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Spied on the Street: Dad Sneakers with Maxis and Skirts

Featured, Persons of Interest, Street Style  /   /  By Sarah Wetmore

True story: the last time we wore 5-inch platform peep-toe pumps, our traumatized piggies were more than halfway numb for nearly two weeks following the infamous event. And yes, while we fully slayed, and have the photos (and Insta likes) to prove it, we’re not entirely convinced that the torture was worth it.

Although we’ve been taught from a very young age that beauty is pain (French braids at the hand of a perfectionist month, anyone?), we cannot express how over the moon, jumping with joy excited we are for the oh-so-now sneaker trend. Hallelujah and thank you, street style gods, for this opportunity to give our aching arches a rest, all without sacrificing style.

With springtime temps right around the corner (a girl can dream!), we’re gearing up to pair floral frocks, feminine midi skirts, and flirty pleats with ironically cool Dad kicks and well-worn sneakers.

Millie Bobby Brown served up major vintage and age-appropriate K-Stew vibes at the recent SAG Awards by pairing a high-low Calvin Klein halter dress with low-top Converse sneakers. Street style icon Queen RiRi herself has been spotted countless times accessorizing ‘90s-inspired floral patterned dresses with an array of different sneakers, and we’re here for it.

Not only is comfort and all-day staying power guaranteed, but the unexpected combo of feminine on top and functional down low lends a certain cool girl edge to any ensemble.

With romantic florals abounding on Spring 2018 runways (Chloe, Rodarte, Rebecca Taylor, Valentino, and Erdem included), there won’t be any shortage of flower power-infused building blocks, and when it comes to keeping all 10 toes happy, we’ve got every sneaker pick you need to know about on our blog.

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