Walking around the streets of New York, I have never seen the humble sneaker being represented in such high volumes. And they are a fashion item across a variety of fashion genres and lifestyles. From the everyday supermarket worker to high fashion editors, sport shoes are being worn like they are running out of fashion (literally). Which it probably is, I guess. I point the finger at the amazing Susie Bubble for bringing the runners in to the fore front of fashion, via the amazing sports luxe trend from Spring/Summer 12/13.
If you are in New York or have been in New York in the last couple of months, you would have seen the super neon mess running around this town. Almost everyone is rocking sport shoes, more often neon Nike pairs. My favourites have been matching neon trainers which couples wear together. On top of that you have a lot fashion inclined people wearing their Isabel Marant suede sneakers (and copies of these) styled with cute coloured denim and their favourite parkas and denim jackets. So it seems like to me that the ole running shoe has snuck in to mainstream fashion without anyone making a big deal about it - and now is going to remain as part of the everyday culture until some of us come to our senses. In saying this, this sneaky shoe trend is performing fashion justice: for all those ladies who wearing heels is more of an essential then a special day out luxury, their stylish neon runners will help their mangled feet return to its natural normal state.
What do you think of the sneaker trend? Is it here to stay or will it fade out as quickly as they did back in the 90s?
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