Leave the performance fitness attire where it belongs – at the gym – and seek out the perfect casual sneaker instead.
Undoubtedly, sneakers make for an excellent walking shoe – but the fluorescently laced performance engineered shoes we wear during our workouts – are not necessarily appropriate for wearing outside of the gym. Fortunately, there are manufacturers out there who have a knack for creating fashionable sneakers that are excellent when paired with jeans – rather than yoga pants – because we really shouldn’t be wearing those outside of the gym either.
Asics – Onitsuka Tiger
The Onitsuka Tiger is a near-perfect casual walking shoe with a lot of style – and the iconic shoe worn by Uma Thurman in Kill Bill (I actually own a pair of Yellow Tigers just like the pair worn in the film – best sneakers ever). To shop online visit the Onitsuka Tiger website.
Converse – Chuck Taylor All Star Classic
The iconic Chuck Taylor sneaker is the perfect compliment to a great pair of jeans and is available in many colours, textures, styles and prints. With countless options available (I once found a pair of Batman inspired hightops – amazing…) – owning just one pair is almost impossible, shop online here.
Comfortable and stylish – Puma offers cute sneakers that do not necessarily have to look like a performance shoe – even though they will feel like one. Shop Puma online here.
Adidas manufactures sneakers for all occasions – expertly crafted performance shoes for the gym and casual stylish shoes to wear while out having fun with friends. The Stan Smith shoe is definitely a must-have iconic fashion item. Find all of the available Adidas styles by visiting the online store.
Cute is key when it comes to Rocket Dog – bearing some similarity to Converse, Rocket Dog sneakers are often made of canvas or cotton and frequently have a contrasting white rubber sole. To quote the company’s website these shoes are “best loved kicks to take a beat” – to shop online click here.