Teens surprisingly love this sneaker style traditionally worn by geriatrics

Alice Chen
Alice Chen

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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MICHAEL Michael Kors Beckett Leather Sneaker

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

PUMA Basket Platform Bigvelc Sneakers

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

Tory Burch Tory Sport Colorblock Velcro Sneakers

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

Vans Old Skool V Pro Sneaker

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

Adidas Originals Stan Smith Velcro Sneakers

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

Joie ‘Diata’ Low Top Sneaker

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

Sperry Crest Velcro Creeper Sneakers

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

Tretorn Carry IV Velcro Sneakers

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

adidas Women’s Women’s Tubular Invader Strap Suede Sneakers

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

adidas by Raf Simons Stan Smith Comfort Badge Sneaker

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Veja 3 Lock Sneaker

Veja 3 Lock Sneaker, $99, bandier.com

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