Black sneakers are much easier to care for than their light-colored counterparts and at least as comfortable. Dark shoes have been dominating our local shoe shelves all year round – and there’s a simple reason for that: they go with almost every outfit, are mostly unisex and can even be worn on cold days. Admittedly, one or the other model then requires a second pair of socks, but black sneakers (alongside classic boots) are among the most popular shoes. We introduce you to six trends.

The Reebok brand has been making running shoes for women and men for several decades. These black leather sneakers, for example, are real classics: although the sneakers neither protect against the cold nor are they waterproof, the two centimeter high heels and a comfortable insole still offer a certain degree of comfort on cold days.

So-called platform sneakers, which are characterized by an extremely thick sole, are particularly popular this year. This high-top model from Puma, for example, has a rubber outsole that is several centimeters thick with a non-slip profile, so that the black sneakers (including lacing) offer a secure footing on the street even on cold days.

The low counterpart to the high-top sneaker is the low-top sneaker: there are also black models with a high platform sole, for example from Tamaris. The ankle-deep shoes made of leather have a three centimeter high block heel and are available in different sizes (36 to 42) – and for those who don’t like black, also in two other colors (white and beige).

Lined sneakers such as the “Straightset Thermo” model from Lacoste are particularly popular on cold days: In addition to their water-repellent upper material, the leather shoes have a special Ortholite footbed, which is designed to ensure maximum comfort. According to the manufacturer, its other advantages include a hard-wearing, slightly profiled rubber outsole.

When it’s wet and cold outside, ordinary paths turn into dangerous slides. To stabilize your feet, it is advisable to wear shoes with a large profile. Accordingly, there are also black sneakers that have adapted to the weather: This year, among other things, the high-top sneakers made of leather by Paul Green are a must-have.

At the bottom of this shoe series are these black sneakers from Vans: The shoe brand is known for its classic sneakers, but has also added lined shoes to its range for cold days. The “Mid Slip MTE-1” slip-on sneakers with a thick sole are said to be particularly practical, which you can easily slip into – without lacing or zipper.

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