We tend to associate sneakers with certain styles or aesthetics—athleisure and its love of cozy pieces and sporty ensembles, streetwear and its effortlessly cool appeal, and normcore’s urban camouflage philosophy, are just some examples. We here at Preview believe that there’s a pair of lace-ups out there for every personality and fashion preference. If your style, for example, is all about frilly details, dainty pieces, and bright colors—an aesthetic not commonly associated with sneakers—yes, there are pairs for you. To prove it, we round up 10 floral sneakers below that you’ll love wearing with sundresses, linen pieces, feminine silhouettes, and other delicate styles.
These are the best floral sneakers you can purchase in Manila right now:
1. Adidas NMD R1 Shoes in Cloud White/Bold Pink/Legend Ink
NMD R1 Shoes in Cloud White/Bold Pink/Legend Ink, P7,500, ADIDAS
Add some color to your exercise ensembles with these sleek Adidas sneakers! They teamed up with London-based HER Studio to give the popular NMD trainers a floral makeover. The pair sports a crisp white exterior with a flowery pattern on the heel, the back of the sole, and along the Three Stripes on either side.
2. Vans Anaheim Factory Authentic 44 DX Sneakers in Needlework/Floral
Anaheim Factory Authentic 44 DX Sneakers in Needlework/Floral, P5,498, ADIDAS
In mid-July, Vans, best known for their effortlessly cool skater-style kicks, released the Anaheim Factory Needlework Collection. The line is composed of three sneakers, each featuring a stitched texture on the upper, inspired by Vans’ custom footwear service from the '70s and '80s that allowed customers to come up with DIY designs and have them made into sneakers at the Vans factory in Anaheim, California. We’re swooning over this dainty pair from the collection, which gives the classic Authentic 44 DX sneaker a fresh floral update.
Available at Vans stores in Trinoma, Greenbelt 3, Robinsons Place Manila, Robinsons Galleria, Alabang Town Center, Glorietta 3, UP Town Center, Festival Mall, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, and SM Fairview.
3. Keds Kickstart Rifle Paper Co. Sneakers in Wildrose Navy
Kickstart Rifle Paper Co. Sneakers in Wildrose Navy, P3,995, KEDS
When it comes to shopping sneakers in dainty styles, Keds is one of the brands that first comes to mind. Known for their casual canvas kicks, Keds is a great source for pairs that lean less on the sporty side and gravitate towards a preppy, artsy aesthetic. Case in point: These adorable sneakers made in collaboration with Rifle Paper Co. They feature a navy canvas upper with eye-catching floral stitching all over.
4. Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Sneakers in Liberty/White
Mexico 66 Sneakers in Liberty/White, P5,990, ONITSUKA TIGER
Japanese shoe brand Onitsuka Tiger, true to the aesthetic of its country of origin, has sneakers in functional but elevated styles. Their popular silhouettes like the Tiger Corsair, though constantly updated through the years, all maintain a balance of simplicity and instant recognizability. Another fan-favorite in their lineup is the Mexico 66, which they recently decked out in a pretty, nature-inspired print. The pair was made in collaboration with Liberty Fabrics, a famous London-based textile design company that has been around since the 1890s.
Available at Onitsuka Tiger stores in Greenbelt 5, Shangri-La Plaza, Glorietta 5, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, SM Aura, Two Parkade BGC, SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA, and SM Megamall.
5. Converse All Star Sunflower Sneakers in Pink/Harbor Teal/White
All Star Sunflower Sneakers in Pink/Harbor Teal/White, P2,390, CONVERSE
Most kids who grew up in the 2000s would immediately associate pink high-top Converse sneakers with the movie poster of 2004’s A Cinderella Story, in which aughts heartthrob Chad Michael Murray carries teen star of that decade Hilary Duff as she wears a white ball gown with bright pink kicks. Over a decade later and the pair still has that same girly-but-edgy appeal. They recently got a summer-ready makeover with cute sunflower illustrations lining the white soles. We’re in love!
6. Nike Cortez Basic Vintage Floral Sneakers
Cortez Basic Vintage Floral Sneakers (P3,795)
Nike’s Cortez sneakers have remained a fan-favorite for decades—you may associate the silhouette with '70s and '80s fashion as well as old-school films like Forrest Gump. Though the OG blue-and-red colorway remains a popular pick, The Swoosh loves to update the style with new colors and designs—this floral take on the Cortez is just one of many iterations.
Available on Capital’s website.
7. ALDO Low Top Dilathiel Sneakers (P3,795)
Low Top Dilathiel Sneakers, P3,795, ALDO
The burnt red and orange shades that make up the flowery print on these ALDO sneakers remind us of autumn—think colorful leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, layered outfits, and all things warm and cozy. You can channel that same aesthetic when you wear this stylish pair, which is made even more elegant with subtle gold accents on the heel and eyelets.
8. Cole Haan GrandPrø Tennis Classic Edition Sneaker
GrandPrø Tennis Classic Edition Sneaker, P7,995, COLE HAAN
Even if you like to stick to sneakers in all-white colorways, you can still give that dainty, floral aesthetic a try—these Cole Haan kicks are proof. With a no-frills silhouette, a soft ivory tone all around, and a delicate lace mesh wrapped around the uppers, the pair exudes a cottagecore vibe that would suit even your frilliest dresses.
9. Levi's Vernon S Sneakers
Vernon S Sneakers, P3,450, LEVI'S
Black leather sneakers boast a polished, sophisticated look that not many lace-ups do. The glossy finish and classic color just elevate even the most basic silhouettes—these Levi's sneakers are a great example. They feature floral illustrations all around the upper, giving the black pair fun pops of color and an outdoor-ready look.
10. Bench Floral Lace Up Sneakers
Floral Lace Up Sneakers, P799.75, BENCH
We love the tropical island vibes of these Bench sneakers. The predominantly white canvas material is decked out in red and yellow flowers as well as bright green leaves. The result is a sneaker that looks as laid-back and vacation-ready as a button-up Hawaiian shirt. Best part? They're under P800!
Available online and at Bench stores.
This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.