As someone who wears sneakers several times a week, finding the right pair was a process. I needed sneakers that would get me through my 15-minute walk from the subway each morning but that didn’t look like I was getting ready for eighth grade P.E. class.
Sneakers don’t have to just be the “I want to be comfortable” option. They can take a dressy look and make it more fashionably-casual. They can streamline your outfit into something that feels more you. But not all sneakers are created the same. When it comes to upgrading your sneakers, look for ones that are made from high-quality materials like leather and cotton, and don’t be afraid to break them in.
The Perforated Royale, $179 from Greats: I love my Greats Royales. Every time I wear them, I get compliments. They’re versatile but still statement-making. It took a little while to break them in, but now I find them incredibly comfortable and easy to pair with anything, from jeans to dresses. They’re made from Italian leather and will keep your feet looking fresh every time you wear them.