If you’ve ever owned a pair of Converse sneakers, you’ve experienced the long and arduous process of breaking them in. It can take six months to a year of daily wear to get them softened up and perfectly molded to your foot, at which point you can enjoy a brief window of sneaker self-actualization before a hole appears in the sole and you have to buy a new pair and start over. Converse addicts will tell you this is all part of the Converse experience, but apparently not everyone has the time or energy to break in their shoes. Enter Converse’s aptly titled “Well Worn Collection,” a new line of sneakers that are scuffed up, dirty, and worn-in, right out of the box. Keep reading »
This week included a meteorite entering the atmosphere over Russia and a close call between Earth and an asteroid the size of a football field. Scary, right? You could spend the weekend putting the finishing touches on your underground survival bunker, or you could channel all your intergalactic energy into DIY-ing a pair of sweet outer space sneakers. Or maybe both, if your survival bunker has a craft room. [Time For Tea]
It’s pretty rare to be able to do a Style Stealer post about Rihanna because she’s usually wearing, like, thigh-high snakeskin boots, a bedazzled basketball jersey, and no pants, which isn’t really a steal-able look. And sure, this slouchy Adidas outfit she wore to LAX last week isn’t exactly office-appropriate, but it is a cool casual look, and I love the contrast of sports gear and red lipstick. Wanna get the look for yourself? Everything here is $60 or less–get the shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »
One of my favorite men’s looks is a sleek pair of high top sneakers, and don’t even get me started on my oxford boot fetish. However, thanks to Givenchy, I now know that these two awesome styles should never, ever, under any circumstances be combined. The result, as you can see, is a perplexing, fur-lined atrocity of a shoe. [Refinery 29]
One summer trend that’s definitely sticking around for fall (and hopefully forever?!) is the stylish high-top sneaker. Embellished with studs, straps, sequins, or a hidden wedge, a pair of edgy kicks can pump up the volume of any outfit. Looking for a little inspiration for how to rock your own sneakers? We found 15 celebs–from Kristen Stewart to Rihanna to Amy Poehler–strutting their stuff in rad high tops. Click through to check out all the different ways they styled ‘em!
Python print shoes are pretty cool. And studded shoes are totally badass. And neon shoelaces are a cool flourish. And big embroidered text across the toes of your shoes is alright, I guess. But as these Melody Ehsani x Reebok sneakers illustrate, all these things together in one shoe is, well, a bit much. Anyone out there dying for a pair? If so, these crazy kicks come out on September 30th. [Nice Kicks]
Check out these awesome sneakers Nike just rolled out as part of its 2012 BE TRUE campaign in support of the LGBT community. The high-tops feature iridescent rainbow soles and the message “Be true” printed on the inside. Three different versions of the shoes, along with a BE TRUE hat and t-shirt, are being sold in New York, San Francisco, and Portland to acknowledge those cities as “progressive leaders of LGBT life.” Props to Nike for creating a pair of eye-catching kicks that draw attention to a really important cause. Supporting equal rights for all: just do it. [Laughing Squid]
The hottest shoe of the summer isn’t a strappy sandal or stiletto heel: it’s a sneaker. Yep, sporty, colorful, strangely glamorous and totally comfortable high tops are everywhere right now, and our aching feet are so thankful. Pair ‘em with a summer dress or skinny pants to add some swagger to your summer wardrobe. New to the world of fly kicks? Check out our introductory guide, and then click through for 10 of our favorite sneaks in stores right now…
Jeremy Scott’s latest collaboration with Adidas Originals yielded these craaaazy super-high-top wedge sneakers with butterfly wings, due to hit stores in August. I’m actually kind of obsessed with them, but when I asked Amelia if she would wear them she replied, “Yes. To a rave I went to in 1998.” Damn, too true. So, what do you think of these silly sneakers? Would you ever wear them? [Facebook]
Flip-flops and fancy sandals are obviously summer footwear necessities, but I’ve found that a cute pair of light sneakers will also get a lot of wear in the warmer months. Throw ‘em on for spontaneous trips to the river, evening walks with your BFF, or braving the dirt and dust at outdoor concerts. Here are seven pairs in a variety of styles and colors that will be totally trashed by summer’s end–but don’t worry, that’s the way it should be!