Not even the most stubbornly fashionable women can wear heels 24/7 . In fact, who says having your heels close to the ground is any less attractive than having them two, four or six inches off the ground! (Some would even like to argue the opposite.) Whether you love your heels but occasionally need a break from them, or are a fulltime sneaker-head, here are four new sneaker collections to put under your radar—or directly into your shopping cart.
Keds X Rifle Paper Co.
Keds's iconic slip-ons and soft canvas sneakers make for the perfect blank canvas for a collaboration with stationery brand Rifle Paper Co. Known for its charming floral prints, Rifle Paper adds the beauty of natural life to Keds shoes through four signature prints:"Lively Floral", "Juliet Floral", "Paper Palms" and "Lourdes Floral". The designs are either screened onto the shoes' canvas or embroidered. The collaboration collection also makes sure to provide lesser to greater intensities of print density, so that both minimalists and those who like it heavy on the print can find something that suits them. On top of that, there are four Keds signature sneaker silhouettes to choose from: Champion, Anchor, Triple Kick and Tournament.
Converse One Star
One of Converse's most iconic series, One Star makes a strong return in 2018, not just in America, but in Thailand with a Rated One Star campaign featuring hot young style influencers"O" Chanyaporn Thongthai, rapper "Ohm" Rattapong Pureesit, Sorawis Saengvanich and Vanida Pornnumchokchai. Rebellious in nature, One Star is all the star you need. You can find a variety of materials in the new One Star line, from premium leather to suede. We also reckon that the variation on the shoe's single star is telling of personality, so choose wisely. And, for those who need a little umph—boost—one of the new highlights in the collection is the One Star Platform, which will give you an extra 1.76 inches of height.
Bally's Retro Sneakers
Converse isn't the only one reinvigorating classic kicks. This season, Bally brings back four blasts from the past: the 1965 Super Smash, the 1974 Vita-Parcours and the 1983 Competition and Galaxy. Each originally designed as legitimate sports shoes, they are now reissued with a modern touch. The high-top Vita-Parcours, for instance, retains its iconic checkerboard detail but features upgrades to the sole. Both the '60s-vibing Super Smash and '80s tennis shoe Competition are nearly identical to their originals in terms of appearance, while the Galaxy has notable modernisation in colourway.
Stella McCartney's Eclypse Sneakers
Chunky but funky: for those who are a little too "extra" for classic sneaker silhouettes of Keds, Converse and even Bally, Stella McCartney's Eclypse line comes from the other end of the spectrum, the future. The chunky but streamlined appearance of the heel offer that oversized aesthetic that's trending big in the street fashion scene right now. The variety of colour combos available for the Eclypse add even more extravaganza to this not-so-subtle to begin with sneaker. From bold colour blocking with leopard prints to holographic, metallic variations, there's no way these kicks will go unnoticed.