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From Vans to Rick Owens, 9 Sneakers That Channel the Emo Style Trend

Swap out your combat boots for these moody picks.

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From Vans to Rick Owens, 9 Sneakers That Channel the Emo Style Trend

Swap out your combat boots for these moody picks.

Thanks to the TikTok generation’s obsession with nostalgia, the part punk, part Y2K emo fashion trend has come full circle since dominating pop culture in the early aughts.

While emo style is most often associated with combat boots and platform footwear, sneaker fans can get in on the throwback trend via avant-garde styles like the leather Antei by Raf Simons, or the high-top Stivali Army silhouette by Rick Owens.

The trend sees a wide spectrum, with designer options like the chunky Off-White™ Odsy-1000 in a moody dark gray colorway, as well as affordable, DIY-ready picks like the classic Converse Chuck 70 and the checkerboard Vans Slip-On. Yes, even Rihanna and Kim Kardashian are embracing Vans in 2022.

Read on for nine sneakers to complete any emo look.

Off-White™ Odsy-1000

Off-White™
Odsy-1000
$524 USD
HBXHBX 

Converse x DRKSHDW DRKSTAR OX “Black/Egret”

Converse
DRKSTAR OX ‘Black/Egret’
$183 USD
HBXHBX 

Raf Simons Antei

Raf Simons
Antei
$448 USD
HBXHBX 

Vans Cap Mash Hi LX

Vans
Cap Mash Hi LX
$62 USD
HBXHBX 

Vans OG Classic Slip On LX

Vans
OG Classic Slip On
$87 USD
HBXHBX 

Rick Owens DRKSHDW Stivali Army Sneaker

Rick Owens
DRKSHDW Stivali Army Sneaker
$578 USD
HBXHBX 

Martin Margiela Evolution Sneaker “Black Denim”

Martin Margiela
Evolution Sneaker ‘Black Denim’
$593 USD
HBXHBX 

Salomon Advanced XT-Wings 2

Salomon
Advanced XT-Wings 2 ‘Black’
$146 USD
HBXHBX 

Converse Chuck 70 High Sneaker

Converse
Chuck 70 High Sneaker
$86 USD
HBXHBX 
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