This Is Kaia Gerber’s Favorite Pair Of Sneakers Right Now

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New Balance has long been a stylishly on-trend brand. Of recent, though, the sneaker giant has also enjoyed a resurgence thanks to the return of the dad sneaker, and normcore as a whole. In fact, New Balance has successfully taken over the sneaker game with new drops warranting long lines and instant sell-outs: Its collab portfolio includes four consecutive collaborations with STAUD, as well as other It girl-beloved brands like Reformation and Casablanca. And the brand’s most iconic shoe has now become a celeb-favorite, with everyone from Kaia Gerber to Timothée Chalamet offering a lesson in how to wear New Balance sneakers. With its rooted focus on comfort, the label has become the go-to shoe house for sneakerheads and fashion girls alike.

First, there is New Balance’s iconic 99X series, which is packed with history (like being Steve Jobs’ go-to) and hits the dad shoe trend with a less retro and more modern feel while still paying homage to its roots. The 99X lineage began in ‘82 with the 990 sneaker which at the time was a big deal; it was the first-ever sneaker priced at $100 (oh, how times have changed). The latest silhouette to sweep the crowd of trendy dressers is the fifth-generation 990 model, in a new monotone colorway that combines grey suede and silver mesh for a sporty yet casual aesthetic. The versatile sneaker was an instant hit as proven by some of your favorite stars who equivocally deemed the shoe repeat-worthy.

Evidently, the versatility of New Balance shoes is unmatched — be it the classic 990 sneaker or a in-demand style from one of the brand’s buzzy collabs. Ahead, see how nine celebs style their New Balance sneakers.

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Laura Harrier


The Spider-Man: Homecoming star casually wore a pair of in-demand P550 Basketball Oxfords from the buzzy Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance partnership. She teamed them with a sporty zip-up shirt, black leggings, and used a pair of white crew socks to pull off a trendy styling trick.

Hailey Bieber


In April 2021, the model stepped out for a stroll in Los Angeles. She donned the second-generation 990 shoe and contrasted its sporty-casual quality with oversize tailoring: a black blazer, caramel-colored wide-leg pants, and a cropped tank underneath.

Kaia Gerber

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The supermodel used her NB sneakers to demonstrate the ideal airport outfit: blue straight-leg jeans, a black felt coat, and a sleek tote bag. The casual get-up appears more elevated thanks to the long-line outerwear. Likewise, the polished tote bag adds another element of sophistication.

Timothee Chalamet

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Timothee’s laid-back styling is the perfect menswear inspo that’s comfy, casual, and gender-neutral. Try pairing a relaxed pair of creased pants with a casual crop top and this season’s headwear of choice: a baseball cap.

Pernille Teisbaek

Fashion favorite Pernille Teisbaek also opted for a more polished pant in her casual OOTD, which boasts front slits that really showcase the 990s. She kept her styling simple with a shearling denim jacket and a tucked-in graphic tee.

Kourtney Kardashian

Sweatpants have been the universal go-to lately, but Kourtney is still finding new pairs to sport and different ways to style them. With her pair of New Balances, she paired a crewneck and sweatpants from Kanye West’s clothing line.

Emma Roberts

The actor paired her grey New Balance sneakers with a pair of checked culottes and a cropped T-shirt for an athletic feel. The plaid bottoms offer a sophisticated element to the casual look for a nice balancing act of sporty and professional. Follow suit with Maje’s pleated bottoms to ace Roberts’ cool-girl look.

Emily Oberg

The Sporty & Rich designer is a known sneaker lover so when she styles a new pair, her outfit is worth taking note of. Here, she wears a pair of white denim bottoms with a creme cardigan and white knit socks. The simple three-piece outfit can be emulated with a cardigan from the fashion girl-approved label Danielle Guizio, a pair of Abrand white jeans, and NAKED CASHMERE cable-knit socks.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

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The supermodel also opted for a co-ord sweatsuit, this time in a mauve color from Les Tien. While her updo and fresh-faced beauty look kept the pairing casual, she accessorized with fine jewelry to instantly dress it up a little. Take cues from the pro by adding a regal necklace and dangly pearl earrings to your next sweats ensemble.