|Famous shoe designer, Pierre Hardy’s take on the high top sneaker. I could be yours for $250. It’s a color that goes with everything if you’re looking for a rationalization.|
They’re IN. They’re in every arrondissement. Age appropriate does not apply. Women, girls, teens, tweens, and toddlers are all wearing them.
The French mostly call them “baskets” or sometimes “les tennis” I tend to call them sneakers because I cannot envision them on either a tennis or basketball court. But, no matter. What’s in a name?
They come in every imaginable color, pattern, mix of materials and slight variations on stylish shapes. Shape tends to depend upon the brand, but everyone seems to be in on the trend from the très pricey to the reasonable. This past weekend my French niece was wearing pale pink low Converse sneakers.
Since I always think bare feet inside any kind of athletic shoe is icky, I noticed she had slipped on a pair of those can’t see, but thank heaven they’re there, sock-let thingies to absorb the unpleasantness trapped inside the fad.
For your viewing pleasure then, here are several examples of what’s out and about (or not, or not yet, or maybe some of them are too expensive to wear on the street).
|Look at this. . . tennis shoes that will take you from day right out to disco from Mui Mui, 200 Euros.|
|Shiny snake from Lanvin, 555 Euros.|
|Sparkles and a buckle from Ash Virgo, 130 Euros.|
|The always on point, leopard sneaker, from Van’s Lo Pro, 58 Euros. (Are you paying attention Une Femme? I know this little number has your name on it.)|
|Sparkle plenty, another day to evening — if you dare — choice from Philippe Model, 260 Euros.|
|Sweet feet from Converse. Personally I love this shape, if not necessarily the color. But, then again, why not?|
|The shoe that promises to breathe — I’ll believe it when I wear it — the D Vega from Geox, $140.|
|Nike, of course, $100-ish.|
Let us not forget, a something from Burberry for little one’s who barely walk, and teeny ones who have yet to crawl.
|Sweet, but silly don’t you think? Shoes are approximately $100 and $165 respectively.|
If you’re coming to Paris, you can’t go wrong by wearing a pair of these or others similar to them.
Then there is always the “are you really serious?” just above.