SNEAKER HYPE

I believe there is a place for “sports luxe”..in the gym.

In general, I don’t think sport and fashion should overlap except when it comes to shoes.

Sports runners from Roshes to Superstars to Stan Smiths are now the uniform of every cool kid. Not just for exercising, most people now buy these shoes as a fashion statement.

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Adidas Superstars. Pic: Pinterest.

They look great with ripped jeans, are super comfortable and if you work on your feet are essential!

Unfortunately, these sports styles are quite expensive but there are always lookalikes and knock-offs.

If you’re a sporty type, rejoice you can wear your favourite kicks with everything from jeans to playsuits and if you prefer a more feminine look don’t worry loads of sports brands now have diversified with prints and colours. Here are some great alternatives for the non-sporty girl:

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Floral print Adidas Superstars. Pic: Pinterest.
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Silver Nikes. Pic: Pinterest

 

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Pink Superstars.Pic: Pinterest
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Paisley Air Max. Pic: Pinterest
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Floral insert Air Max. Pic: Pinterest.
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Floral Air Max. Pic:Pinterest

Classic Adidas Superstars, Adidas Originals and Stan Smiths are my favourite type of sneaker and I’d love to get my hands on any of these shoes to wear with black jeans.

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Stan Smiths for all the tennis you will never play! Pic: Pinterest

If you can’t afford Stan Smiths never fear Missguided have amazing lookalikes for ā‚¬25.20 which is pretty good value.

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Missguided silver tab runner. Pic: Missguided.com
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Green tab runner. Pic:Missguided.com

Penneys also had a similar style but I’m not sure if they are still in stock. *sob*

I’m wearing them in my Insta pic below.

Of course I can’t do a sneaker post without a shout-out to the most “fashion” runner of them all, New Balance.

New Balance originally started out as an orthopaedic shoe but now reign supreme as a “lifestyle” runner. These burgundy and pastel styles are amazing.

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Burgundy New Balance runners. Pic: Pinterest
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Pastel New Balance. Pic:Pinterest

A great tip I read on fellow blogger Laura’s site was if you are a size 5 or 6 look for New Balance and Stan Smiths in the children’s section! I’m sure this information will change lives! šŸ˜€ Thanks, Laura!

Hope you all enjoyed this post. Let me know your thoughts on runners, do you like wearing them or would you rather see them banished to the gym?!

Thanks for reading as always. Please feel free to leave a comment, the grey button on the bottom right is the comment icon.

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Edel

 

 

 

 

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15 Comments

    1. E

      no problem girl, I love your blog! šŸ™‚ it’s very witty and good content! I know my Mam would probably wear them if she could… šŸ˜›

  1. Violinkit

    Great post Edel! I am one of those people who only wore runners for sports activities but since I got my Nike Air Max ones during the summer I find myself wearing them a lot more. I love the Air Max ones you’ve selected for this post especially the silver ones. Love!

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