Shhhh, I’ve been sneaking around and got a taste of stylish street chic sneakers, Roman style.
Honestly, I’m not a sneaker person. Never was. Being neither Amazonian tall and muscularly lissome, nor the proverbial fleshy tourist, sneakers just never found a spot in my life outside of the gym or a mountain trail.
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Fast forward to a vacation in Rome and a sudden weather change and all those otherwise spring shoes just wouldn’t cut it in an unseasonable dip in temperature and on again off again downpours.
Those Y-3 by Yohji Yamamoto bronze sneakers that I packed suddenly took on a new life as a wardrobe staple. Actually, ALL my different versions of a theme, including high-heeled bootie sneakers, by Y-3 became my mainstay… they are both comfy and stylish sneakers, why not?
Romans have a way of making sneakers and flat boots look chic- they have too as an ordinary day entails racing through a rather spread out hilly city paved with ancient cobblestone and Rocky-worthy stairs face it, heels just don’t cut it. And, you need to be able to get around to burn those calories to enjoy some pasta at lunch.
Works for me too, plus the well-designed sneaker is a must have this season.
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From Balenciaga by Nicholas Ghesquiere’s abstract print trainers, to the Isabel Marant ones pictured above, to some color saturated Converse, there’s a sneaker that exercises plenty of high style.
From Italian favorites like Superga, Hogan, and Chuck Taylors consider these stylish street chic sneakers:
Published on April 24, 2012