Sassy Sneakers for Spring/Summer 2011


While the Spring and Summer seasons for 2011 are going to be all about style, flair, and flash, they are also going to be all about comfort. Comfort and style are not mutually exclusive, you know. In fact, as you're about to see, they go together like peanut butter and jelly – or, more appropriate, like your cute little tootsies into a killer pair of shoes. The coming, warmer seasons are all about sneakers, and although there's still snow on the ground, it's never too early to start thinking about what you'd like to be wearing when the weather finally warms.

We're going to look at styles today, actually, with some kicking examples of each one – beginning with high top sneakers:

Prada Sport High Top Sneakers
These are from Prada Sport, currently available at Yoox for $225.00. High tops with an edge are going to be all the rage this coming spring and summer, and Prada does it up beautifully with these flat soled, fabric sneakers. These sneakers have a square toe, a zip closure on the insides, and contrasting details for a hip look. They're thin, perfect for warm spring and summer days.

Marc Jacobs Sneakers
Next up we have low tops – but with an edge. You're not going to want plain old tennis shoes in the coming seasons. Instead, look for something like these low tops from the Marc by Marc Jacobs collection – which can be yours for $220.00 at Yoox. The black and white design does more than save them from being boring, it makes them truly innovative. The scrawls are a little like the doodles you used to leave in your notebook, but made stylish and fashionable with Marc Jacobs' exquisite eye for what details work best.

Alexander McQueen Puma High Top Sneakers
However, it's not all about canvas and textiles. On the contrary, Alexander McQueen's designs for Puma shows us that it's you can't go wrong with luxurious leather. Here, the leather is textured, with a gorgeous metallic sheen that make these shoes look like far more than just another pair of sequins. Amazon has these as well, for an enviable price of only $135.00

D&G Pink Sneakers
You don't want to rely solely on muted colors, though. Let's go back to canvas for a little while, but this time is going to be a Dolce & Gabbana style. Pink is a hot color for the coming spring and summer, and that goes for sneakers as well. These pretty pink numbers have metallic details and accents in calfskin leather to go with the cotton. You can get these at Yoox too, for $149.00.

DSQUARED2 Floral Sneakers
Speaking of bright colors, don't be afraid to try out prints. Lots of sneakers in the coming spring and summer for 2011 are going to be hand detailed and silk screened with lovely floral designs like the ones seen here, courtesy of DSQUARED2. If you want a pair of sneakers that are more vibrant and dressier than the average pair of Nikes, these and others like them are the way to go. Mind you, these are $470.00 at Yoox.

So, what do you think is going to be your favorite sneaker style for SS11?


2 Responses to “Sassy Sneakers for Spring/Summer 2011”
  1. E says:

    Anybody happen to know who the makers are of the grey sneaker with red sole shown In header image? Thanks

  2. admin says:

    If I remember correctly I think they were a collaboration between Kanye West and Louis Vuitton! One of my favorite sneakers from last year πŸ™‚