I pretty much want every pair of sneakers I’ve posted here, but of course the pair I want the very most is the only really splurgy one I’ve included: these salmon-pink kicks from Want les Essentiels. I like that they have a platform, but that it isn’t too clunky.
I’m very intrigued by Allbirds, the newish company that makes their shoes from Merino wool. That seems like it would be cozy this time of year, and word is they’re the most comfortable thing ever. They’re also appealingly minimal.
The Nike Cortez is such an old-school classic, and the pops of red and blue are nicely graphic.
You can’t beat Vans Old Skools, and I am a big fan of this red (click through to see a lot of other colors too).
Another very old-school design, from Adidas. They remind me of a pair I’ve spied Maria Cornejo wearing.
Another winning pink pair—I couldn’t resist—from Puma.
Leopard print can be tricky on footwear of any kind, but the fact that the color palette here is so simple makes them work.
I love the blue contrasted with the red stripe on these forever-cool Converse.
I have gotten some questions about whether high-tops are appropriate after a certain age, and I have to say I think they are perfectly fantastic if the style is pretty simple, which I think these are.