I’ve never really been a sneaker person. Sure, I have the token pair of real sneakers tucked away in the back of my closet for when I’m actually
planning on working out going out to quickly run errands or more recently, taking standardized tests (hello, SAT!).
Fun fact: In middle school, I went to such great lengths to not wear real sneakers that I wore converse as gym shoes. Yes. You read that right: converse. To think that now Converse have most recently been worn with dresses more than anything else, it seems somewhat ridiculous that I wore them for running the mile or “playing” soccer (aka standing on the sidelines praying the gym teacher never truly understood my lack of participation).
Sneakers are now a legitimate fashion weapon in the fashion world – they can convey the “I’m flawless without even trying” message or the “I’m sporty and fashionable” or my personal favorite, the “I don’t look athletic but I am” (read: I’m not actually athletic but you can think that I am).
Exhibit B: Eva Chen (she’s fabulous) wears sneakers (not even kidding when I say I willing went into a Nike store given the possibility that they might have these shoes.)
Exhibit C: Kate Spade x Keds are actually the cutest things and I will probably buy a pair. And that’s a lot coming from me – I’ve was very anti-Ked after Massie Block totally dissed Kuh-laire’s pair in The Clique Series (don’t judge me, I know you’ve all read these books too).