11 Sneaker Trends We're Betting On Big In 2018

Whether or not we have the Nike SNKRS app, follow all the hypebeasts (and baes) on Instagram, or line up around the block for the latest Yeezy drop, there's undoubtedly a little bit of sneakerhead in all of us. Because whether you have four pairs or 40, a love of sneakers is something most people can agree on.
Looking ahead to next year, we've already seen some trends start to pop up that are sure to be big in 2018. From statement-making glitter and all-over patterns to super-retro throwback styles, we have a feeling your closet is soon going to be filled with kicks you just can't ignore. So if you're looking for shoes that'll help your #OOTD hit 1,000 likes on the 'gram or just want an easy-to-wear pair on the weekends, we're predicting the 11 styles ahead are going to be It in the New Year. Here's to watching the hype build as their popularity unfolds.
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Photo via @openingceremony. 
The All-Over Pattern
We're used to seeing patterned sneakers, but it's taken to the next-level when the sole is included, like in the latest Vans drop at Opening Ceremony. We like where this is going...
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Photo via @converse.
Glitter, Glitter, And More Glitter
Between the J.W. Anderson x Converse collaboration and the Vans x Opening Ceremony ones, it seems the best sneaker brands are going head-to-head for who can make the sparkliest shoe. Glittermania is alive and well.
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Photo via @ohkworld.
The Air Max 97 (Still)
No shoe had a bigger comeback in 2017 than the 97, and we're willing to put money on the fact that it's not going anywhere. If anything, we expect it to go even more into the mainstream.
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Photo via @pernilleteisbaek.
Balenciaga Colorblocking
The sneaker you've been seeing on every blogger is sure to be knocked-off in 2018 — in fact, we've already seen some close encounters.
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Photo via @girlonkicks.
Never Enough Pinks
The pink sneaker is becoming just as much of a staple as the white sneaker, if you ask us.
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Photo via @monicanoz.
Macaron Pastels
Aside from just pink, we're betting on dusty blues and minty greens to continue to dominate (and maybe even the color of the year, purple!).
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Photo via @jiandeleon. 
Rainbow Brights
Whether just stripes down the side or heel, or a full-on rainbow wave like the Sean Wotherspoon drop that sent the Internet into a frenzy this year, we see a lot of rainbow sneakers in your future.
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Photo via @oursecondskin. 
Orthopedic In A Good Way
Acne Studios, Fila, Balenciaga, Eytys... These brands are taking over with chunky sneakers that rival your grandpa's.
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Photo via @golaclassics. 
That '70s Show
Throwback hues like mustard yellows and burnt oranges compliment these retro styles perfectly.
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Photo via @nakedcph.
The Gum Sole
It may not be for everyone, but we see this throwback detail picking up major steam in the New Year.
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Photo via @ganni.
Unexpected Materials
Corduroy and ruffles aren't off-limits. Just ask Ganni.
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