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Sneaker Trends 2020

It is 2020 and the sneaker revolution seems to be reaching its final stage. Back when it all started, it was uncommon to see sneakers - the key element of any sportswear or streetwear fit - being worn with more casual or formal fits. It took a few years for the Athleisure trend to reach mainstream audiences but nowadays you have to look extensively to find a social event (formal or casual) where sneakers are not the most worn type of shoe. Using sneakers has become the norm, seen by all as a regular element of any outfit and that means the revolution was extremely successful at changing our behaviour: we will never go back to using more formal and traditional shoes. Who would want to stop wearing shoes that make us feel comfortable, active and upbeat?

DiVERGE is excited to contribute to this new paradigm. As a company that delivers high-quality, handcrafted sneakers you can customize, we are trying to go further than the rest of the brands. Our mission is to provide you with a wider freedom of choice when it comes to what you wear and put you at the centre of our brand, empowering you to make the sneakers that reflect who you are and where you are in life. We will soon have channels where you and our community can provide suggestions and ideas for future DiVERGE designs but we will always want to be aware of trends in the sneaker universe so we can keep presenting surprising and attractive silhouettes and materials. For 2020, these are the trends we have identified and will be working on:
 
COLOUR STATEMENT MAKERS
First off, colour-block sneakers are staying strong in 2020. So take a risk, go ahead and try it out without limits, as the wilder the combination the better. These styles will be used to make strong fashion statements and are bound to be appealing with outfits that use subtle or monochromatic colours like black, beige or white.



WHITE EVERYWHERE
It might be counter intuitive but, in addition to the colour trend, there will be definitely be a podium spot for the white sneaker trend in 2020. I can hear you saying "again?"... I know but next season "white" is spreading throughout all sorts of shapes and styles of sneakers, not just the classics. There is an additional plus: since white is the reflection of all colours, it goes well with pretty much everything!



VINTAGE SNEAKERS
The return of old trends and designs has always been a recurrent movement in Fashion and it will continue this year. Another season come and gone and everyone is still very much in love with vintage styles. However, in 2020, expect the statement dad sneakers and chunky soles of the recent past to give way to sleeker silhouettes.



GO HIGH!
This year brings great news for those who wish to have been born with a few extra inches or centimeters: the platform / high soles are back once again! For those of you that used high heels, we can guarantee you these are much easier to walk in as they are considerably more comfortable.

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LACE IT UP
Last but certainly not least, high top lace up sneakers are going to steal the show in 2020. Either with heavy or plain soles, this style will look great with shorter trousers and jeans, so prepare yourself to see them about. If you wish to score some extra points, wear them with fun and colourful socks.

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So that is it! This year is bound to be memorable. DiVERGE will certainly try to make it so, side by side with you.

DiVERGE. Make your own way.