Yay or Nay? - Sock Sneakers
Lately, I've been enamored with sock sneakers. Large athletic brands gave the comfy, stretchy shoes their start, luxury brands like Balenciaga followed with their own iterations, and now we're seeing some fast fashion trickle down. I was scouring the internet for a second-hand pair one day when I read a quote in WhoWhatWear from Tan France, Queer Eye's style guru, "All the fashion girls are wearing the crazy clunky Balenciaga trainer sneakers. They look good right now, but I promise you: In five years time—no, in one year—you’re going to look back and think, That was a mistake."
I know Tan is referring to the more dad-like style that's flooding Instagram feeds everywhere, but the same thought might apply to sock sneakers. I still might dabble in them, despite my better judgment--I'm thinking a red pair. They would look so great with cropped jeans.
What do you think--would you wear sock sneakers? Just in case, I've rounded up some inspiring images below.
(Top photo by Loeffler Randall.)