Sneakers, tennis shoes, trainers, whatever you call them, have been athletic staples, sure, but they are entering the style world. The wedge sneaker trend was big earlier this year and casual sneakers like Converse have always been popular, so I guess I should not be surprised to see running shoes popping up everywhere. But I confess, I am surprised.
I have always considered athletic gear, especially sneakers, to be in their own secluded realm. To me, they were strictly for working out or sports practice. I would never have thought to pair them with girly dresses, printed jeans, or structured skirts. However, I am super intrigued by this trend; it’s totally growing on me.
What I think is especially interesting is that the brand of choice, the only brand really, is Nike. Of course they are known for their running shoes and basketball high-tops, but they are incredibly popular on the streets, too. They are the only brand I am really seeing, which begs the question: Is it that iconic swoosh that makes all the difference?