Spring Sneaker Picks 2015
I’m a sneaker freak. It all started with my first pair of Reebok Freestyles in the eighties. For a girl who had to spend all day on her feet (I owned retail shops at the time), they were the answer to my prayers. I happily replaced my high-heeled pumps with those white high tops, paired them with baggy jeans (cinched at the waist, of course), and one of those Flashdance inspired, falling-off-the-shoulder tops. I was comfortable AND cool. In the last few years, sneakers have made a big comeback as a fashion accessory. You might want to go right ahead and purchase those throwback Reeboks (now completely color customizable), but there are so many other fun ones to choose from. My favorites this year (and they’re already in my closet just waiting for the snow to melt) are the Cole Haan numbers. More shoe, less sneaker, they’ve got that bouncy and bendy bottom like my favorite Nike Airs, but the uppers are a perforated suede wingtip. These babies are travel-friendly; they weigh nothing and could be the answer to my ridiculous over-packing problem. Love ‘em.
2. Ash – Cult Platform Sneaker – $175 A cute flatform with a bouncy sole and chic suede upper.
3. EYTYS – Odyssey Suede Navy – $300 If money were no object, # 3 and #4 would be in my closet. These understated high-tops, in navy suede and black leather, are classics.
5. Jeffrey Campbell – Player Sneaker – $80 Sometimes a girl needs a bit of glam, and metallics are BIG this year. These Jeffrey Campbell numbers are right on the money.
6. Fred Perry – Kingston Twill White Sneakers – $92 Tie a vee neck sweater over your shoulders and slip on these Fred Perry’s for a retro tennis look.
7. Eileen Fisher – Cali stretch slip-on sneaker – $150 We all love Eileen Fisher and now we love her even more for these slip-on stretchy kicks.
8. Vans – Authentic Lo Pro Monotone Sneaker – $45 You can’t do better than these low-top Vans in navy blue at an easy price point.
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