Friday, 10 February 2012

The Rise of the High-Tops

Get your feet into these Pumped Up Kicks…

I’ve previously mentioned the rise of the ‘Sport Luxe’ trend, due to adorn many high street and designer stores from Spring onwards. With this, we see the comeback of hi-top trainers.
French fashion designer, Isabel Marant has released a bekket hi-top collection, which feature a concealed 2-3 inch wedge. These have become hugely popular within the fashion blogasphere and with celebrities alike. Even the one and only ‘independent woman’, Beyoncé has adorned the famous footwear in her recent video for soulful tune ‘Love On Top’, if only the serious dance moves came with them.
Isabel Marant Sneakers Trainers
 Isabel Marant Sneakers TrainersIsabel Marant Sneakers Trainers

The colourful trainers have spread worldwide, adding a sporty edge to any outfit to keep you on trend for SS 12′. Team them with a pair of printed leggings if you’re going for a daring fun look, or tone them down with a simple pair of skinny jeans for a more unassuming fashion statement. On the top half, grey marl works perfectly. Remember the attention is on your feet so be sure to keep the rest casual. Hi-tops should always be dressed down with an ‘off-duty cool’ attitude.

Celebrity Style Spot:

Kate Bosworth Isabel Marant
Kate Bosworth
Anne Hathaway Isabel Marant
Anne Hathaway
Miranda Kerr Isabel Marant
Miranda Kerr

A form of trainer is fast becoming the “it” shoe of the season. Unheard of, some might say. But I’m not complaining, for how often do looking stylish and feeling comfortable at the same time mix? However, if you, like me, are a student on a budget these Isabel Marant’s may only be a dream to you as they’re priced between $600-$700. That’s a hefty dent in the student loan!

Something else has caught my eye though, and they’re a little more in our price range, between £65-80. Hallelujah! These affordable alternatives, I reveal are the beautiful Nike Blazers. My attention was first drawn to the shoes after I caught sight of Liberty’s collaboration with sporting superbrand Nike Sportswear. The Blazer’s are the third outcome of the two major brand’s collaboration. The combination of Liberty’s signature vintage prints on their fabrics, complements the classic Blazer’s purposely ‘worn’ style to produce footwear of pure genius.
Available at: LibertyNike and Office.
Liberty for Nike

After careful consideration of how to wear the stunning Liberty Blazers, I reluctantly decided against them. For the practicality of everyday wear I opted for the simpler, classic Nike Blazers. It was a struggle choosing between the Abyss Blue/Sail and the Gym Red/Sail but in the end, the Red won. I bought them last week, have worn them every day since and have gained a lot of compliments,  I could not recommend them any more.

Nike High Top Blazers

Nike High Top Blazers Abyss/Blue Sail

Nike High Top Blazers Gym Red/Sail 

Nike High Top Blazers Gym Red/Sail

Nike High Top Blazers Gym Red/Sail

Nike High Top Blazers Instagram

Here’s a short film I made based around Nike Blazers. ‘How do you wear yours?’




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