The sports stars
When it comes to sneakers you can actually exercise in, there are a variety of choices to make sure you look as good in the gym as you do on the street. Brands like Adidas Originals and Nike continue to be sporty stalwarts, but newcomer APL Athletic Propulsion Labs is also a strong contender, producing forward-thinking, technically refined designs. Team them with workout pieces by Stella McCartney, P.E Nation and The Upside and put them through their paces.
The ‘fashion’ sneakers
In their evolution from gym to off-duty essentials, sneakers have become more experimental in shape and color, with platform sneakers designs the easiest and most comfortable way to boost your style status (and your height). Try Gucci’s colorful and embellished Flashtreks, Balenciaga’s cult Triple S and Track designs, or Calvin Klein’s chunky multicolored numbers, which you can justify by wearing with everything from oversized tailoring to maxi dresses. If subtlety is more your style, look to Chloé’s white Sonnie high-top sneakers or Saint Laurent’s ’90s-inspired Travis sneakers.
The everyday designs
While Converse Chuck Taylors and Fila Originals may already feature in your weekend sneaker wardrobe, elevated designs from the likes of Veja, Eytys and Golden Goose make a sports-luxe look easily achievable during the week, too. The beauty of these classic designs lies in their versatility; wear with spring dresses, masculine pants or simply go for the jeans-and a-tee approach. If your office dress code is a little stricter, team a tailored blazer with a midi skirt and Common Projects’ sleek Tournament sneakers, then hold onto a mini bag for an ultra-stylish casual Friday.
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