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The next hot sneaker trend poised to replace the 'Sambas'

While you primarily see high heels, sandals, and the like on the catwalks, sneakers are the unofficial uniform for everyone who puts on this fashion spectacle. Whether helpers behind the scenes or busy guests with iPhones always at the ready - comfortable shoes are the magic word for those who count over 20,000 steps during fashion weeks. A look at Berlin Fashion Week , which ends today, proves: sneakers are hard to miss on and off the runway. During the numerous shows , presentations , and get-togethers, two sneaker trends in particular stood out.

Two sneaker trends from Berlin Fashion Week that stuck in people’s minds this season

Rebekka Ruétz x Skechers: 90s inspiration

Rebekka Ruétz Spring/Summer 2025 Joern Pollex/Getty Images

While the popular "Sambas" with their narrow soles guarantee contact with the ground, this sneaker model is aiming high: shoes with a 90s look will not lose their presence in 2024/25. During Berlin Fashion Week, they quickly found their place on Rebekka Ruétz 's catwalk. The models wore Skechers models for the presentation of the Austrian's spring/summer 2025 collection , sometimes in combination with authentic 90s fishnet stockings. Ruétz models were certainly grateful for the comfortable pairs, which also ensure a comfortable footbed off the catwalk. As past sneaker trends have taught us so far: comfort and nostalgia are the magical attributes for every shoe hype.

Sneakers "Tres-Air - Shimm-Airy", by Skechers, around 90 euros.

Puma "Speedcat": 2000s inspiration

The "Speedcat" sneakers in racing look from Puma are the favorite shoe on the streets of the capital. Christian Vierig/Getty Images

They are the anti-trend par excellence and Emily Ratajkowski 's favorite shoe : Puma's "Speedcat" sneakers are back! In 1999, Puma entered into a collaboration with Sparco, an Italian auto parts manufacturer, to introduce the first "Speedcat." The design idea was to bring the racing look to the streets. In the 2000s, they quickly became de rigueur among sneaker lovers. Over 20 years later, the shoe has been revived on the streets of Berlin, among other places. During Berlin Fashion Week, the model could be seen in red or black, especially on fans of the popular Y2K style - preferably in combination with baggy jeans.

Sneakers "Speedcat OG Sneaker Unisex", by Puma, for 109.95 euros.

The original article can be found on Vogue Germany.

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