Insiders Expect This Sneaker Trend to Erupt in 2018

I've always had a bit of a thing for "man repeller" style shoes. Leandra would be proud of me. I pleaded for Buffalo Boots when I was younger, I'm all over Marni sandals when the summer hits and there's something about cosying up at home in Ugg slippers when it's cold out. So imagine my excitement when '90s trainers made a comeback earlier this year, and this season's sock boot proved to be a roaring success. Even better news then, that the two have bread a love child. Welcome to my wardrobe, sock boot sneakers.

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These are already causing a big stir on Instagram, with influencers having been spotted running around shows in a pair of calf-length Rick Owens trainer boots and the Balenciaga pair quickly growing a cult fan base. And it hasn't taken the high-street long to catch wind of the trend, with Zara releasing a pair we added to our basket straight away and Office not far behind them. Move over, Stan Smith, these are the trainers we'll be pairing with midi skirts and chunky knits, our tailored work-wear and summer dresses next year. And quite frankly, we can't wait. Click through our edit of the best sock boot sneakers below.

The bright stripe on these will make any outfit stand out.

The style-set favourite, this minimal pair will become a wardrobe staple, trust us.

Pair with tuxedo trousers and a silky blouse for a nonchalant party look.

The go-to store for cool Scandi styles, this metallic style is everything.

Trying to achieve that perfect off-duty look? Look no further. We're digging the bold red too.

Channel your inner Leandra with this knitted version in pretty '70s pink.

The perfect pair for teaming with an all monochrome look and puffa jacket.

We love the metallic thread running through these—perfect for party season.

Is it a sock? Or is it a shoe? We don't know, but we like it and it looks pretty darn comfortable.

Fancy a little more style inspiration? Why not check out our edit of winter outfit ideas.

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