Between waiting in security lines to dragging a heavy suitcase from one end of the airport to the other, the governing rule of travel style is comfort. But can fashion and comfort really walk hand in hand? We think so — leave behind the standard sneakers that should only be worn on the track and opt for a chic pair of kicks instead.
Converse x Missoni Auckland Racer
The classic Converse sneakers joined forces with Missoni’s iconic patterns to create a hybrid line that is the epitome of hip. While the two powerhouse brands have partnered together in the past with kicks like these cool Chuck Taylors, the unisex Spring/Summer 2013 Auckland Racer (pictured above) is the newest member of the group. Note: These designer shoes are only available at Missoni boutiques and exclusive retailers. Available from $200 to $300.
The Prada brand can be traced back to 1913 in Milan, but today, the famed Italian fashion house claims outposts around the world, and its products — from handbags to fragrances — are sold in countless department stores, boutiques and online. These women’s patent leather sneakers offer a stylish yet feminine edge with ribbon laces, and their neutral color equates to versatility. Available for $370.
This classic American brand has been around since 1941, producing everything from handbags to fragrances to watches. But peruse the women’s shoe selection at high-end department stores such as Bloomingdale’s and you’ll discover these daring blue suede hi-tops that are practically begging to be paired with skinny jeans and a cozy cardigan during your jet-setting moments. For a more subdued option, the sneakers also come in a light tan color. Available for $128.
Photos Courtesy of HAVEN, www.havenshop.ca and saks.com