You guys. We need to talk. What's up with sneakers? I feel over my head. Suddenly it's not enough to throw on a pair of Chuck Taylors. Women are dropping major money on 'athleisure' shoes, and while I'm accustomed to the idea of investing in footwear that makes my legs look like a million bucks, I'm not sure what to do with the notion of $700 for wedge gum soles—or their legions of knockoffs.
Here's an ugly truth. Part of me is bitter that I didn't get in on the trend at the beginning. If you'd handed me a pair of these a year ago and said, 'Wear 'em. You'll feel ridiculous but you'll be so cool in six months,' I'd have gone for it. However the other part of me genuinely would like an alternative to sandals and ballet flats this spring. It's just a question of how far down this rabbit hole do we go?
Here's my criteria: With all the textures, colors, and prints out there now, I'd like to step beyond my comfort zone of plain white without going too crazy. Perhaps I'm bold enough to risk a hi-top if the fit isn't chunkifying? And although I'd happily wear a pair of Lanvin sneaks if they mysteriously landed in my closet, I simply can't justify spending a ton. Tell me—are you traveling to sneaker town this Spring?