Looks We Love: Sneakers

By Trilby Goouch
Blogs Editor

Whenever I hear the words "comfortable shoes," I'm immediately paying attention — there's nothing worse than walking through campus with rubbing heels, squished toes or a wobbly stride. Us Queen's girls like style AND comfort, and the resurrection of the sneaker fits perfectly with the look. Think New Balance, Nike, even Balenciaga (in our dreams) — running shoes, particularly those with bold bright colours, are making a comeback. If you had asked me to pair my running shoes with jeans five years ago, I would have been very skeptical. Now, with more and more "street" shoes available, running shoes aren't limited to the gym or skate park.

How To Wear Them:
The key to pulling off a running shoe with jeans or leggings is choosing a shoe that is slim fitting, slender and relatively flat-soled. We're not talking Saucony athletic shoes; these kicks are closer to the skater shoe in fit and style. Opt for neon accents and coloured laces; when paired with simple denim or leggings, they stand out and are surprisingly flattering. I like to wear my Nike Lunarglides with a simple black legging and wool sweater, or my New Balance sneakers with a coloured jean and crew neck. The possibilities are seemingly endless, and all you need to keep in mind is that a bright running shoe requires a simple bottom (ie. avoid patterns). Another perk to the look? Long boarding is easier than ever, and those ever so long walks from BioSci to Sterling will be that much more enjoyable.

Where to buy:
Urban Outfitters
Nike
New Balance
Heel Boy
Runner's Choice

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