Trending Now: Names Propelling Sneakers into the Spotlight - Neiman Marcus

Trending Now: Names Propelling Sneakers into the Spotlight

Nicole Jordan

October 14, 2016


High-top, low-top, or delightfully over-the-top, today’s sneakers are meant to be worn every day, everywhere. “It’s time to get back to basics,” says NM Women’s Accessories Fashion Director Ana Maria Pimentel. “Sneakers are a favorite among fashion enthusiasts and are here to stay.”

Sneakerhead-turned-sneaker-designer Jon Buscemi turns out handcrafted footwear made from fine Italian leather. Give weekend vibes by wearing sans socks with denim (double-cuffed at the ankle).

Metallic finishes, splashes of color, and suede details elevate classic silhouettes from this 110-year-old, Boston-based brand.

Started by two brothers creating athletic shoes in their mom’s laundry room, adidas now produces more than 300 million pairs of shoes a year. Among its most coveted: the iconic Stan Smith and Superstar. Dress them up by pairing with a breezy dress (for her) or a casual suit (for him).

Platforms for her, mid-tops for him—Puma marries craftsmanship and functionality with fresh silhouettes that stand out. Bright kicks on bottom? Keep your apparel monochromatic up top.

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