Fit To Be Tied-------
In his 2011 street-style awards, Tommy Ton dubbed the sneaker the “Most Surprising Trend” of the year. Now, I’m not ready to give up my stilettos and my sky-high wedges altogether, but I can’t think of a better time of year (as 2012 fitness goals start to come to mind) to invest in a chic pair of sneakers to sport from the gym to work, and occasionally, throughout the day. Stella McCartney makes great Adidas trainers that are treadmill-appropriate, but for hitting the streets of New York I prefer something with a bit more edge. These studded leather Chuck Taylor high-tops (pictured) are the perfect solution. At $170, they are a more affordable than the covetable sneaker offerings from Lanvin, Prada, and Isabel Marant. If you are willing to spring for a pair in that price range, however, there is a similar studded pair in black patent from Miu Miu ($495), available on Net-A-Porter.
Converse Chuck Taylor studded leather high-top sneakers, $170, available at www.converse.com.