Spring Into Sneakers
It didn’t exactly sneak up on us. Fashion sneakers allegedly came on the scene in the 1920s, when Chuck Taylor, a semi-pro basketball player and salesman, became the face of the first celebrity-endorsed athletic shoe. You may recognize the brand today as Converse All-Star (aka Chuck Taylors), the uber-cool fashion shoe that is said to have inspired the evolution of the athletic-to-street shoe trend, dominating designer lookbooks in the best way.
While it remains an obvious choice for men, lacing up sneaks to pair with a dress or a coastal grandma ensemble remains a wildly popular fashion pick for women, too. The comfy, chic and effortless vibe is a definite must — the perfect spring purchase for your closet this season. We rounded up a few of our favorites for your procurement pleasure.
WORTH THE SPLURGE:
DIOR Star Sneaker: $890
Christian Dior Star Sneakers in nude calfskin with white ‘CD’ and ‘Christian Dior PARIS’ signature and white star detail.
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P448 Skate Recycled Sneaker: $298
White and black high-tops made of sustainable materials.
Nike Blazer Mid ’77 Vintage: $110
70s-inspired high-top in blue suede made of sustainable materials.