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21 Sneakers So Cool and Wearable, You'll Want to Step Out Every Day
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21 Sneakers So Cool and Wearable, You'll Want to Step Out Every Day

Since sneakers have entered the mainstream as footwear designed for more than sports, the craze hasn't slowed down. From old-school throwbacks to chunky platforms, there are plenty of styles that capture your individual taste. Ahead, I've rounded up 21 options you'll get a lot of wear out of. They are not only supportive, but they are also designed to convey an easygoing vibe. You'll find the lace sneakers that are easy to throw on and the high platforms you can wear all day, as well as some versatile options that will effortlessly match the sweater dresses and wide-leg pants in your closet. Happy shopping! Related: Go Ahead and Stretch It Out in These Ultracomfortable Yoga Leg...
Kamala Harris Explains Why You Always See Her Wearing Converse Sneakers: "My Casual Go-To"
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Kamala Harris Explains Why You Always See Her Wearing Converse Sneakers: "My Casual Go-To"

When Kamala Harris becomes Vice President on Inauguration Day, she's going to accomplish a lot of firsts - including being the first office-holder to wear Converse sneakers while accomplishing her VP duties. During an interview on CBS Sunday Morning, Kamala talked about her lifelong love for "Chucks" which her husband, Doug Emhoff, happily backed-up. "[Converse are] just my casual go-to," Kamala explained. "You know, I grew up with Chucks. I just love them. They're comfortable." Doug joked she had "several closets full of them" ("He's exaggerating," Kamala responded) and she didn't start wearing the shoes on the campaign trail. "When I met her, it was Chucks and jeans. When she met the kids," he said. Indeed, Kamala's Converse connection has followed her all the way to the White Hous...
19 Practical and Stylish Sneakers You'll Want to Brag About
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19 Practical and Stylish Sneakers You'll Want to Brag About

I'll venture to say that sneakers will always be in style-for everyday wear and special occasions. It's been interesting to see the many ways they can be styled to bring a casual yet still put-together touch to a slip skirt, denim jeans or flowy dress ensemble. While the sartorial possibilities are endless, finding the perfect pair can be daunting. It needs to fit comfortably, feel supportive and yes, look stylish enough to be worn for all outings. To help, I've broken down some styles to make your search easier. Whether you like slip-on or lace-up sneakers, you'll be sure to find something to pair with your winter outfits. Related: 2021's Biggest Sneaker Trends Are Gettin...
The 10 Most Valuable Sneakers to Own (and Resell!) in 2021
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The 10 Most Valuable Sneakers to Own (and Resell!) in 2021

Even though we may not regularly consign our sneakers, investing in a new designer pair certainly feels more justifiable when we know the value. Buying pre-owned shoes, or even unworn styles with the tags still intact, is a smart way to shop - and not only because it's a sustainable commitment. Usually, the luxury kicks that are being resold have soared in popularity, occasionally selling for even more than the original price. We talked to Sean Conway, The RealReal's sneaker and streetwear expert, who offered some tips for those who collect sneakers as a hobby. "When it comes to buying sneakers, check resale value first to better understand what sneakers, styles, and colorways hold value," he said. "When you've made your sneaker purchase, it's always smart to keep the collateral, as or...
5 Essential Pairs of Sneakers We Promise You Need in Your Closet
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5 Essential Pairs of Sneakers We Promise You Need in Your Closet

Sneakers are like jeans - you can easily think of an excuse to buy another pair, but you do always go back to your favorites. Even if you swear you wear all 42 of those styles sitting at the bottom of your closet, from your most prized designer collab ever purchased to the standard, everyday Vans, you really don't need them all - we promise. In fact, we were able to narrow down the essential sneakers to just five key silhouettes/colorways (yup, five): white sneakers, high-tops, slip-ons, trainers, and personality-infused kicks. If you're a sneakerhead, you probably fear this list is a bit short (and we hear you - there are definitely some great shoes out there!), but with the flexibility to shop the brands you love most, you're not going to feel like something's missing when it comes t...
New Balance's Latest Rainbow-Detailed Sneakers Are Making Us Oh So Happy
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New Balance's Latest Rainbow-Detailed Sneakers Are Making Us Oh So Happy

The Kicks: New Balance 57/40s ($120) Release Date: Jan. 9, 2021 Why We Love Them: New Balance has announced its new 57/40 model, which is a modern interpretation of the brand's iconic 574 sneakers. While we're used to the footwear brand constantly reinventing its classic sneakers, we love the pops of colors - like a bold purple, neon green, and bright orange - featured in the new style. The sneakers have a retro '80s-meets-'90s aesthetic that still feels fresh and fun. The kicks come in black and white, both of which feature pops of rainbow-colored details that will make you smile. The uppers feature a mix of leather, suede, and mesh. Of course, the sneaker wouldn't be complete without the classic N logo, which comes in a suede material. The first release of the men's and women's 57/40...
You Can Wear These High-Top Sneakers All Winter Long – in Fact, We Encourage It
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You Can Wear These High-Top Sneakers All Winter Long – in Fact, We Encourage It

There is something about wearing a pair of high-top sneakers that just makes any outfit seem more elevated. While most people think the end of summer or fall means it's time to put away your sneakers, we say it's never time to pack away these practical kicks! In fact, we'd argue winter is the perfect time to slip into a pair of high-tops when you're sick of wearing boots. They are comfortable to wear for hours on end, are practical for grip support, and add a cool factor to any outfit. What's not to love about that? This season, we've been seeing many stylish options popping up on our social feeds, ranging from a pair of classic Nike Air Force 1s to a pair of shearling-lined sneakers. So if you're hoping to snag a pair, now is the time. Not only do these sneakers help keep your feet wa...
9 Celebrity Style Moments From 2020 Made Instantly Better by Air Jordan Sneakers
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9 Celebrity Style Moments From 2020 Made Instantly Better by Air Jordan Sneakers

One of our favorite things about Nike's Jordan brand is that it truly is for everyone. Sure, there are some limited-edition collections that can be challenging to get your hands on (Dior's designer collab and J Balvin's tie-dye Retro Highs come to mind). But at the end of the day, we rock our high-tops just as regularly as most celebs do, so any outfit they wear that revolves around their Jordans becomes instant inspo. Take Billie Eilish's American Music Awards performance look, for example. She sported NBA star Russell Westbrook's famous Converse x Jordan sneaker collab - because why not? - with one of her signature oversize graphic cardigans. This past summer, DJ and director Vashtie also got married in her all-white Air Force 1s, and she's part of the Jordan fam, too, rotating betwe...
We're 100% Wearing These Sparkly-Soled Converse Sneakers on New Year's
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We're 100% Wearing These Sparkly-Soled Converse Sneakers on New Year's

Converse's newest collaboration with Joe FreshGoods will take you back to the '70s. The disco-themed collection is a major throwback to a time when roller rinks reigned supreme, and it's inspired by Chicago in 1976. Joe Robinson, founder and designer of the streetwear brand Joe FreshGoods, actually grew up on Chicago's West Side and wanted to incorporate the atmosphere's essence into the collection. "I wanted to approach the collection like a reader scrolling through a book about love, Black culture, soul and art. Each piece is a history lesson," Robinson said in a press release. The $120 Converse x Joe FreshGoods Chuck 70s feature a multicolored mixed-graphic-print upper with a tie-dye print tongue. They even have a T-shirt inspired hang tag! As for the Pro Leather sneakers, which co...
3 Young, Sustainable Designers Share How They Upcycle Old Sneakers Into Chic Corsets
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3 Young, Sustainable Designers Share How They Upcycle Old Sneakers Into Chic Corsets

For fashion to truly be sustainable, we need a bit of a lifestyle change. Instead of replacing our once-loved pieces, let's try shifting our mindset to upcycling clothes and accessories. It might sound difficult, but it doesn't have to be. That's why we spoke to three impressive young designers who are turning old sneakers into chic corsets, tops, and bustiers. All Amin (Berlin, Germany), Graci Pepworth (Bristol, UK), and Cierra Boyd (Ohio, USA) might be from three different parts of the world, but they have a shared vision - living a more sustainable life through fashion and design. Each designer restores old and vintage trainers and transforms them into truly innovative designs. We asked these Gen-Z pioneers why they think that upcycling is essential to the sustainable fashion conver...