some ankle-high sneakers you will love!