WORDS BY LUCY HARDY
Ready to give some sparkle to your sneakers? We’re at a point in fashion where excess and irony have been reconciled with good taste, especially when it comes to sneakers, and with the latest sneaker trend taking a dazzling turn toward metallic finishes and over-the-top embellishments, there’s no need to wait until party season to add some bling to your look. So we’ve rounded up our top 5 jeweled sneakers (think of it as a pre-Christmas treat to yourself).
Diamond are forever
The Jimmy Choo Diamond sneaker has topped our list and rightly so. Tech-style sneakers have been huge this season (literally), and with its exaggerated, semi-transparent, multi-faceted sole, the Diamond sneaker is a must-have for those who love to stand out. You’ll certainly be seen in the Swarovski crystal-covered version.
Gucci is leading the hiking trend this AW18 with the Flashtrek sneaker. Okay, so you may not be able to conquer Everest in it but you will be at the peak of fashion, and the utilitarian colourways will fit right in with the beige and camel shades that are trending this season. The best part? The detachable jewelled strap that can be removed depending upon how flashy you’re feeling.
All that glitters
If you’re already a fan of the thick-soled Alexander McQueen tennis-style sneakers then you’ll love the cosmic glitter-drenched version.
Is it a sock? Or is it a sneaker? The sock sneaker hybrid (snockers?) is one of our favourite, not to mention one of the most comfortable, sneakers around. Now we have another reason to love it as Valentino brings its signature silver Rockstud embellishment to the style.
No stranger to opulence, it’s no surprise that Philipp Plein has made the list with his bejewelled fluffy sneakers. The question is, how many Swarovski crystals are too many? The limit does not exist.