After a physically and psychologically exhausting winter, the idea of wearing boots a moment longer than is necessary seems like heresy. Also, whenever we haven’t been miserable outside in boots we’ve been stuck inside going stir crazy. Luckily for us, there has never been a moment in style history when the stylish stewards of summer shoes, the sneaker, have been more popular.
Sneakers are no longer solely for lazy summer lounging, skater kids, and soccer moms. Now, not only are trainers designed to enhance athletic performance, but they also play a key role in a sartorial world saturated by sportswear, finding their way into the accessories collections of some of fashion’s most haute houses. (Read: will sell organs for YSL.) That said, not everybody is willing to give up life and limb (literally) to pay for a pair of sneakers, so we’ve rounded up some of 2014’s hottest pairs, both for athletics and just for fashion, across the price spectrum.
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