Sneakers (also called trainers, athletic shoes, tennis shoes, gym shoes, kicks, sport shoes, flats, running shoes, or runners) are shoes primarily designed for sports or other forms of physical exercise but that are now also widely used for everyday casual wear.
What is the difference between Sneakers and Shoes? Shoe is a generic term for all footwear worn by men and women while sneaker is a term reserved especially for athletic shoes. … Sneakers are meant for comfort and physical activities and considered casual shoes whereas those made with leather are considered formal.
“This year we’re seeing the sneaker trend steer back to classics, think Converse and all-white tennis shoes offering a clean aesthetic,” Caroline Maguire, Shopbop’s Fashion Director tells TZR. “These styles work year-round as you can pair them with dresses in warmer seasons and full layers in the cool.”