Sneak in the Streets

27 February 2014

Sneaker that is…

Flatforms, gladiator sandals, sneaker-wedges, it seems like every Spring there’s a new “it” shoe to be worn. I bowed out of the first two trends, but the latter I gave some real gusto. I gushed over the Isabel Marant wedges and the Nike x Liberty of London collaboration. Yet, somehow when I wore my commuter outfit of my dreams, I looked like I was trying far too hard. You’ve seen that girl, she’s either one season off, or a decade behind (in a not so good vintage nod way), whichever – not a pretty sight. Either I was A) not sporty-spice enough B) slightly* too old to be wearing them. So I forewent the sneaker-wedge trend and stuck with heels to the office, wincing each time I caught a little betty prancing along in her perfectly paired Nike dunks and midi-skirt.

If you or anyone you know went through this dilemma last season, there’s hope. There’s a new sneak in the streets, and she doesn’t have any height, or lacing — just slips right on. Seems like everyone is making their own version too, from Celine to Ash, Givenchy and Vans. Dress them up or down, but in end, be comfortable and embrace the rubber. It’s good for you.

A few of my favorites:

Row One, left to right: 1) Givenchy Rose Camo-Print Sneakers. When are florals ever out of style? 2) Into everything + anything Kurt Geiger is making these days. Especially if it’s in cobalt blue. 3) Nothing screams Miami more than white croc Ferragamo’s. Row Two: 1) A classic updated – Vans Metallic Slip-Ons 2) For all the Syracuse fans out there, Celine makes them in Orangeman orange! #gocuse  3) Common Projects: Slip-on sneakers could be the  new off-duty essential. Row Three: 1) Givenchy Lace Slip-Ons, date-night-done. 2) Floral canvas from Mother of Pearl 3) Steve Madden Ecentric’s in bright pony-hair pink. I’m also leaning towards the leopard print. Last but not least, my personal favorites (excluding my own Kurt Geiger’s in the featured image)  Diemme for Goop Magenta and Beige Garda Slip-Ons:




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