April 12, 2015

Our athletic shoe and sneaker scavenger hunt has ended—thanks to all who participated! Now that we’ve revealed the five featured styles from each brand, we thought it would be a great time to highlight cool ways to wear these kicks. The athleisure trend is taking off, and people are pairing their sneakers, running shoes, and slip-ons with practically everything!

Retro sneakers are not going away. Embrace the throwback trend, and let the shoes be the center of your look by wearing chinos and a basic t-shirt. Extra points for cool shades.

New Balance 515 Retro Sneaker $59.95 (Compare at $68)

These Vans sneakers feel a little preppy, and we love that. Throw on a pair of jeans, a button-up, and you’re good for drinks on the patio and Sunday dinner at mom’s house.

Vans Atwood Deluxe Sneaker $54.95 (Compare at $60)

Getting around town quickly doesn’t always require your performance running shoes. Slip on something just as flexible and comfy from Skechers and you’ll walk (or ride) in stylish comfort.

Skechers GOwalk 3 Slip-on Walking Shoe $59.95

Ladies, we beg you to jump on the retro bandwagon, too. If you’re feeling bold, wear these Nike sneakers with a denim shirtdress or tailored pants and a jacket. But if you’re feeling cautious about this look, stick to the basics: jeans and a cozy sweater will do just fine.

Nike Genicco Retro Sneaker $64.95

Girly yet casual—just how we like our Keds. Nautical inspired stripes are an obvious choice for a coastal weekend getaway.

Keds Champion Washed Striped Sneaker $44.95 (Compare at $50)


How are you planning to wear your athletic shoes or sneakers this season? Share with us in the comments below! (Or, post to Instagram with #SaySomethingGreat for your chance to be featured in the Say Something Great section.)