NIKE AIR FORCE 1 LV8 VELVET in mineral gold

10 Pairs of Velvet Sneakers That Will Crush It

Did someone say embellished sneakers? Here are ten pairs of velvet sneakers by Puma, Converse, Nike, Vans, Steve Madden and some more designers.

Perhaps these velveteen sneakers are quieter and therefore better for sneaking because they are lined with such soft material. The rich fabric provides an interesting texture in the feet area. And the flat rubber outsoles are ideal for everyday, strenuous activities and music festivals. Many of these velvet sneakers have been made even prettier with embroidery, hardware and semi precious gemstones.

The decorative look of velvet is perfect for the holidays, just like the metallic sneakers discussed previously. They are also a feminine sneaker to wear during casual spring and summer situations. This style juxtaposes nicely with fishnet socks. Or try layering socks and tights in interesting patterns.

1. Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin velvet sneakers

Perhaps if saints painted on cathedral walls were wearing slip ons underneath those robes they would look like these. That is the Christian Louboutin Kasta Flor Embellished Velvet Skate Sneaker ($2,495). The velvet has a crocodile skin texture. They are crystal embellished and have the red lacquered bottom.

2. Gucci

Gucci velvet sneakers

The GG Web Velvet Sneakers ($1,100) are still available at Farfetch. They are made of pink velvet and leather with the signature motif. Faux pearl and glass gemstones line the brand embossed outsole. 

3. Giuseppe Zanotti

Giuseppe Zanotti velvet sneakers

Italian design label Giuseppe Zanotti makes more than one type of velvet sneaker. The real show stopper is the Women’s Velvet Zipper Mid Top Sneakers ($825) that come in Rosa Pink and Elektrikos Blue.

4. Puma

Puma velvet sneakers

These are the Puma Women’s Fierce Velvet Training Sneakers from Finish Line in Cordovan ($110) now available at Macy’s. The velvet trainers are ferocious like a puma, cougar or mountain lion.

5. Converse

Converse velvet sneakers

Converse is lining their pockets with velvet high tops and low tops this season. The distinctive Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker now comes in the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Velvet Studs High Top ($95).

6. Nike

Nike velvet sneakers

The Nike Air Force 1 LV8 Velvet ($85) shown above in Mineral Gold/Light Laser Orange/Light Orewood Brown comes in two other colors with unnecessarily lengthy and elaborate names.

7. Vans

Vans velvet sneakers

If you like Vans and purple velvet then you’ll love the Vans Crushed Velvet Old Skool Sneaker ($65) that also comes in Grey. The low profile low top is a lace up sneaker with cool girl style.

8. Steve Madden

Steve Madden velvet sneakers

The Steve Madden Breeze Velvet Sneakers With Pom (On sale for $65) are a pink velveteen slip on with a furry poof embellishment. Asos notes that this brand has been redefining the platform since the 90’s.

9. Penny Loves Kenny

Penny Loves Kenny velvet sneakers

The Penny Loves Kenny Arty Velvet Slip-On ($49.99) has a similar vibe as the last slip ons but in Burgundy or Black. The faux fur shoes feature a velvet upper and faux leather lining.

10. Rocket Dog

Rocket Dog velvet sneakers

Not to be outdone the Rocket Dog® Magic Crush Pink Velvet Sneaker ($49.95) will probably not give you any special powers except the ability to look super cute in cut offs or skinny jeans.

You will be crushing it in a pair of velvet sneakers from one of these fine retailers.

To learn more on shoes read about low heeled booties and/or block heel sandals.

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Elizabeth de Moya has contributed to DJ Mag, DJ TechTools, LA Weekly and Thump (Vice). She has a BA in Linguistics from UC Berkeley.