In Search Of Cute Kicks

Keds Tournament Mono SneakerIn the latest installment of Things I’m Too Old For Now: I can’t get away with wearing my beloved leather flip flops and flimsy ballet flats to work anymore. We have concrete floors throughout the flower shop, and after long days on my feet, my arches are shot. I know the lack of support is terrible for my legs and back, but up until recently, my desire for cute outfits was greater than my respect for ergonomics.

I’m just not a sneaker person; for years, I only had one shabby pair that I kept around for walking the dog or outside chores.  But these days — *cough* 30s *cough* — comfort is king, and I’m warming up to the look of vintage-inspired trainers paired with straight leg ankle jeans and a tee, and summer dresses dressed-down with easy slip-on sneakers.

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I bought a pair of knit Skechers trainers before Mother’s Day, and spent the entire holiday week proclaiming my newfound foot comfort to my team (bless their hearts.) And now I’m on a mission to add a few more options to my closet that combine fashion and function with cute details like perforated suede, metallic leather, throwback silhouettes, and animal print.

I rounded up some of my current favorites below, and you can click the images to shop ’em! (You can find the blush high-tops at the top of the post here.)




Tretorn Eve3  Tretorn Camden II Metallic Sneakers  Steve Madden Eloise Sneaker

Nike Women's Cortez '72  Adidas Originals Superstar 80s Suede Sneakers  New Balance 996 Sneaker

Tretorn Camden III.jpg  Miss KG Louis Trainers  APL Sneaker in Peach

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  1. 7.31.17
    lauren said:

    I keep reading that the Ugg slip on sneakers are crazy comfy. I need to investigate

  2. 7.25.17
    Carolina said:

    Love the shoes !

  3. 7.22.17

    Hi there,
    Such a lovely blog post and great taste in sneakers! :)

    I bought myself a pair of Adidas Stan Smiths for Christmas last year and they haven’t left my feet since… hehehe! They are so comfortable and versatile, I highly recommend if you’re on your feet all day.
    From your favourites above, I gather you like blush pink (me too!), the Adidas range have a cute baby pink style which are on my wishlist and you may like…

    Hope this helps! Love, Daisy xox :)

  4. 7.19.17

    These shoes are all so cute! You should add them all to your closet.

  5. 7.18.17
    Nicole said:

    Great post! I love the satin-y, pink slip-ons ( third pic from the very top), but I’m an idiot and can’t seem to find a link? Love to hear where you saw them!

  6. 7.18.17

    I love this post, the color palette, those tan Nike. 😍 Oh and also, the ones you got for Mother’s day are amazballs.

  7. 7.18.17

    I love sneakers! Thanks for sharing!

  8. 7.18.17

    Pretty! I love the last ones! Thanks for sharing.

  9. 7.18.17

    I’m looking for a pair of sneakers as well, this post gave me some ideas :)

  10. 7.17.17

    Love all the choices :3

  11. 7.17.17

    Love the colors! Nothing cuter than blush!


    • 7.18.17

      Agreed!! It’s my favorite neutral these days. :)