I’m a little sneaker-obsessed. It started with J.Crew’s (doesn’t it always?) New Balance sneakers and then came the slip-ons (just got these), and now, it’s the Roshe Runs. (It’s a slippery slope, I tell you.) I used to treat my sneakers as gym-only attire. They were for working out and Lululemon gear. I would never have even considered wearing them with jeans. But that’s changed. These days, I wear my sneakers as much as I do my ballet flats (although these are definitely in heavy rotation), and while I do have this pair of Nikes designated for workouts, the rest of my sneakers never even see the inside of gym. The kicks designers are coming out with are not only comfortable (hallelujah!), but they’re stylish, too, and look right at home with everything from yoga pants to skinny jeans to pencil skirts.
The good news is that there’s no shortage of options. You can go old-school and opt for the ultimate classic (still love my pair of white ones) or get extra fancy with a pair of Golden Gooses. Most of my favorites fall somewhere in between. I love a good Superga, but if I’m feeling a little sportier then I opt for these or my Roshe Runs. Scroll through the slideshow to shop 16 pairs of chic sneaks.