Once reserved for the gym or only the most casual of occasions, sneakers have become the go-to, dress up/dress down footwear option. They add a certain insouciance whether paired with classic or tailored pieces, or in a Sporty Chic look with more casual clothing.
I’ll admit, for a long, long time I just couldn’t get on board with all the sneaker hoopla. I found most sneakers I tried to be clunky and uncomfortable. And don’t get me started about the laces: I hated that they never seemed to stay tied.
Learning a better way to tie the laces was a recent game-changer for me:
Sneakers for Sneaker-Skeptics
But even more important was finding sneakers that are a good fit for my feet. A lot of the popular styles I’ve tried felt like I was wearing the cardboard boxes the shoes came in. 😆 And the tongues tended to dig into the front of my ankles.
This was the first pair that started seriously chipping away at my sneaker aversion. I was first attracted by the sleek, classic look. I packed a pair in this style for my last two summer trips to Europe (here and here) and found them to be comfortable and chic. Several color combos available. And look, here’s a fun perforated style! If you need a Narrow or Wide with, go here. Although some guides suggest sizing down, I found my usual 7.5 was the best size.
Though I must admit, these are still calling my name.
Here’s a similar style that’s more budget-friendly, and offered in Wide widths.
A few years ago, I had a pair of these and really liked them. But when it came time to replace them, I couldn’t find in my size anywhere. I’m glad to see they’re available again, and in multiple colors. Run TTS.
Are you a fan of sneakers, or have you not yet been won over?