5 Sneaker Brands For Girls Who Hate Converse

Who isn’t obsessed with sneakers? No one, it seems, which is great for our feet, but not so much when it comes to standing out from the crowd. Rather than relying on the tried-and-true Converse we all grew up in, upgrade to one of these more fashion-forward brands instead. We’ve sourced five swanky sneaks to get on board with now and showed you how to style them for spring.

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Axel Arigato

From smooth suede to metallic accents, Axel Arigato combines minimalist design with trend-right sensibility.

How To Style

The perfect neutral, wear this style with everything from skinny jeans to mini skirts for off-duty chic.


For a fashion-forward sneaker, Buscemi offers luxe textures and playful acccents.

How To Style

A feminine pair works well with sleek trousers and colorful accents.

Common Projects

Whether a classic low top or a more embellished take, Common Projects imbues their sneakers with cool-girl vibes.

How To Style

Metallic kicks give an otherwise girly ensemble streetwise appeal.


From classic canvas to playful prints, Superga feels endlessly fresh.

How To Style

For a springtime look, team a flatform pair with a fresh frock and neutral accessories.

Joshua Sanders

From accessible slip-ons to avant-garde adornments, Joshua Sanders styles embody the quirky-cool aesthetic.

How To Style

Balance a cheerful pair with cropped denim and easy separates.