Picture this: your favorite sneakers (Converse, Nikes, Reeboks—all good choices) have (literally) been dragged through the mud. Do you A) run to the nearest Foot Locker and shell out cash upwards of sixty-five dollars, or B) pinch a pair from your significant other’s closet?
Though the choice is up to you (and how geographically near you are to a sneaker store), the fact is that yes, you can (more times than not) wear sneakers not intended for your gender. Surprising? Maybe.
Sneakers (the staple of the male shoe world) are coming back in a big way to the tired-of-heels (sorry—it had to be said) female population. Everything from classic white Reeboks, to those ubiquitous black and white Nike Roshe Runs (confession: we know everyone has them, but we still want them!) are being worn by women with all sorts of styles (from chic and sophisticated to urban and cool).
Recently, Rihanna has been spotted rocking a pair of men’s New Balance 574 Sneakers. Like the (good girl gone) bad gal that she is, Rihanna has paired her kicks with cutoffs (for daytime) and dresses (for nighttime outings). We’re not sure if RiRi was going for a statement, or just really liked the shoes, but if she is sporting men’s sneakers, it is almost a guaranteed trend-to-be.
So, if the shoe fits (and you’re not too grossed out by it), snag a pair of your boyfriend’s (or brother’s) sneakers. Or peruse the men’s section for a fresh pair just right for you.
Now look at that, you’ve just doubled your shoe options.