SNEAKERS GONE HAUTE

Wearing my Golden Goose sneakers with an Alaia dress – because why not?

Hold on! Who’s ever heard of French style being synonymous with sneakers? Well the sneaker sensation has taken to the streets – the street style blogs that is – and bloggers flew to Paris Fashion Week to show off their latest and greatest kicks.

My favorite sneakers include the personalized Stan Smiths from Adidas and classic Nikes. I’m also obsessed with Golden Goose and would wear them in any color. My first exposure to the brand was in East Hampton where my great friend Angela Firestone was wearing a pair two summers ago. Since then I’ve bought a couple pairs as my go-to casual footwear choice.

Other designers on the sneaker trend are Chanel for Fall/Winter 2014, and Valentino. Once relegated to the domain of the track field or on the feet of the unhip (think George Constanza), sneakers have officially become chic – I’ve never seen so many editors and bloggers running around in comfortable, sensible shoes! Even Charlotte Stockdale of GARAGE Magazine paired her Alaia dress with sneakers (a look I adopted above) when we had lunch in Paris last week chez Azzedine.

Shown here Caroline de Maigret, model and instafamous in her sneaks. What do you think about this trend? Are you giving up your heels for cushioned soles?

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