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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, and Giuseppe Zanotti are stepping up to the plate with their own designs.

Why? According to WWD [3], 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 [4] 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 [5]

Stella McCartney Sneakers

Metallic Running Sneakers [6] ($640)

Valentino Sneakers

Macramé Lace Sneakers [7] ($745)

Tory Burch Sneakers

Delancy Graphic-Print Sneakers [8] ($185)

Pierre Hardy Sneakers

Striped Elaphe and Leather Sneakers [9] ($925)

Lanvin Sneakers

Metallic Python Low-Top Sneakers [10] ($359, originally $895)

Stuart Weitzman Sneakers

Relay Suede Sneakers [11] ($298)

Gucci Sneakers

Neon leather Low-Top Sneakers [12] ($640)

3.1 Phillip Lim Sneakers

Trance Low-Top Sneakers [13] ($350)

MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Sneakers

Suede, Snake-Effect Leather, and Mesh Sneakers [14] ($430)

Giorgio Armani Sneakers

Flannel Lace-Up Sneakers [15] ($575)

Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers

Mixed Media Lace-Up Sneakers [16] ($795)

Rick Owens Sneakers

Geometric-Sole Sneakers [17] ($790)

Dolce & Gabbana Sneakers

Metallic and Patent Leather Lace-Up Sneakers [18] ($695)

Brunello Cucinelli Sneakers

Glitter Cap-Toe Leather Combo Sneakers [19] ($995)

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