We’ve seen a lot of sneakers out and about during the latest fashion weeks, both on the runway (um, hello Chanel) and in street-style photos. Those colorful and comfortable kicks were definitely one of the major stars on the feet of many fashionable attendees. But choosing the right kicks, specially online, may be tricky since a small leather detail – and animal ingredients in the glue – can make even the most beautiful pair a no-go for vegans. So we did our thing, making your online shopping lots easier. Take your time and choose your favorite summer companion that’s as comfy as it’s stylish.
1. Cotton Candy Low Top – at Inkkas
Why choose only one color if you can have it all? These beautiful, fair trade, handmade in Peru pair of kicks have a stylish ethnic print, making them a true fashion statement. Inkkas is really honest to their principles – they work with local artisans in Cusco and use authentic South American textiles. Trendy as they may be, these trainers are a piece of shoe art.
2. Classic Authentic – at Vans
A classic skate shoe that looks cool with any outfit. White, basic and very chic even if you’re not into skating. Best thing about Vans: they’re timeless. We rely on ours for comfort and style season after season.
3. Speed Trainer – at Eco-Vegan Shoes
Another white pair – but oh so different. Eco-Vegan-Shoes provide us with a real urban and street style feel. Some ripped and fitted boyfriend jeans, a cool tee and a statement purse and you’re ready to go.
4. Trail N2 – at Pearl Izumi
This pair was made for the trails, but we’d also recommend them for those crazy busy days when you need to stay comfortable while accomplishing every challenging task on your agenda.
5. Woman’s Distance – at Newston Running
Add some bright blue to your outfit and you’ve got some serious summer attitude. Newton Running is for runners – and for other fans of the colourful kicks trend.
6. Purple Mayan – at Keep
This French brand of eco-conscious shoes mix urban style with positive vibes from nature. This purple hue goes well with pajama-style pants and a cool tank top.
7. Adidas By Stella McCartney – at Net-a-Porter
As if you needed a good reason for shopping the Adidas By Stella McCartney collection. This pastel pair was made for running – and for making you look good, but we forgive you if you skip the running part.
Illustration by Polona Žalig