Fab sneakers that make a statement on the runway
Put your best foot forward
The Cruise and Spring 2016 runways drew inspiration from the affluent ’80s. Sculpted blazers and tailored dress suits were juxtaposed with more casual-looking accessories such as sneakers. Miu Miu, Jimmy Choo and Giuseppe Zanotti embraced the glam decade with glitzy gem decals and metallic flourishes. Others, such as Gucci and Fendi, took a more whimsical approach with monster eyes and flowery Aloha prints.
Raf Simons combines his love for urban lifestyle with Dior’s impeccable craftsmanship for his collection of Cruise 2016 trainers. The Dior Fusion sneakers pictured in black with clusters of hand-embroidered floral details are a nod to Monsieur Dior’s passion for lush gardens and delicate flowers. $925.
Dior at South Coast Plaza, 714.549.4700 :: dior.com
Louis Spikes Men’s flat is one of Louboutin’s most popular red sole sneakers. The hazelnut-colored leather high top with signature silver spikes casts an edgy look for the modern man. $1,295
Available at Saks Fifth Avenue, South Coast Plaza, 714.540.3233 :: saksfifthavenue.com
Miuccia Prada debuted Miu Miu in 1993 as an outlet for her avant-garde imagination. This perforated low-top patent leather sneaker embraces this notion with an ornate jewel-embellished metallic cap toe. $790
Available at Neiman Marcus, Fashion Island, 949.719.2347 :: neimanmarcus.com
Giuseppe Zanotti’s The Rebels shoe collection emerged from the designer’s love for sunset drives along PCH and for LA’s sultry night life. These men’s black calfskin leather sneakers include a sleek zipper on the side and gold metal flame embellishments. $1,250
Available at Saks Fifth Avenue :: saksfifthavenue.com
Fendi’s Fashion Show slip-on sneakers come in brick red ponyskin with a white rubber box sole and cap toe. The whimsical leather inlays create a Bag Bugs eye pattern suitable for staring down the competition. $750.
Available at Fendi, South Coast Plaza, 714.751.1111 :: fendi.com
Jimmy Choo’s black Nappa leather trainers, accentuated with gold whip stitching, is a cross between a high top and a low top. Made in Spain, the shoe features a cushioned rubber sole and black laces. $795.
Available at Jimmy Choo, South Coast Plaza, 714.327.0644 :: jimmychoo.com
Chanel’s silk crepe lace ups might appear less sporty than the brand’s other multicolored
sneaker offerings this season. But the leather lines and metallic details on these saddle
shoes make us skip with delight. $800
Available at Chanel, South Coast Plaza, 714.754.7455 :: chanel.com
Philippe Plein’s black calf leather Fantastic Rainbow sneakers nod to ’80s video game culture. Bright yellow Pac Man decals adorned with Swarovski crystals chomp up the sides of the shoe with a blue skull and cross bones flourish on the toe. $620
Pre-order at A’maree’s, 2241 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, 949.642.4423 $620 :: amarees.com
Jimmy Choo’s Miami sneaker sparkles with nude-hued glitter fabric. The popular-lace up trainer constructed of Vacchetta leather is intended as a weekend shoe suitable for the glam lifestyle. $550 :: jimmychoo.com
Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele embraced the eccentricity of the ’80s with colorful patterns, embroidered patches and no shortage of jewels when he presented his most recent women’s ready to wear collection. This unabashedly retro high-top sneaker dons silver studs and clean white leather trimmings. $950.
Available at Gucci, South Coast Plaza, 714.557.9600 :: gucci.com