CELEBRITIES IN SNEAKERS

With access to designer clothes and shoes most of us can only dream of, why is it that celebrities are so attached to their sneakers?

 

I mean, we already knew the appeal of the sneaker – they’re comfortable beyond belief – but it took the celeb set to make them cool, and the fashion crowd to make them versatile.

Bekket wedge sneaker

 

 

 

 

It really started with Isabel Marant, who first released the Bekket wedge sneaker in her 2010/2011 winter range.

 

 

 

 

 

Novel in design, the internal wedge gave you street cred as well as height, in a designer package. And didn’t the celebs just love it!

 

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr Wedge Sneaker

 

Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Bundchen Wedge Sneaker

 

Bey Wedge Sneaker

 

 

 

 

 

and Beyonce loved the sneaker, with Bey even wearing it in her “Love On Top” video. The sneaker had officially arrived!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The skater crowd may have made the Converse sneaker popular, but it’s celebrities who really made them the must have items of the past 5 years.   It’s fair to say nearly every celebrity in the recent past has donned a pair, for their comfort factor alone, although it’s an added bonus they are eye wateringly cool as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number 1 fan of the Connie has to be Kristen Stewart who wears them on the street and on the red carpet equally

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diane Kruger Converse Sneaker

 

 

 

 

 

although their style attraction comes from fashionistas like Diane Kruger popping on a pair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girl on Bench Sneaker

 

 

 

By the time the Fall/Winter 2014 shows hit the stage, celebs and the fashion crowd were already wearing sneakers as a fashion item.

 

 

 

 

Rhianna Sneaker

 

 

 

 

But, in the way only Karl Lagerfeld can do, it was when Chanel gave us the sneaker as a fashion staple in the Chanel Supermarket extravaganza, that the sneaker became THE fashion accessory du jour. From then on everyone from Rihanna

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cara Delevingne Chanel Sneaker

to Cara Delevingne

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kylie Minogue Chanel Sneakers

 

 

 

 

 

 

were popping a pair of Chanel kicks, joining Kylie Minogue

 

 

 

 

 

 

and Avril Levigne, who were already devotees.

Avril Lavinge Channel Sneakers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months is a long time in the celebrity and fashion world, and by the time the Spring 2015 shows arrived in September 2014, the sneaker was well and truly a permanent fixture on the feet of the rich, famous and fashionable.

 

Anna Dello Russo Marc by Marc Jacobs Sneakers

 

 

 

 

Here Vogue Japan Editor-in-Chief Anna Dello Russo sports her Marc by Marc Jacobs kicks on the streets of Milan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caroline de Maigret Adidas

 

 

 

while in Paris, uber cool French style icon Caroline de Maigret has effortlessly popped her Adidas on to own this look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stella McCartney’s Flatform

 

 

And while sneakers are going NOWHERE fast, the new shoe on the feet of the fashionable is the flatform – a padded even platform on a sneaker type shoe. Stella McCartney’s shoes are the current must haves in this genre,

 

 

 

 

 

 

although there were plenty on the runway during the Spring 2015 shows, so watch this space.

 

 

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