You may have noticed more and more sneakers are popping up on your Instagram feed. You’re not imagining things. It’s becoming apparent that the athleisure trend is here to stay — and there are numbers to prove it.
According to thredUP, a company that accepts donations of clothing and resells it online, their recent data shows a 38 percent increase in women ditching their heels and donating them in the last three months. And what’s taking the place of heels in women’s closets? None other than — sneakers! The company saw sneaker sales increase by 46 percent.
In case you’re looking to get in on the trend and get some comfortable shoes on your feet, too, we’ve rounded up some of the cutest (and most affordable) sneakers around so you can finally shop shoes that suit your busy lifestyle. Because seriously — who needs heels when there’s versatile, won’t-kill-your-feet options out there, instead?
1. Nike Tanjun
This sneaker is bound to make your every day more effortless. Its neutral color pair well with everything, and its sleek design won’t weigh you down. No bulky tennis shoes here, please! Plus, they retail for $65 typically, but they were on sale for just $48.97 at the time of publication.
2. Vans Slip-On
Sneakers already bring a lot of ease to a wardrobe, but slip-ons make getting out the door each morning even quicker. No laces to tie. Just slip these on with dresses, pants, skirts — whatever. This pair retails for $60 on the Vans website.
3. Adidas Tubular Shadow Shoes
These sporty kicks are made of a lightweight knit, so not only are they stylish, but they’re breathable, too. You can get them on the Adidas website for $70, marked down from $100.
4. Reebok Classic Sneaker
This no-fuss design make these easy to mix and match with your wardrobe, and the fun, light green color will add a bit of fun to your summer style. Get them for just $59.99 from DSW.
5. Toms Canvas Sneakers
When in doubt, wear black. Especially if you’re not completely ready to throw out all of your heels and hop on the athleisure train, these sleek black sneakers are a great way to ease in to the trend. They’re the perfect mix of contemporary and classic, and since they’re from TOMs, a purchase will also help a child in need get shoes on their feet. You can purchase these for $74.95 on the TOMS website.
OK, so who else is ready to ditch the heels and slip into some comfy sneakers?