I am a fitness addict who runs six days a week. But you will never (ever) catch me wearing a pair a sneakers outside the gym. My day-to-day aesthetic is glam, bejeweled and permanently in 5" heels (or lately, even higher!). But yesterday, something funny happened. I went to buy new running sneakers, and actually found ones that I thought were...well, cute! From my I've-run-in-their-sneakers-for-5-years Saucony, they are black (natch) with a Tiffany-blue stripe detail (love the reference to something so totally NOT sporty!), and actually adorable enough to wear in public if I had to (please note the "if I had to"...). Called the Grid Shadow Genesis, these are so incredibly lightweight, it's as if you aren't wearing anything. They also have an exceptionally stylized profile and even a bit of shiny patent-leather-like vinyl detailing. Super comfy AND super cute? I'll take two! (Actually I did...my husband got them in the white...here's a link to the men's version: Men's Grid Shadow Genesis)
While I'm on the "sporty" subject, I'm thinking that if you're going to wear cute black sneakers out in the world, you need to make sure your accessories are both minimal and equally sporty (really, this is all just an excuse to buy some cute new things...). My oversized rose gold watch would honestly look a little silly alongside sneakers, but this one, the Marc by Marc Jacobs "Jorie" black aluminum watch would be absolutely perfect. It's neon green and purple dial fixtures are a nod to the '80's and all it's sportswear glory. And the black casing and band look tough-sporty, so it's still edgy enough to wear later in the evening with leather leggings and platforms (c'mon, you knew I had to work "leather leggings" and "platforms" somewhere into this post!).
Now make me proud and go workout. Just look fab while doing it!