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5 Most Popular Sneaker Brands Parisians Are Currently Wearing

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Whether they’re used to dress down your formal outfits or pair with your go-to straight-leg jeans, good sneakers are an item you can always count on. Sneakers are where function and fashion meet, so it’s not surprising that this casual silhouette is a wardrobe must-have for Parisian women. If you’re looking to update your sneakers, gather inspiration from a Parisian woman’s street style. On my recent trip to Paris, I noticed that these are the 5 most popular sneaker brands Parisians are currently wearing!

1. Adidas

Though currently super popular, a pair of all-white Stan Smiths transcends any sneaker trend and it is a style that goes way beyond the gym floor.

The simple silhouette makes it versatile to sport with plenty of pieces in your closet. Not sure what to wear with your beige trench coat and jeans? Slip on a pair of Stan Smiths. Need a break from your heels? A pair of Stan Smith sneakers are a good casual-chic alternative.

Because of the minimalist style, these shoes are loved by many Parisians. Not to mention the exterior fabric makes them easier to keep clean than canvas. These shoes can be worn year-round, but the fresh white hue makes them the perfect companion to spring and summer.

If you prefer more of a model-off-duty vibe, pair these ultra-cool sneakers with a leather jacket and straight-leg jeans for an effortlessly fashionable outfit.

2. Veja

Ever wondered what the most popular sneakers Parisian women wear? The answer is Veja. If you look at iconic Parisian women’s Instagram feeds (or on the streets of Paris like I did), then you will notice a lot of them wearing Veja on repeat!

The Campo low-top sneaker is particularly the sneaker style of choice (followed by Esplar if you prefer subtle logos) as it has a simple and timeless appeal that Parisian women cannot get enough of.

These classic sneakers boast the iconic “V” logo on all their designs and the name on the pull tabs. The sneakers are also sustainably made using Amazonian rubber, recycled rubber, and even rice waste to make the outsole. These eco-friendly and stylish sneakers can be worn when traveling, running errands, or even grabbing coffee with your friend.

Style a pair of Veja sneakers with straight-leg jeans, a blazer, and a crossbody bag to master the art of looking effortlessly put together but not too perfect.

Not too into jeans? No worries. Veja sneakers can complete your favorite athleisure look and can be worn with cool joggers. The shoes are chameleons and can add an edgy touch to whatever outfit you pair them with.

3. Golden Goose

Whether you find the distressing to be cool and unique or a waste of money, there’s no denying that one of the most popular sneaker brands Parisians are currently wearing is Golden Goose.

They are pricier than the other sneaker brands, but this handmade in Italy leather shoe boasts durable materials that will stand the test of time.

The brand has a wide selection of sneaker designs including silver sequined adorned looks and animal print. Golden Goose’s founders have adopted the mantra “perfect imperfection’” for these iconic sneakers so it’s no surprise that the Parisians love these, as that is one of their style mantras as well.

These sneakers are made for fashion lovers who appreciate minimalistic styles, but with a twist. You can use them to elevate your leggings or pair them with a crisp white crisp shirt and blazer for a business casual look.

4. Converse

The Chuck Taylor Converse sneakers are not only loved by skateboarders but they are one of the top 5 sneaker brands Parisians are currently wearing. From platforms to high tops and even to the chunky soles, this is a brand you’ll see on repeat in Paris.

If you’re just getting started with Converse, consider a pair of white Chuck Taylors as they are both practical and incredibly versatile (albeit harder to keep clean). You can team up your white Chuck Taylors with about everything from timeless jeans to cute spring dresses.

The sneakers are lightweight and durable, which makes them great for running errands or jetting off on vacation and they have a low profile that will give you ultimate flexibility.

Once you’ve got the basics down (and become an inevitable Converse lover), you’ll find that there are so many styles and silhouettes that you can have fun with!

5. Nike

Popular all over the world and especially in Europe, Nike is the last of the top 5 sneaker brands Parisians are currently wearing.

This legendary American-born brand has a diverse range of sneakers, but the styles to keep on your radar are the essential, lifestyle, low-profile sneakers, such as the Court Royale 2’s, Blazer Low Platform, or the Air Force 1 ’07 Essential Sneaker.

These low-profile and minimalist sneaker styles are the ones that will give you an instantly cool and classic look. Pair with anything from tailored dress pants to jeans and your trusty tee.

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We all know that sneakers are essential footwear to have on rotation. However, choosing which brand to buy is not always clear. Thankfully, no matter your budget, there is a sneaker style for you! And all Parisian girl approved at that.

Now that you know the most popular sneaker brands that Parisians are currently wearing, you may be wondering what the most popular handbags are. Find that out in The Top Designer Bags That Are All Over Paris!


Founder and editor of My Chic Obsession, Carolyn is your trusted fashion maven. Carolyn's drive to help others achieve a classic and timeless wardrobe fuels her posts, making a go-to resource for style seekers worldwide. Beyond the wardrobe, she resides in the heartland of the Midwest, dreaming up new ideas and raising her two lively boys - her biggest fashion critics.