12 hottest kicks
The low-down on comfy but fashionable sneakers
Who doesn’t love functional fashion? Seriously. Where’s the fun in squeezing your toes into sky-high shoes that kill your feet, one toe at a time? Thank god for sports shoes going luxe this season. Here’s our round-up of sneakers to own right now (and sure, you can take them to the gym too).
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Leather and nylon trainers, Rs 28,884, Rick Owens for Adidas
Leather and mesh trainers, Rs 8,990, Diesel
Think you can pull off some shine? Take on coloured metallics for an added edge. Ditch the boring gold and silver and opt for all-over liquid turquoise instead. Lanvin’s obsession with molten metal accessories trickled down to their shoes with blended silver and cobalt. Pare down the sheen of these tricky-to-wear shoes by wearing them with distressed jeans.
Leather trainers, Rs 49,053, Lanvin
Leather sneakers, price on request, Acne Studios
Leather sneakers, Rs 9,995, Nike
Remember the iconic scene in Back to The Future 2, when Marty McFly picked up those supercool Nike self-lacing high-top sneakers – that, right there, was the future of comfy sneakers! These babies are to be taken with you to the airport. And, they’re loved celebrities like Rita Ora and Cara Delevingne. Need we say more?
Leather high-top sneakers, Rs 31,310, Jean Paul Gaultier
Leather and suede high top wedged sneakers, price on request, Tommy Hilfiger
Leather high-tops, Rs 5,890, Zara
Leather and mesh platform sneakers, Rs 21,875, DKNY
Leather spiked sneakers, price on request, Christian Louboutin
Here’s an all-time sneaker trend that never gets old. Pack a punch with OTT prints and patterns. Choose from bold animal print (see Louboutin’s bright rendition), pastel florals like in adidas Original’s Farm collection, and intricate paisley motifs as seen on the DKNY runway. Wear with all-over printed outfits to take it to the next level, or pare down the drama with solid coloured ensembles.
Leather sneakers, Rs 5,999, adidas Originals