HAUTE COUTURE KICKS
It’s all about high-fashion footwear, but we’re not talking pumps or platforms. We’re talking highpriced sneaks. Here, Jeanne Beker picks the perfect pairs to top off your cool, casual look.
Jeanne Beker goes upscale streetwear with high-priced sneaky stunners
HAUTE TOPS $210: “When you get up close, you see this fun and iconic heart motif that Comme des Garçons is known for.” Gravitypope, 1010 Queen St. W. FLAMING HOT $800: “These Ferragamos look crazy comfortable, and they’re so much fun with this Mary Jane look.” Sporting Life, 2665 Yonge St. METALLIC MOOD $395: “I love this design concept where you have to lace them up once and then you get in and out with the zipper.” Ron White, 2901 Bayview Village FOR THE LOVE OF LOGOS $1,085: “The fabulous letters on this Fendi pair are very playful and very whimsical, and the logo trend is back in a big way.” Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor St. W. MAKING ME BLUSH $475: “This is gorgeous, it’s so feminine. It’s almost like frayed silk ribbon that’s been woven. So elegant with a vintage vibe.” Davids, 66 Bloor St. W. THE OG GUCCI $690: “The Gucci look has wildly reinvented itself, but these classic logo runners hearken back to a simpler, stylish time in Gucci’s past.” Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor St. W. SOCK-ETTE TO ME $745: “This fabulously opulent bit of sparkle on the toe looks like it’s a collaboration with Swarovski.” Studio D, 2570 Yonge St. GOING BANANAS $245: “These are beautiful with the charm on the back, and the fact that you can individualize them is great.” Coach, Yorkdale mall MOON WALKING $925: “These Golden Goose ones are a work of art. You can see the craters of the moon and that subtle glitter.” Specchio, 1240 Bay St. PRETTY PETALS $430: “It does say Rag & Bone, but very subtle. So if you’re not into logos, this is for you. It’s very feminine.” Sporting Life, 2665 Yonge St. SUPERSTAR $825: “I love these star bursts all along the platform and the beautiful fiery embroidered design from Aquazzura.” Davids, 66 Bloor St. W. THOSE PEARLY EYES $125: “These are great. They’re Keds. They’re Kate Spade. They’re slip-ons, and they have pearls on them!” Hudson’s Bay, Hillcrest mall SCUBA SUAVE $175: “These look like diver boots with this scuba fabric. You’ve got to love the Day-Glo orange colour.” Gravitypope, 1010 Queen St. W.
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