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It’s official, sneakers have overtaken handbags as the go-to status symbol.

Just a few years ago, women (and some men) shelled out thousands on luxury handbags. From Chanel to Alexander Wang, It bags were on the arms of every young actor and fashion icon. Now? They’re all wearing rare sneakers.

Sneakers have also replaced handbags as one of the most recognizable items a brand can release — we all know Balenciaga’s Speed Trainers and Gucci’s Ace sneakers, but only the hardcore fans can list the brand’s other accessories.

If you’re still not convinced, we’ve rounded up ten silhouettes that prove hype sneakers are officially the new status symbols. Browse them below.

Air Jordan 1

$1950

Nike x OFF-WHITE

Buy at GOAT
Wave Runner 700

Wave Runner 700

$500

YEEZY

Buy at Flight Club
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Zebra

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Zebra

from $278

adidas

(Available at 4 Merchants)
(Available at 4 Merchants)
Instapump Fury

Instapump Fury

$1150

Reebok x Vetements

Buy at Stadium Goods
Black High 3.0 Sneakers

Black High 3.0 Sneakers

$780

Off-White™

Buy at off---white

Sock Sneakers

$168

Vetements x Reebok

Buy at ssense
Air Max 1/97 VF SW

Air Max 1/97 VF SW

$1029

Nike x Sean Wotherspoon

Buy at Stadium Goods

Rhyton

$895

Gucci

Buy at ssense

Instapump Fury

$190

Vetements x Reebok

Buy at ssense
HyperAdapt 1.0 Habanero

HyperAdapt 1.0 Habanero

$775

Nike

Buy at stockx

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