Most Instagrammed sneakers in the world — and where you can buy them online

Adidas NMDThe Adidas NMD topped the list of the most Instagrammed sneakers.Foot Locker

Social media started out as an interactive way to connect with people from all over, but it has since become a great tool for researching and following new trends. With the word “sneakers” being hashtagged over 24 million times on Instagram, sneaker culture is easily one of the biggest and fastest growing topics on and off the Internet.

It goes without saying that sneakers, in general, are popular fashion items, but the average person might have a hard time figuring out which pairs are most popular. To take a deeper look at which styles dominate the online space, shipping service Forward2me gathered data on the world’s most Instagrammed sneakers.

Some of their key findings were that the Adidas NMD, a sneaker that first released just three years ago, topped the list with over 5.7 million hashtags — and that 53% of the world’s most Instagrammed sneakers were from Nike.

Since Instagram hashtags are a tell-tale indication of what’s popular and what’s not, the research serves as a solid shopping guide to your next pair of sneakers.

Whether you’re interested in a recent phenomenon like Kanye West’s Yeezys, a classic silhouette that’s been around forever like the Converse Chuck Taylor, or a modern performance runner like the Nike Air VaporMax, the list has every kind of sneaker you could possibly want.

1. Adidas NMD