When the Weather is Unaccommodating, There is Always the Sneaker

The crazy weather has rolled in just in time for New York Fashion week, and people are using this now more than ever to embrace the sneaker, surprising just as much the boot, if not more. Street style blogs are blowing up with imagery of low and high top sneakers, flat and wedged, etc. The most surprising of it all is that some of these sneakers aren’t even your typical “fashion” sneaker, but rather your standard Nike or New Balance.

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Personally, I find this to be a bit refreshing, especially for anyone who has participated in Fashion Week. With the shows being back to back, designers have their guests running up and down and across the city all day long, often racing against the clock to try and make it to their next show. While the idea behind hosting the shows at Lincoln Center was to try and have everything in one place, designers are rejecting this concept and instead hosting in some of the most obscure places (IE. Alexander Wang and the East River in freezing cold temperatures…) or from their studios (IE. Zac Posen, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta and Vera Wang).

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The concept of the designer sneaker isn’t exactly new, as we all witnessed its success through Isabel Marant’s suede wedged sneaker, but finally designers seem to be creating trainers that are a bit more practical. However, one can only wonder how long this trend will last. Personally, I believe there is hope, as the sneaker seems to continuously gain popularity and designers enjoy reinventing it. Below I have posted some street style images of chic sneaker looks from this week. Enjoy!

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By: Alessandra Trifero

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