It’s Yom Kippur


Today is the most sacred day of the Jewish calendar, and though I’ve never once in my lifetime succeeded in fasting, and stopped going to synagogue years ago (aside from the odd Bar Mitzvah or wedding), I still take this holiday seriously as a time for atonement and reflection. So no post today.  G’mar chatima tova to those of you who are observing, and see you here tomorrow.

Friday links


A bunch of cute sneakers for fall


Do any of you have knee problems? I’ve just started to, and the situation is not only deeply uncomfortable but also really cramping my style, as my usual footwear seems to exacerbate the problem. So I’ve been searching for cool sneakers, which seem to be a more prudent choice. These Onitsuka Tigers are nice and classic, and I dig the subtle red detail.

This Vince sneaker has a nice substantial platform, and also comes in black, but I think it is so good in the grey. And the snake-embossed detail is fun.

These canvas Veja sneakers are appealing in an understated way,  and I like that most of the materials used to make them are sustainable.

You really can’t go wrong with a pair of platform Vans—they’d be as cute with jeans as they would with a dress.


This one is entirely bonkers, but in a way I can really get behind.

I’ve wanted these Nikes for a while: they add a nice bit of height, and come in a few good shades.

This shearling-lined pair from Rag & Bone is so luxe (and pricey). Here’s something similar but cheaper,  that I actually own and love.

I like how subtle the camo pattern is on this pair, which is from Dr. Scholl’s, so it’s sure to be super-comfortable.


These are just really cool, and the colorway strikes me as quite versatile.

I really love the brown and red color combination on this collaboration by Comme des Garcons PLAY and Converse. Here’s the low-top version.

These Supergas are so excellently Euro-preoppy.


This metallic sneaker is made by a newish brand I like called P448; I’d swap out the laces for a black pair.



Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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