Designer Sneakers Are Giving Us a Run For Our Money

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On your mark, get set, go. If designer sneakers 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, 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, 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 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