Sneaking Into Spring
Posted by on March 5, 2012 | 2:36 pm EST

Sneakers may not have the same stylish appeal as needle-thin stilettos and sky-high pumps, but this comfortable and casual footwear is brewing fashionable competition this spring. Although women tag them as taboo, fashion labels are lending their design genius to change the stigma.

With sports-luxe as one of the season’s trends, luxury kicks are sneaking into style. An effortless fruition of women’s desire for high style and comfort, here are some of the best sneakers we’ve spotted.

Prada | $380

It’s almost a surprise that Prada has added athleticism to their aesthetic with this black-and-white pair. The label traded the generic shoelaces for girly black fabric that affords a big-bowed finish.

Gucci | ‘Coda pop’ high-top trainer | Price not available

For Gucci, a tamed champagne-and-white combination delivers a knockout blow. The silver micro guccissima panels serve as a nice, quirky contrast that aligns the trainer with the label’s signature emblem.

KARL | Leather high-top sneakers | $405

Minimalism took center stage with these high-top sneakers from Karl Lagerfeld’s KARL line.  The crisp white shade and zip trim yield a sleek, modern and sophisticated aesthetic fit for women of uncomplicated style.

Giuseppe Zanotti | Tiger-print paneled leather sneakers | $595

Trust no one else but this Italian brand to churn out an audacious pair of kicks. The zip details at the side and back pitch in for a tougher look–a cheeky complement to the statement print.

Maison Martin Margiela Line 22 | Mirror sneaker | $680

Bare and frill-free, this Maison Martin Margiela Line 22 pair gets its style dosage from the ultra-luxurious shiny gold finish.

Images from Gucci, Prada, La Garconne and Net-a-Porter


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