The fire output from Prada shows no sign of dying down any time soon, and while its iconic shirts and neon outerwear are stealing the FW18 show, its current footwear selection is also on point.
Starting with the iconic America’s Cup — an instantly recognizable shoe to any sneakerhead and the Italian fashion house’s most commercially successful model, the evolution of Prada sneakers of late has had our jaws dropping for some time.
From futuristic silhouettes such as the Cloudbust and XY, to smarter leather/mesh models and boot-like sneakers, there are more ways than ever to flex Prada from the ground up.
And so, here we bring you the ultimate guide to Prada footwear, comprising the very best silhouettes to cop today. Below we’ve compiled all our favorites from Prada’s vast silhouette line-up, for anyone searching for that perfect investment sneaker for the new season.
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Prada’s XY sneakers are running shoe-meets-luxe perfection. The classic silhouette receives a futuristic makeover thanks to the sandal-inspired straps, reflective details, and sock-like upper. Made in Italy, these neoprene sneakers are so dope that you could rock them at a Sunday brunch, on a stroll around the city, and even on smarter occasions.
Leather & Mesh
Leather and mesh have never looked so good together. As easily paired with fine tailoring as sweatpants or a pair of good ol’ denim jeans, these shoes are super versatile and are guaranteed to give your ’fits that effortlessly cool vibe.
Love them or hate them, the rise of the sock sneaker is real. At the top of the game (key competitors being Balenciaga and Maison Margiela), Prada’s sock-like spin on its more classic silhouettes like the America’s Cup can take your favorite ’fits to the next level.
Unveiled in August 2017, the Cloudbust fast rose to the apex of sneaker hype. These highly-technical shoes have a retro-futuristic feel — from the bold straps all the way to their bubble midsoles. These are our pick of laceless shoes right now, with the futuristic vibe fitting perfectly into FW18’s key trends.
Trail and hiking-inspired sneakers are at the top of the agenda for fall, and unsurprisingly, Prada has been incorporating the look into its most recent collections. Boasting a reflective mesh upper and reinforced eyelets, these chunky trail sneakers may not boast the technical credentials of more serious hiking shoes, but they’ll climb to the top of any street style round-up.
Led by the iconic America’s Cup sneaker, originally released in 1996 to celebrate the sailing tournament of the same name, Prada’s low-top offerings are always a hit. Rocked at school, work, weddings, or incorporated into casualwear, newer iterations remain as popular now as they did when they first released — a truly timeless style.
With temperatures dropping, boots may also be on your shopping list. Fortunately, it’s another area that Prada delivers in. From Chelsea boot-inspired sneakers with a chunky rubber sole to more futuristic offerings that blur the lines between boot and high-top sneaker, these are sure to turn heads in the new season.
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- Curated by: Rhianna Matthews