This season, fashion and comfort have morphed. Yes, that’s right, you can finally take a break from those beautiful, yet impractical, skyscraper heels and opt for something functional and super cool: the statement sneaker.
Designers such as Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, Miu Miu, Michael Kors and Prada and Riccardo Tisci for Nike, have all taken cues from the athletic brands to produce some of the coolest sneakers this season, that will keep you looking hip and practical.
And its not just runway models who are wearing sneakers. We’ve spotted plenty of fashionable women roaming the streets with their ultra-chic pair of trainers. OK, so after years of being told that heels are a girls best friend, its a little hard to get into this trend, the key is to wear the right clothing so you don’t look like you’re just hitting the gym for a two hour workout.
Keep your look modern, think cropped pants, white on white styling, bold digi-prints, and you could also contrast the sportiness of this style with tailoring. Still not convinced? Look to the stars like Rihanna and Rita Ora for tips on how to pull off this low-key but edgy look.
When Ricardo Tisci designed his recent collaboration for Nike, he stated, “When I designed this collection for Nike, I had a girl wearing a Victorian dress and these sneakers in my mind’s eye.” And although we’re not advising you to wear a Victorian dress, it does prove just how elegant this trend can actually be.
Yes, the statement sneaker is definitely looking to be one of our favourite trends of the season!