The quintessential Parisian girl sneaker just so happens to also be the most perfect summer shoe. Made famous by style icons like Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin, the Bensimon sneaker is in a word, iconic. Launched in the ‘70s by Serge Bensimon, they continue to be just as popular today as they were almost 50 years ago.
Even though the shoe is super simple, they truly embody the je ne sais quoi of French life. Made from sturdy canvas with a rubber sole, the sneakers are comfy enough to wear every day. And those colors? Impossible to choose just one.
There are a few styles available, each with a tomboyish shape and straightforward aesthetic. We’re all about pairing them with a pullover mini dress or high-waist mom jeans—you’ll look adorable in that effortless French way (no-fuss hair and red lips add extra style points). Whether sunset bike rides or brunch al fresco is on your agenda, these sneakers will happily accompany you on all your adventures.
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