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Prom season is coming, and while you might think it’s time to time to put on your best suit and a good pair of dancing shoes, sneakerheads across America might not be so eager to part with kicks. Fortunately, in 2019, formal dress codes are all about mixing things up. And while you should probably be leveling up from your everyday beaters at prom, a number of sneaker styles are sure to elevate your look.

At prom, its the classics, luxury pairs, or straight up fashion statements that’ll outshine your peers. Now, assuming you’ve got a steezy suit and dance moves at the ready, we’ve curated a list of sneakers that are sure to look the part on your big day.

As far as classics go, a pair of all-white Nike Air Force 1s will hit the mark when paired with suits in any color palette, while adidas’ Stan Smith or a clean all-black pair of Air Jordan 1s don’t stray far from classic formal shoe silhouettes, while adding that sporty edge to your ’fit.

Meanwhile, if you’re seeing Prom night as your chance to flex your fashion-forwardness, ASICS Gel-Delva 1s by Kiko Kostadinov are up there with the best of them, while COMME des GARÇONS Play x Converse Chuck 70s are both super smart and timelessly steezy at the same time.

Finally, those who want to splash out on a next-level look will be turning heads on the dance floor in Dior, whose all-over logo high-tops are a major flex, while Louis Vuitton’s Runner was made to be rocked with a suit.

See Highsnobiety’s full list of prom-ready sneakers below.


Air Force 1 ´07


Buy at Caliroots

Air Jordan 1 Mid


Buy at Caliroots

Stan Smith

adidas Originals

Buy at Caliroots



from $75
Where to shop

BW Army

adidas Originals

Buy at adidas UK

Epoch Sport Lx


from $56
Where to shop

CT400PLA 'Premium Leather'

New Balance

Buy at END.


Chuck 70 Hi


Buy at ssense

Gel-Delva 1

ASICS x Kiko Kostadinov

from $300
Where to shop

Perey Trainers

Acne Studios

Buy at Matchesfashion

Replica Sneakers

Maison Margiela

Buy at ssense

Original Achilles Low

Common Projects

from $410
Where to shop


B23 High-Top Sneakers


Buy at Dior

Runner Sneaker

Louis Vuitton

Buy at Louis Vuitton

Oversized Runner

Alexander McQueen

Buy at Farfetch

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  • Curated by: Yulia Pankova
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