See those shoes? Don’t those look like what we used to call sneakers?
Guess what’s fashionable right now? Sneakers. The woman above, Jony van Stralen at Shout Out To You, looks insouciant and comfortable, in my eyes. And given my foot problem – now formally diagnosed as not arthritis but A Foot Thingie That Could Be Tendonitis Could Be A Nerve Is Probably Both – I’m hunting on beyond in the world of comfort shoes.
Here’s the Nike Air Max 90, for so it is known, in the flesh. The teal flesh.
Or black and pink, if you prefer.There’s another model, the “Thea,” that I think I like better. More, um, architectural, if such can be said of a sneaker.
You may shake your head and say no, not in your lifetime, but I have been to Grechen’s Closet and she has spoken. Birkenstocks and Nike Air Maxs are shoes of the moment. And then the redoubtable commenter Flo left us this link. Seems New Balance is in the game too.
Key to the look? No other athletic gear. In other words, do not throw these on with your $200 sweatpants. You want something tailored, a pair of boyfriend jeans, skinnies, or a long camel coat. Very Commuting To Work In The 80s, wouldn’t you say? Proving again that every getup known to mankind is fair game for recycle.
Please don’t say I didn’t warn you if I show up here in a pair of, yes, sneakers. Have you ever noticed what a funny word that is, sneakers? Especially if you say it over and and over again. Sneakers. There you go.
[Or, because we are never dogmatic about shoes here, you can go to NORDSTROM.com and buy yourself a pair of Jimmy Choos. My wedding shoes, for example, would generate all kinds of commissions for Dress for Success;)]