If it were up to me I’d spend my life in sneakers. APL’s TechLoom Zipline style to be exact because I am so prone to blisters and bleeding even from so-called “comfortable shoes.” While I do spend a good amount of time in sneakers, it’s not necessary to actually spend all my time in them – nor is that recommended, no matter what your lifestyle is – there are a number of brands who have made it their mission to make stylish shoes that are actually comfortable (like actually).
That said, there’s no denying athleisure is bleeding into every day trends and that it is now more acceptable than ever to opt for soft, cushioned sneaker or sneaker-inspired footwear, even for the office or the bar.
Would that in mind I chatted with Karen Ruenitz, the creative director of product at Soludos – known for their comfortable footwear – to talk fall shoe trends. The great thing about these trends is that they can easily translate into sneaker-type shoes or more streamlined footwear you can wear to the office, after-dark etc. Some styles even do both.
Platforms, Platforms, Platforms
“Spring, summer, fall and winter all we see are lace up hi-tops hi-tops hi-tops in all colors shapes sizes. It goes with the 90s sort of grunge irreverent vibe. They instantly make any outfit look cool and relevant. You can go all-white for sleek look, black for more punk, faded sage for chill vibe. I love having the option of a white leather hi-top that won’t get so dirty as canvas and can act as a bootie when needed.”