Remember back in the day, when velcro sneakers were worn out of necessity rather than style? Well, get ready to channel your childhood because the laceless footwear trend is back with a vengeance.
A new addition to the “so uncool, they’re cool again” footwear craze (hello, dad sneakers), velcro sneaks aren’t just stylish, but practical too. No more dealing with untied laces, tripping while in the midst of a killer catwalk-like commute to work, or trying to achieve that perfectly imperfect bow. Plus, as Jennifer Bandier, founder of the upscale active fashion boutique Bandier, puts it: “Who wants to spend time lacing up a sneaker?” Who, indeed.
And while chunky sneakers are a decidedly tricky trend to pull off (and a divisive trend at that), you can’t deny the effortlessly chic appeal of laceless shoes. They are sleek, hassle-free, and comfortable. Better still? Brands from Vans and Adidas to Stella McCartney and Isabel Marant are getting in on the action, so you can try out this style no matter your budget.
Scroll down to see 11 velcro sneakers to help you embrace your inner child—but still look like an actual adult.
Veja 3-Lock Sneakers, $135
Vans Ward V Sneaker, $70
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