I still get dressed in hard pants most days, and put on lipstick whether I’m planning to see anyone or not, but there is one way in which I have succumbed sartorially to the pandemic’s relaxed dress code, and that is that I only ever want to wear sneakers now. I don’t see that changing as we head into spring, when I usually default to clogs, which right now don’t feel like a sound footwear choice because of my knee issues. But clogs add height and sneakers usually don’t, which is why I went looking for platforms. And I found quite a few I liked, starting with theis snappy Stella McCartney for Adidas pair.
You can’t go too far wrong with a classic pair of Converse Chuck Taylors.
I like white sneakers but think they make me look like I have clown feet—who knows why—but for those can wear them, I present this pair from Soludos.
These Vans Old Skools are near the top of my list, and I think I might go for them: they’re well-priced and the canvas will be good for warmer weather.
How fun is this zebra-striped pair?
The color explosion on these Pumas may be a bit much, but looking at them makes me happy.
The touches of fuzzy leopard print here are fun.
These grey suede slip-ons from Vince are about as elegant as a platform sneaker gets.
People love their Supergas, and I think the Italian brand is nicely Euro-chic.
These, from Madewell, have a slightly lower platform, and I dig the desert hues.
These have a slightly preppy vibe.
OK, I can’t quite decide if these are ugly or not, but they look so easy to just throw on, and deeply comfortable too.
And finally: a lower-than-high-top sneaker from Adidas that is very Tomboy cool.