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Designer Sneakers Are Giving Us a Run For Our Money

Sep 22 2014 - 6:41am

On your mark, get set, go. If designer sneakers [1] have had you running to the athletic store since the first heel (make that, rubber sole) touched down on Chanel's Spring 2014 Haute Couture runway [2], have we got news for you! Following in the footsteps of Dior and Chanel, whose very own Karl Lagerfeld dubbed sneakers "jeans for the feet," labels like Valentino, Stella McCartney [3], and Giuseppe Zanotti [4] are stepping up to the plate with their own designs.

Why? According to WWD [5], the reasons range from fashion's obsession with novelty to the current popularity of the athleisure trend. Not to mention, sneakers are just plain comfortable — and we're not talking about the wedge variety. Much like the slip-ons [6] of seasons past, this Fall is all about the designer sneaker. And with details so eye-ctaching, no doubt these designs will fly off the shelf. So run, don't walk, to pick up these styles — and don't say we didn't warn you.

Source: Getty [7]

Stella McCartney Sneakers

Metallic Running Sneakers [8] ($640)

Valentino Sneakers

Macramé Lace Sneakers [9] ($745)

Tory Burch Sneakers

Delancy Graphic-Print Sneakers [10] ($185)

Pierre Hardy Sneakers

Striped Elaphe and Leather Sneakers [11] ($925)

Lanvin Sneakers

Metallic Python Low-Top Sneakers [12] ($359, originally $895)

Stuart Weitzman Sneakers

Relay Suede Sneakers [13] ($298)

Gucci Sneakers

Neon leather Low-Top Sneakers [14] ($640)

3.1 Phillip Lim Sneakers

Trance Low-Top Sneakers [15] ($350)

MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Sneakers

Suede, Snake-Effect Leather, and Mesh Sneakers [16] ($430)

Giorgio Armani Sneakers

Flannel Lace-Up Sneakers [17] ($575)

Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers

Mixed Media Lace-Up Sneakers [18] ($795)

Rick Owens Sneakers

Geometric-Sole Sneakers [19] ($790)

Dolce & Gabbana Sneakers

Metallic and Patent Leather Lace-Up Sneakers [20] ($695)

Brunello Cucinelli Sneakers

Glitter Cap-Toe Leather Combo Sneakers [21] ($995)

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