Sneakers for the Modern Workplace

2024-06-01 // Le Podium India
Discover stylish and comfortable sneakers perfect for the office and workwear.

It’s 2024; everyone’s wearing sneakers to work, and I’m not mad about it. As the corporate world has adapted to a changing one, so has our footwear. Work sneakers are as crucial to my rotation of traditional. Specifically, what you need out of your shoes depends on a few factors. According to Dylan Somerset, senior manager of global lifestyle marketing, personal style and comfort play important roles in determining which pair of sneakers to buy. Personally, my must-haves are versatility and comfort, which is why a neutral shoe is always a safe bet. Somerset concurs, especially when figuring out how to incorporate sneaker trends into your workwear. "An easy place to start is with neutral colors such as grey, black, or white for versatility." With this in mind, I aimed to choose sneakers that fit a wide range of needs while providing style, versatility, and consistent comfort.

Whether you work in a hybrid setting, in the office full-time, or strictly from home, find the perfect pair of sneakers to wear to work below.

1. Adidas Stan Smith

The Adidas Stan Smith is the way to go. They’re comfortable, versatile, sleek, and affordable. They go with everything, so when you’re unsure of what to wear with your outfit, you’ll always have this pair to lean on. ELLE readers love them for their comfort and wearability.

2. Palermo Blush Sneakers

Here’s an underrated sneaker that should be on your radar. The Palermo is the ultimate combination of style and comfort, with a trendy twist thanks to its splash of blush color. Perfect for the office.

3. New Balance 327

New Balance is really changing the game with sneakers designed for all aspects of life, including the office. The 327 is perfect for commuters with its thick sole offering extra cushioning.

4. Vans x Proenza Schouler Slip-Ons

Vans and Proenza Schouler collaborated on an ideal slip-on sneaker for the office. This puffy iteration of the iconic Vans design adds a touch of style to your work outfits.

5. Dad Sneakers

Proof that you can wear your favorite trend with your work outfits, these neutral dad sneakers are stylish, super comfortable, and easy to pair with anything.

6. Gola Sneakers

These Golas have a bit of everything and are extremely versatile. They go well with trousers, jeans, skirts, and dresses, making them suitable for any outfit.

7. Slip-On Sneakers

If you prefer sneakers without laces, slip-on sneakers are the way to go. They provide the comfort and durability of sneakers without the hassle of laces.

8. Tretorn Rawlins

Tretorn Rawlins are great runner-style sneakers that can be worn with just about everything, including work outfits. Comfortable, stylish, and perfect for those on their feet all day.

9. On Cloud X

If you love On athletic shoes, this pair is perfect for wearing to work. They offer the same comfort and quality in a more stylish design.

10. Vintage Green Runners

These vintage green runners bring a pop of color to the office. While bold at first, they'll brighten up your outfits in the best way possible.

Discover these sneakers that are not only perfect for the workplace but also stylish and comfortable. Upgrade your workwear with these versatile options.

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