Sneakers. Athletic shoes. Tennis shoes. Whatever you want to call them, they’re a spectacular footwear fashion statement that spans all generations and genders. Sneakers are that special shoe design blend of casual chic, athleticism, and classic durability. The sneaker footwear designs are endless and in every conceivable price range.
Sneakers are now a high-end fashion item with fashion house labels such as Valentino, Givenchy, Zanotti, and Balenciaga sending their models down the fashion runway in sneaker styles. Did you know that the first designer to put sneakers on a runway was Hedi Simane at Christian Dior in the mid-2000s?
Giuseppe Zanotti. Harrods.
CA by Cinzia Araia. High top leather sneakers in gold with a holographic finish. Black lace-up closure with covered eyerow and a padded collar. A zipper closure at the inner side and contrasting gold leather velcro strap at the ankle. Italian. SSense. $592.
Marc by Marc Jacobs does this great pair of black, high-top leather grainy metallic sneakers. Note the zipper closure at the face of the shoe and the logo patch on the tongue. $203. SSense.
Chloe. Don’t you just love this navy and brown leather-trimmed wedge sneaker. It’s a textile and suede combination with tan paneling throughout. The quilted collar, pull loop, and gold-tone logo set it up to be a major winner this season. 3/5″ wedge heel. Made in Italy. $380.
Balenciaga. Stretch sneakers in pink. Inspired by the menswear sneakers line, but with strong feminine proportions. Made in Italy. $565.
Ready, set, let’s go sneaker shopping.