I feel as though I have a confession panel built into my life now. All I have to do is sit at my computer, click a new post open and confess to you all the things I have done. On my end, it’s a win/win, though I’m not sure how you feel about it. Regardless I have a confession to make.
You guys, I’m not sure if its the California sun or perhaps the layers of smog and pollution getting to my head, but I am becoming the biggest fan of athletic style foot ware… that is to say I really like sneakers. I’m not saying your running shoes should become an every day staple in your wardrobe, but I’m also not talking about trendy wedge sneaks. I am talking about a good, clean, sleek pair ofNikes (others work too, I just love me some swoosh) worn with nearly any and everything. I adore it. I think it is chic… my fingers just cringed slightly on the key board as I typed that word (chic) about the worlds most casual shoe (perhaps the flip flop has it beat in the casual department, but that is a whole other category to be tackled on another day). Details magazine even wrote an article about running shoes hitting the runways this season!
Keep in mind there are, as with so many other things in life, exceptions to the rule.
Never wear your smelly, sweaty, dirty, running shoes with non-athletic attire… if you do, please let them be cleaned up, made by Nike and not smell like feet.
“Mowing Shoes” only exist in the country. Sorry dad, I love you and I thank you for never wearing them in public. As for the rest of you, the shoes you do yard work in, should remain in the garage until the day they die and then be buried gracefully in the trash.
Do not keep, and then proceed to wear, your ratty old gym sneakers that are blown out the side, and falling apart because, “they are so comfortable”. I promise you, a new pair of sneaks will feel even better. Then again, if you are like me and can’t always afford the latest shoe, just put the tattered ones in the back of your closet for emergencies and save up! A little wear is one thing, holes that don’t belong in the shoe are another entirely.
Formal (as in wedding, gala…funeral) attire should not be accompanied by sneakers. I’m not even a fan of Chucks and Tux, it is very high school prom cerca 2004. However, I am a fan of good Chucks with a cute dress or casual suit, it can absolutely work, and I wear it regularly in the warmer months.
All that being said, as I flip through fashion week photos and see celebrity style posts, I am constantly drawn to the great every day, slightly dressed up even, look, featuring a good pair of sneakers. The right pair makes all the difference and it is easy to go wrong, but let me tell you, when it’s right, it is so right!
So tell me, what do you think? Will sneakers make a comeback into everyday womens fashion? I personally think they already have, all you hooligans just need to get on board. (Gents you always get to keep sneaks in your rotation, it’s really not fair.)
*Side note, little did I know when I wrote this last week that the Man Repeller herself would be posting about the subject of sneakers the day before this was scheduled to post. What can I say, great minds think alike.