By the time you reach your 40s, you’ve most likely checked off a few boxes. First, you’ve honed in on your personal style and taste. Next, you know which pieces and trends you like and which ones you don’t. Finally, you fully grasp the importance of feeling comfortable—after all, comfort equals confidence, right? With that in mind, it’s only fitting that for many women over 40, sneakers remain a mainstay in their wardrobes.
Thankfully, in the last five or so years, we’ve seen a huge spike in the sneakers trend. Cult classics like Converse, Adidas, Nike, and so on have resurfaced in addition to to indie labels with cool silhouettes (Veja, Feit, Common Projects) popping up. There are even designer iterations—who would’ve thought we’d see a Valentino or Balenciaga sneaker rise in popularity the way they have? In other words, there are a boatload of options to choose from when it comes to sneakers and the 10 over-40 influencers ahead illustrate just how versatile they can be. Scroll down to discover which pairs they’re wearing, how they’re styling them right now, and where to shop them for yourself.
Balenciaga’s chunky dad sneakers continue to reign supreme. Style yours with a printed dress this summer for a fun contrast.
Nothing beats the versatility of a classic white sneaker.
For days when you need a quick lift, slip into a pair of yellow-hued trainers.
Be bold and accessorize your next look with a pair of metallic sneakers.
Sometimes a cool pair of slip-on Vans is all your outfit needs.
Not sure what to wear with your next white-on-white look? Why not rotate a pair of sporty sneakers in?
If you’ve been wanting to try the chunky sneakers trend but it feels a little too bold for you, consider an all-white pair—they’ll feel more natural and wearable.
An Americana color palette looks especially cool when done on sneakers.
There’s something distinctly effortless about a pair of Golden Goose sneakers.
Nike’s Air Max franchise is the kind of sneaker that can somehow go well with everything from a midi dress to denim cutoffs. It’s a wardrobe win on all accounts.
Up Next: Seriously chic over-40 women I love to follow on Instagram.