No secret here that I love sneakers and I’ve been a pretty loyal fan of my Dunks for years now. To see the fashion world embracing kicks means that my worlds are colliding and I’m thrilled. It now means that a) I can wear ‘em to work without worrying about the shade that ensues, and b) I can claim to be fashionable and comfortable #atthesamedamntime. Below are a few I’m crushing on and may succumb to if the price is right
1. Kate Spade x Keds, $75 – $85: Dying. DYING! I envision a world where my closet stays stacked with items from Kate Spade because I love the brand’s commitment to color. With a motto like “Live Colorfully,” you can bet your bottom dollars that these are not only colorful but terribly cute. The shoe line will feature eight styles decorated with polka dots (love), gingham (so precious), chevron (hallelujah!) and nautical prints (I’m officially dead). PLUS you can choose from shades like orange, hot pink, and blue. This is launching at Nordstrom this month and I need to get a pair. Stat.
2. Keds® x Madewell Floral High-Top Sneakers, $75: Keds is on a roll this season and are determined to make it into your closet one way or another. These canvas sneakers are custom-made style in pretty antique-floral print and it practically SCREAMS “Spring!” from the rooftop. There are also two other styles in this series, all available now at Madewell.
3. The Nike Dunk High Skinny Shoe, $85: a sneaker round up wouldn’t be proper without an homage to Nike Dunks. Dunks are a way of life in my neck of the woods and I can’t ever imagine a world without ‘em. These have a slim high-top profile for extra stability and are built to be comfortable all day long (via the full-length EVA midsole that allows lightweight cushioning and impact absorption).
4. Alejandro Ingelmo Neon Trons, $495.00: for Spring/Summer 2013, footwear designer Alejandro Ingelmo is offering all neon everything with a range of vivid, neon colored styles including his classic tron sneakers. I don’t know what else to say other than that it comes in three different hues (pink, orange, and yellow). And they’re pretty bad ass.