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Kingly Kicks: The 9 Best Gold Sneakers for Regular Royalty

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* Ditch the white sneakers; the most recent sneaker color trend is gold
* Classic brands including Reebok, Nike, Puma, and Adidas getting in on the trend
* See our favorites, all under $150

We might not want to believe it, but we’re on the tail end of the all-white sneaker trend. Replacing them is the polar opposite of white sneakers: bright colors and bold materials.

One of the standout colors in this fresh new trend (along with millennial pink) is metallic gold. But gold shoes are actually easier done than said, as evidenced by the plethora of new sneakers that expertly work the royal color into something very wearable. 

FOR WOMEN:

1. PUMA Vikky Metallic Gold

After their collaboration with Rihanna, Puma has exploded as the one of the hottest sneakers around. Part of their new look is the signature platform style design, which has just been upgraded with the metallic gold treatment.

PUMA Women's Vikky Platform Metallic Fashion Sneaker Image courtesy Amazon

  

2. PUMA Fierce Gold Training Shoes

All black workout shoes can get boring. For some fresh new workout gear, try these gold and white Puma training shoes.

Women's Training Shoes Puma Image courtesy of Puma

  

3. Reebok Classic Pearlized Gold Sneakers

Reebok’s iconic trainer gets upgraded with a pearlized gold color that adds a significant splash of modern to the classic silhouette.

Reebok Classic Gold Sneaker Image courtesy of Amazon

  

4. Women’s Adidas Originals All Star Gold

If you’re looking for a slightly more low-key gold sneaker, these are a great option. They only use gold on the heel tab, stripes, and tongue logo, but are otherwise classically cool Adidas All Stars.

Women's Gold Sneakers Adidas Image courtesy of Amazon

  

5. KEDS x Kate Spade Champion Glitter

Keds are the shoes your mom wore in high school, but because of collaborations with powerhouse brands such as Kate Spade (and recent nostalgia trends) the brand is making a noticeable comeback. These are a pair from the Kate Spade collab that uses a sparkly gold material and unconventional laces for a modern metallic look.

Women's Sneakers Keds Image courtesy of Keds

  

6. Nike Cortez in Metallic Gold

By utilizing hints of black, white, and tan, Nike successfully creates a metallic gold sneaker that works well with (and can even elevate) a very casual outfit.

Women's Gold Sneaker Nike Cortez Image courtesy of Walmart

  

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FOR MEN:

1. Puma Basket Classic Metallic Sneaker

A geometric pattern adds intrigue to the metallic gold upper of these low top Pumas. This look proves that the gold trend isn’t exclusive to women’s sneakers.

PUMA Men's Basket Classic Metallic Fashion Sneaker Image courtesy Amazon

  

2. Men’s Adidas Originals All Star Gold

Black and white contrast at the toe cap, sole and heel make these gold leather sneakers pop even more. 

Men's Gold All Star Sneakers Image courtesy of Amazon

  

3. Nike Air Max Zero Gold

The classic, super comfortable Nike Air Max has gone gold, and still looks great. The way Nike works gold mesh, overlays, laces, and a splash of red into the sneaker makes them stand out as one of the best metallic shoes on the market.

Men's Gold Sneakers Nike Image courtesy of Finish Line