Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sexy, Sassy Sprinter Shoes

My dear amiga and fellow blogger Big C found my How to Dress for Sprinter post informative (gracias!) but asked me to take it a step (no pun intended) further. Ms. C wants to know the kind of footwear she should turn to during this awkward time of year. Just this week in NYC we had a high of about 73 degrees on Thursday but today the high is only expected to reach the mid 50s… Therefore, I thought this was a good question and one that many others probably have as well. So, you all have C to thank for this post.

Since I don't believe in paying retail, I suggest heading to DSW or your other favorite discount store or sales rack to score these if you don't already own them but chances are you do.

Ballet Flats
Their popularity doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon which is good news for those of us who spend a lot of time on our feet. Available in a wide array of colors, textures and price points, the possibilities are virtually endless. They're versatile enough to wear on chilly April nights and well into beaming July afternoons.

Slingbacks and Peeptoes
Both are perfect for sprinter weather because they offer just a hint of skin without making the wearer look crazy or freeze her buns off. Remember, sprinter dressing (in most parts of the country) is all about balance - not extremes. The goal is to ease into summer and the warmer temps. These peeptoes from J. Crew are adorable and will probably be marked down very soon.

Pumps in Canvas or a Funky Color
We wear them all year long but in black or dark brown leather they typically say fall or winter. But in a fun, bright hue (or metallic) and/or lighter fabrication, they say Spring is here! Don't you dig how Selita Ebanks pulled them off in this pic?

Sidebar: This is about the time of year that I break out my Nike Air Rifts. I've been a fan for 7 years or so now. They are muy comfortable, versatile (I like rocking them with an unexpected dress or slacks), and fun!


BigCNYC said...

merci beaucoup bsquared. i've been on the fence about buying another pair of metallic flats, fearing they were on their way out the fashion door. i'll go get a pair now. i did peep a pair of patent leather, color faded ones at aldo. i'm sure this isn't the best fashion description, but they are cute, to me. but you're right, i need to scope out DSW more. all my shoes can't be from nine west.

Pinky said...

those are sexy shoes