From Vans to Rick Owens, 9 Sneakers That Channel the Emo Style Trend
Swap out your combat boots for these moody picks.
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.