Teens surprisingly love this sneaker style traditionally worn by geriatrics

Alice Chen
Yahoo Style

It’s time to start taking style tips from your grandpa: Velcro sneakers are in, and you wouldn’t believe who’s obsessed with them. According to data from shopping site Polyvore, it’s the youngest shoppers — women aged 18 to 24 — who’ve been snapping them up. Other faves among this set? White sneakers, Vans, and metallic colored kicks.

Meanwhile, platform sneakers and the Adidas NMD top the list for shoppers aged 25 to 34. Those aged 35 to 44 are loving the classics like Converse and Adidas Superstars.

Trying to keep up with the cool kids? Click through to shop the chicest (really!) Velcro sneakers. Trust, you’ll believe it when you see these!

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<p>MICHAEL Michael Kors Beckett Leather Sneaker, $78, <a href="https://www.polyvore.com/michael_michael_kors_beckett_leather/thing?id=197566328" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:michaelkors.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">michaelkors.com</a> </p>
MICHAEL Michael Kors Beckett Leather Sneaker

MICHAEL Michael Kors Beckett Leather Sneaker, $78, michaelkors.com

<p>PUMA Basket Platform Bigvelc Sneakers, $110, <a href="https://www.polyvore.com/puma_basket_platform_bigvelc_sneakers/thing?id=217394617" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:shopbop.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">shopbop.com</a> </p>
PUMA Basket Platform Bigvelc Sneakers

PUMA Basket Platform Bigvelc Sneakers, $110, shopbop.com

<p>Tory Burch Tory Sport Colorblock Velcro Sneakers, $198, <a href="https://www.polyvore.com/tory_burch_sport_colorblock_velcro/thing?id=217473278" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:shopbop.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">shopbop.com</a> </p>
Tory Burch Tory Sport Colorblock Velcro Sneakers

Tory Burch Tory Sport Colorblock Velcro Sneakers, $198, shopbop.com

<p>Vans Old Skool V Pro Sneaker, $75, <a href="https://www.polyvore.com/vans_old_skool_pro_sneaker/thing?id=215383834" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:urbanoutfitters.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">urbanoutfitters.com</a> </p>
Vans Old Skool V Pro Sneaker

Vans Old Skool V Pro Sneaker, $75, urbanoutfitters.com

<p>Adidas Originals Stan Smith Velcro Sneakers, $99, <a href="https://www.polyvore.com/adidas_originals_stan_smith_velcro/thing?id=175189325" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:stylebop.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">stylebop.com</a> </p>
Adidas Originals Stan Smith Velcro Sneakers

Adidas Originals Stan Smith Velcro Sneakers, $99, stylebop.com

<p>Joie ‘Diata’ Low Top Sneaker, $65, <a href="https://www.polyvore.com/joie_diata_low_top_sneaker/thing?id=214987326" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:nordstromrack.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">nordstromrack.com</a> </p>
Joie ‘Diata’ Low Top Sneaker

Joie ‘Diata’ Low Top Sneaker, $65, nordstromrack.com

<p>Sperry Crest Velcro Creeper Sneakers, $60, <a href="https://www.polyvore.com/sperry_crest_velcro_creeper_sneakers/thing?id=215998867" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:shopbop.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">shopbop.com</a> </p>
Sperry Crest Velcro Creeper Sneakers

Sperry Crest Velcro Creeper Sneakers, $60, shopbop.com

<p>Tretorn Carry IV Velcro Sneakers, $85, <a href="https://www.polyvore.com/tretorn_carry_iv_velcro_sneakers/thing?id=216685483" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:shopbop.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">shopbop.com</a> </p>
Tretorn Carry IV Velcro Sneakers

Tretorn Carry IV Velcro Sneakers, $85, shopbop.com

<p>adidas Women’s Women’s Tubular Invader Strap Suede Sneakers, $110, <a href="https://www.polyvore.com/adidas_womens_tubular_invader_strap/thing?id=215853838" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:barneys.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">barneys.com</a> </p>
adidas Women’s Women’s Tubular Invader Strap Suede Sneakers

adidas Women’s Women’s Tubular Invader Strap Suede Sneakers, $110, barneys.com

<p>adidas by Raf Simons Stan Smith Comfort Badge Sneaker, $363, <a href="https://www.polyvore.com/adidas_raf_simons_stan_smith/thing?id=216196967" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:revolve.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">revolve.com</a> </p>
adidas by Raf Simons Stan Smith Comfort Badge Sneaker

adidas by Raf Simons Stan Smith Comfort Badge Sneaker, $363, revolve.com

<p>Veja 3 Lock Sneaker, $99, <a href="https://www.polyvore.com/veja_lock_sneaker/thing?id=212500791" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:bandier.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">bandier.com</a> </p>
Veja 3 Lock Sneaker

Veja 3 Lock Sneaker, $99, bandier.com

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