and colorful sneakers are the fashion trend.
the politics. When Texas State Senator Wendy Davis
filibustered last month in a designer suit and colorful
sneakers, she sparked a fashion trend. Partly to make a
political statement, many men and women began honoring
the "Rouge Red" Wave Runner sneaker by Mizuno
that Davis wore by buying and wearing the sneakers — a
way to say they stand with her and her ultimately
unsuccessful campaign to stop a Texas law curtailing
access to abortion.
rush to buy the sneakers doubled the shoemaker’s
website traffic and re-animated a trend toward brightly
colored trainers as a go-to statement shoe.
and her followers stumbled onto something stylish people
have known for years: There’s only one
"comfort" shoe that brings its own portion of
chic to an outfit — a sleek sneaker.
editors and other women whose jobs require them to look
chic while constantly on their feet have always
gravitated toward the high-style quotient of cool
trainers or the classic edge of a low-top Converse All
Star. Nothing says "I have style for days but don’t
need to impress you" like a sharp suit paired with
a pair of cool kicks and a killer bag. The look works
equally well on men.
Marant’s covetable wedge sneaker kick-started the
latest statement sneaker trend a few years ago and
spawned a zillion knockoffs, giving high heel-loving
fashionistas a way to look stylish and sporty at the
trend has brought about a reboot of classic brands such
as Converse with new fabrics and patterns and
embellishments on its iconic Chuck Taylor All Stars and
Jack Purcells. Updated details such as bright color,
studs and prints also adorn styles at Orange County,
Calif.-based Vans, etnies and DC Shoes. Vans has just
partnered with Hello Kitty for a special collection of
its popular skate shoes.
my closet, there are many, many versions of the
sneakers, from old school Converse (black and white and
plaid) to trainers in every color (I favor slim Puma and
Nike styles). I keep my coolest kicks forever — I have
a pair of K-Swiss leather court shoes from 15 years ago
that I pull out of the closet every summer; they still
gleam bright white in the sun.
current wear-everywhere sneaks are black, white and gold
Nike trainers that I bought for workouts until I decided
they were waaaaay too cool to waste at the gym. They’re
great for the days I want a look with a little edge but
need to be on my feet; they are the perfect ending to
leopard-print skinny jeans and silky black button-up
athletic shoes are available in all price points and
styles — from the aforementioned bright trainers to
punk-chic studded leather high-tops and wedges to
blinged out slip-ons. Wear them now through the fall.