Browsing the various street style sites and runway shows this season we have noticed a strong sport trend emerging or what has now become known as `athletic couture’. The London Olympics has obviously had a heavy influence on this trend merging from the catwalk to the sidewalk and into mainstream fashion, but perhaps one of the more noticeable is the return of the sneaker.
In giving the look a slightly more feminine vibe, many luxury brands have elevated the heel into a wedge, Chloe have made their wedge heel obvious in the outside design while the popular Isabel Marant `Willow’ high-top, multi-colored suede sneakers have a 3-inch hidden wedge heel and velcro strap details.
In fact, the Isabel Marant sneaker has become so popular, courtesy of the growing celebrity endorsement, they have sparked a cult following despite the non-wallet friendly fee of $600, or more if you try to purchase them on eBay. It’s clear the sneaker is having a moment – would you wear these and pay the luxury price tag?
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