It’s all about easy dressing this spring, with New York women opting for slip-on sneakers in a range of novelty patterns and colors. While many are sporting the iconic Vans version, others are choosing fashion alternatives inspired by the original silhouette.
Contributing to the style’s popularity is its accessible price points. Footwear News spotted versions from Top Shop, Gap, Target and Aerosoles. On the high end, were interpretations from designer brands Tory Burch and Vince. There was even a tourist from Israel wearing a pair from Israeli brand Castrol.
Since warm weather dressing is all about comfort, consumers typically go for a sock-less look, adding to the silhouette’s popularity. Young consumers — from teens to moms — teamed their slip-on sneakers with everything from overalls to jeans.
It was no surprise, however, that the dominant color was go-with-everything black. However, some decided to be playful and jumped on the animal theme in everything from leopard-print calf hair versions to everyone’s favorite mice — Mickey and Minnie.
With androgynous dressing a key movement in fashion these days, it’s no surprise consumers are embracing this iconic unisex look. For those who want the real deal, Vans.com, has lots to offer. There’s everything from its signature Checkerboard version to the Geo, a colorful geometric version to a Star Wars edition.