My “Sneaking” Obsession

With three quarters of the year ahead of us… it’s not too late to add the trendiest staple to your wardrobe, the sneaker! Even a doubter like Spanish shoe designer Manolo Blahnik admitted this year in Porter magazine that he was including them onto his Top 6 “essentials” list.

As it doesn’t look like this red-hot “athleisure” trend is going to take a break, EVERYONE is coming aboard this Love Boat. Casual and athletic designs are starting to blur as we combine the comfort of wearing exercise clothes in everyday settings.

While large athletic brands seemed to own this arena, top fashion designers are expanding into this emerging trend. It seems everyone has a version of their own… and some are prettier than others! This coveted trend is being embraced by fashion idols Balenciaga and Gucci… just to name a few!

If you follow the runway trends, this season’s “sneakerhead” obsession seems to be with the white sneaker, mainly found with exaggerated soles. Also popular are the pastels, prints and the occasional metallic. This season, nothing is sacred or of limits…even corduroy and ruffles!

~ Bonney Rempel, Senior Marketing Director and Fashion Trend Follower

Here’s the MUST-HAVE list you should be looking for:

MICHEAL KORS

Trent Floral Sequined Slip-On Sneaker
These Trent slip-on sneakers strike a cool yet feminine note with opulent floral sequins and a raised platform. Constructed from smooth leather, this pair complements denim and dresses alike. – $228

LACOSTE

Women’s Rey Strap Leather Trainers
This Rey Strap sneaker is crafted from nappa leathers in effortlessly on-trends shades with triple-strap fastening for secure fit. It has a slim-line rubber outsole and gold metal crocodile branding. – $150

J WALK SHOES

Skechers GO STEP Lite
True sock-style walking comfort and style comes in the Skechers GO STEP Lite – Ingenious shoe that combines innovation and style in a modern athletic look. Slip on sock-fit design. – $90

MICHAEL KORS

LACOSTE

J WALK

MARC CAIN

Printed Sneakers
These stylish sneakers come in nappa leather, decorated with a fantasy-inspired print. They have a star-shaped, gently perfumed, profile sole, with metallic leathers detailing on the heel.  – $460

GEOX

Thymar Loafers
These Thymar loafers represent the perfect blend between glamour and comfort, merged with a hybrid shoe with a contemporary design embellished by lovely ruches. – $160

BLUBIRD

La Cienaga Sneakers by Opening Ceremony
These low-top glittered sneakers come in a silver-tone with tonal lace-up closure and a blue stripe on sides. The tonal rubber soles feature an embossed logo pattern. – $290

MARC CAIN

GEOX

BLUBIRD

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