Luxury Sneakers

9 shoes that get top marks for both style and comfort



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Sneakers have come a long way since the simple slip-ons and lace ups we used to wear to school. These days, there are so many different brands and varieties to choose from, all with souped-up bells and whistles.

“High-end sneakers are a great option for people who don’t want to wear their “work” shoes out at night or on the weekend,” explains Scott Mitchell, Owner of the Richards store in Greenwich. The current sneaker look is a polished step-up from a typical gym shoe, but not too fancy. The result? One-stop shopping for high style and comfort. Are you in the market for any of these luxury sneakers?

Greenwich Shoe Stores

Celine skate shoe for women ($720)

This is an old-school skateboard sneaker on steroids, with one cool modern feature: a honeycomb, non-slip sole. Available in pretty, pale blue pony hair, as well as other colors and patterns in silk, satin and canvas.

Where to find it: Saks Fifth Avenue; 205 Greenwich Avenue Greenwich, CT 06830; (203) 862-5308

Westport Shoe Stores

Lanvin snakeskin sneaker for women ($995)

Chic is the vibe of these “I-have-effortless-style” mocha brown watersnake hi tops. The beige patent toe and signature Lanvin grosgrain ribbon laces are the perfect finishing touches for a shoe that’s as pretty as it is functional.

Where to find it: Richards of Greenwich; 359 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830; (203) 622-0551

westport shoe stores

Brunello Cucinelli sneaker ($1145)

This top-of-the-line fashion sneaker is sure to put some bling in your step. The retro grey and beige suede and taffeta upper boasts a floral design, and the waxed laces and Brunello’s signature Monili beading on the toe elevate a traditional-style sneaker to a truly luxurious shoe.

Where to Find it: Mitchells of Westport; 670 Post Rd E, Westport, CT 06880; (203) 227-5165; or brunellocucinelli.com

Santoni “Dorado” in taupe, for men ($395)

The quality of leather and the workmanship make this versatile shoe special. Add in the fact that it’s made by a small, family-run Italian shoe company, and it’s a win-win.

Where to find it: Richards of Greenwich; 359 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830; (203) 622-0551

Phillippe Model Hi Top Leather Sneaker ($395)

A mix of uptown (gold metallic embellishments) and downtown (hipster-style) is the look of this trendy, distressed white leather hi top. But it’s best kept secret is the invisible wedge in the footbed that conforms to the natural arch of your foot for extra comfort.

Where to Find it: Calypso St. Barth; 254 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830; (203) 625-3332

prada women's shoes greenwich

Prada Sport low top sneaker for women ($420)

Just about the most versatile shoe of the bunch, and beautiful in an under-the-radar sort of way. We love the gorgeous beige patent hue, but it’s also available in blue suede. Whatever your color choice, these minimalist sneakers offer a classy, tailored finish to any outfit.

Where to find it: Richards of Greenwich; 359 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830; (203) 622-0551

fairfield shoe stores

Hoka One One Stinson Tarmac for men and women ($160)

For all those tired of Nike’s, this French company ups the ante on performance sneakers. Originally designed for ultra marathoners, Hoka One One now makes sneakers that grace the feet of Weekend Warriors and soccer parents alike. Noted for their signature oversized midsole that has more than twice the amount of EVA foam compared to other running shoes, these sneakers not only look hip, but they’re the ultimate buy for those who want the best cushioning and shock absorption. Comes in a variety of fun, spunky colors, with the option of regular laces, or easy, tie-free “Triathalon” toggles.

Where to find it: The Authentic Athlete; 1863 Post Road Fairfield, CT 06824; (203) 955-1511

greenwich shoe stores

Prada sneaker for men ($480)

These grey suede or black leather retro-looking sneakers make the grade without trying too hard. Plus, they’re lightweight and great for travel.

Where to find it: Richards of Greenwich; 359 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830; (203) 622-0551

Mason Margiella hi top wedge sneaker ($695)

A must for the true fashionista’s wardrobe. This black sneaker with mesh accents gives off an urban vibe, and the wide leather band around the ankle offers extra support. A great transitional shoe from daytime to nighttime.

Where to find it: Scoop NYC; Greenwich 283 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830; (203) 422-2251

 

 

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