The latest sneaker trend is borrowed from toddlers.
Men’s and women’s sneakers embrace Velcro for spring ’15, finished with easy strapping, graphic silhouettes and bold colorways.
While the styles maintain a childish quality, the latest designer takes give the easy sneaker a sleek, eye-catching appeal.
Men’s styles include high-top sneakers finished with Velcro ankle straps from Giuseppe Zanotti, Givenchy and Nike (the Air Force One). Raf Simons amps up the silhouette with double Velcro straps and printed canvas.
For women, styles like Aldo’s double-strap sneaker — with mesh panelling and color-blocked sole —push the trend to the extreme.
Marni’s water shoe-inspired sneaker is a high-fashion take on Velcro’s more practical use.
To wear the style, it’s best to keep the rest of your outfit polished. Juxtapose the more casual shoe with a tailored trouser or crisp pair of jeans, or a printed sundress. Just stay away from primary colors (to avoid being mistaken for a kindergartener).
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