The world of sneakers is a vast and exciting world, filled with every design and colour imaginable. It might even get overwhelming at times, trying to find the perfect sneaker for your style and wardrobe.
And if you can’t decide on your next pair, take a leaf out of the style-book of celebrities who are known sneakerheads. Here are 10 Korean celeb-approved sneakers that you’d love to have on your feet too.
1. Sneakers spotted on J-Hope
Member of famous K-pop boyband BTS, J-Hope is a passionate sneakerhead, and is often spotted wearing many pairs of gorgeous sneakers. The one that got a lot of attention? This pair of xVESSEL G.O.P. Lows Yellow + Essential Paisley; the bright-coloured pair of sneakers matches with his equally vivid ensemble perfectly. Effortlessly casual but still artful, these sneakers also pairs with the “sunshine” idol’s personality, and are sure to make you want to cop your own pair to brighten up your own style.
xVESSEL G.O.P. Lows Yellow + Essential Paisley retails for $297.00 on xVESSEL.co.
2. Sneakers spotted on Yeonjun
Converse sneakers are a classic, and it’s no surprise TXT’s Yeonjun loves his Converse Chuck Taylor x Rick Owens DRKSHDW. Seen in a casual mirror selfie at Yeon Jun’s dance practice studio, the high-tops complement his blue jeans and striped shirt for a stylish everyday look. The black sneakers are easy to pair with any outfit and you could honestly never go wrong with such an iconic pair of sneakers.
Converse Chuck Taylor x Rick Owens DRKSHDW (high) retails for S$195 on highsnobiety and are sold out on the official Converse website.
3. Sneakers spotted on Hyuna
Undoubtedly one of the flashier Korean celebrities, Hyuna’s vibrant personality is perfectly expressed with this flamboyant pair of sneakers.
These Louis Vuitton OLLIE Sneakers are bold and bright, matching Hyuna’s outfit to a T. This pair is definitely one that you should go for if you’re looking to make a huge statement.
LV OLLIE Sneakers retail for S$1,460 on Louis Vuitton’s official website.
4. Sneakers spotted on G-Dragon
It’s hard to go wrong with a pair of Nikes, and this passionate sneaker fan is showing off some contrasting colours with his Nike Dunk Low ‘Varsity Royal’ and a pink oversized shirt.
Complete with a beanie, G-Dragon’s getup speaks of his sneakerhead rep.
Nike Dunk Low ‘Varsity Royal’ retails for S$159 on Nike’s official site.
5. Sneakers spotted on Jennie
BLACKPINK’s Jennie seems to be a fan of white sneakers in particular. In this photo she posted, she sports the Adidas Stan Smith in Cloud White and Green, complete with a pleated skirt and a matching white shirt with dark green details. Her high Adidas socks and little Adidas bag sets the tone for a full Adidas look as she poses under the neon Adidas logo against a brick wall.
Adidas Stan Smith (Cloud White and Green) retails for S$140 on Adidas’ official website.
6. Sneakers spotted on Minho
Korean celebrity Choi Minho was seen sported the iconic Nike Air Force 1 ’07 in red and white. The red and white of the sneakers match well with his white sweater and striking red hair, while he completes his fall look with neutral tones of brown for his coat, beret and pants. This getup is casual yet tastefully put together for any occasion.
Nike Air Force 1 ’07 (Red and White) retails for $149 on Nike’s official website.
7. Sneakers spotted on Suga
Rapper and member of BTS, Suga is seen sporting the Nike x Travis Scott Jordan 1 High in Mocha on the set of his latest single, Daechwita. The sneakers completes his look of effortless swag with the jeans, silver chains around his neck, camo green shirt, and jacket.
Nike x Travis Scott Jordan 1 High in Mocha retails for S$3,688 on Farfetch.
8. Sneakers spotted on IU
The neutral shade and style of this pair of sneakers is perfect for matching with just about any and every outfit. Singer IU is seen pairing the Adidas OZWEEGO Celox Shoes with long black overalls, a black beret and a light grey T-shirt – an effortlessly chic look that many would love to replicate.
Adidas OZWEEGO Celox Shows retails for S$120 on Adidas’ official website.
9. Sneakers spotted on Jessi
Korean rapper Jessi is seen in the Nike Air Max 90 white/black/white colour combination to complete her athleisure getup. The entire look, pulled together with the surprising Chanel bag, showcases her irreverent personality perfectly.
Nike Air Max 90 is available on Nike’s official website from S$199.
10. Sneakers spotted on Chungha
Singer Chungha is often known for her sweet disposition. In this photo, she shows off her gorgeous smile, and sports the Reebok Classic Leather Legacy AZ Shoes in Chalk/Seaport Teal/Alabaster. Paired with white socks, black leggings and a brown-beige top, Chungha looks chic and cool all at the same time. These sneakers are also more environmentally friendly as they are made with at least 30% recycled materials.
Reebok Classic Leather Legacy AZ Shoes in Chalk/Seaport Teal/Alabaster retails for S$80 on Reebok’s official website.