By: ERIN MICHELLE NEWBERG
Sneakers have transcended the sportswear category, becoming an imperative part of every stylish woman’s wardrobe. Here are some of this season’s standouts.
The sneaker of choice for the who’s who, the Golden Goose brand has become a household name. Known for their perfectly imperfect footwear for men, women, and children, it offers the luxury of a handcrafted shoe with a twist. Taking approximately 80 hours per pair to produce, the Ball Star sneaker has become an Italian-made classic that has garnered a cult following. The artisans who create each unit have mastered the “lived-in” look, and in case of the Ball Star the style evokes sentiments of the good ol’ college days in the 1980s mixed in with basketball style and skating culture. Think of it as a sartorial amalgamation loaded with life’s experiences. Noticeably recognizable from its signature star appliqué on the outside of each sneaker, the beaten-up look of the distressed calf leather offers durability, comfort, and major visual stimulation. If you are feeling creative head on down to the boutique at Bal Harbour Shops where you can customize your pair at the co-creation table.
GUCCI Women’s GG Sneaker
These white and beige GG Supreme Canvas sneakers are the epitome of chunky pastel perfection that delivers a punch in all the right places. Delicate yet retro with the unequivocal Gucci bold signature, you likely would not be questioned on who designed your made-in-Italy, oatmeal-and-pink-hued statement footwear. Get your pair at the Gucci Boutique in Miami Design District.
LOUIS VUITTON Archlight Sneaker
A logo-lover’s fantasy, one cannot go wrong with this Italian-made shoe — a blend of calf leather and a unique, velvet-printed, Klein-blue Louis Vuitton’s signature Monogram pattern. The femme cut, sleek wave-shaped outsole completes this iconic design for a look that works with slacks for a polished presentation or a dress for those looking to give a polished look an edge. Available at the Louis Vuitton Boutique in Aventura Mall.