You don’t have to be a certified sneakerhead to recognise the hold running shoes have on modern wardrobes. And while some occasions (and outfits) call for a pair of dainty slingbacks, heeled boots or trending Mary Janes, there’s a reason we continue to reach for sporty styles day after day.

From dad silhouettes done up in multicoloured hues to high-fashion pairs that take a tonal approach, these are the best sneakers to buy this season – and wear for many more to come.

Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 sneakers

$190 Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 sneakers There’s no denying the grasp Adidas’s Samba silhouette has had on our feet lately. If you’re looking for a similar profile, try this slim-line style. The mossy green colourway feels very on season.

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Adidas SL72 RS sneakers

$150 Adidas SL72 RS sneakers Another alternative to the Samba – and another autumnal hue to try – the SL72 was first issued in the summer of 1972, in the lead-up to the Olympics. Expect to see this style popping up everywhere before Paris.

Vans Sport Low sneakers

$149.99 Vans Sport Low sneakers Vans might be the comeback kid of the season. The Sport Low profile feeds into the eclectic grandpa trend with its slipper-inspired styling.

New Balance 1960R sneakers

$230 New Balance 1960R sneakers Another retro revival, this new colourway from New Balance adds charm to the dad silhouette. Wear with wide-leg denim and floating dress hems to channel Danish cool girl style once again this season.

Asics x Cecilie Bahnsen GT-2160 Habanero sneakers

$545 Asics x Cecilie Bahnsen GT-2160 Habanero sneakers Speaking of Copenhagen chic, this collab from Asics and Danish brand Cecilie Bahnsen strikes the perfect balance of feminine and masculine. Add a pair of frilly socks to amp up the coquette attitude.

Cariuma Oca Low sneakers

$189 Cariuma Oca Low sneakers An all-white sneaker is a wardrobe staple. This leather style from sustainable brand Cariuma has minimalist details down to a fine art.

Rollie Pace Crystal sneakers

$229.95 Rollie Pace Crystal sneakers A white sneaker with a bit of sparkle is the best way to jazz up daily outfits. This pair comes from Rollie’s birthday collection but the same design is also available in classic white, all-black and other iterations.

Veja Venturi sneakers

$280 Veja Venturi sneakers Veja’s Venturi style has proved its place over the past few seasons. A chunky silhouette in shades of beige – no notes.

New Balance x Miu Miu

$1640 New Balance x Miu Miu Another high-low heavy hitter. The whitewashed colourway and ballet-inspired contours create an instant “it” shoe.

Salomon XT-6 Sneakers

$300 Salomon XT-6 Sneakers Gorpcore (or “camping chic”) continues to make tracks. This all-black pair from Salomon can take you from run club to after-work drinks when matched with the right soft suiting.

Anine Bing x Reebok Classic Nylon

$280 Anine Bing x Reebok Classic Nylon Another collab to love. Scandi label Anine Bing brings refined edge and logo details to a Reebok classic.

Adidas x SFTM-003 Country OG sneakers

$200 Adidas x SFTM-003 Country OG sneakers One more collab for the win: Sydney brand Song for the Mute teams up with Adidas for another cult capsule. This pair is all about the details.

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