Sneakers Sneaking In

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

I've been a heels girl since forever. And I remember clearly the comments of some women of a certain age enviously eyeing my shoes and saying, "Oh I used to wear shoes like that, but you'll see, after 40 your feet won't be able to take it anymore and you'll stop." Or "If you keep wearing those shoes you'll ruin your feet and won't ever be able to wear heels in your 40's."

You would think those comments would fill me with dread, but mostly they just annoyed me. It was like these women were really jealous and wishing their fate on me. And I would think to myself, just wait and feet are fine and comfortable walking on an incline!

Well, I'm a nice stretch past 40 and I still love and wear my heels. But after my passionate summer fling with flat gladiators (if you follow me on Instagram you've seen 'em a gazillion times), I've seen and felt the "light". My feet are feeling a little lazy; not to mention that my style (and fashion in general) has relaxed a bit, and I'm not always glam enough for heels on a regular day.

So it's just my luck, that just like that, good old sneakers are everywhere. They're so trendy now, it seems they actually look better with skirts and dresses than they do with jeans and leggings. And the dressier and fuller the skirt, the more the sneaker screams, "Look how cool comfy has become!" I mean, seriously, search "street style" and you'll see a whole slew of chic-ly sneakered women, and they are mostly not over 40 or on their way to workout.

I almost feel left out.

So do I take the sneakered step? Or do I have to be under 30 to get away with this look? I guess we have yet to find out. I just hope that if I do, I don't run into one of those previous heel wearers and have to listen to, "I told you so."

Until then here are some of the looks that inspire:

Some of the above photos are from

Shop some of my favorite sneakers below:

So should I sneak some sneakers into my life? What do you think?

Good Moed and Chag Sumach to those who are celebrating Sukkot!

Until next time,



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  1. I like some looks! Great post!!!

  2. I love heels. Like you, I get comments about 'how can you wear them'. How do you explain to someone that it's an acquired art that is developed over the years (not one I'm willing to give up easily).
    This summer I bought a pair of pull-on sneakers in black with large pink/red floral design (GUESS shoes). I wore them so much and loved that they felt a bit more dressed up with the Dolce style floral pattern.

  3. Hi Sharon,
    I wear heels less and less, sandals, flats etc, have yet to get into the sneakers with skirts and dresses, although I love the look on others!!

    The Arts by Karena
    Parish-Hadley Tree of Life