Okay, ladies… it’s time to tuck those high-heel sneaker wedges in the back of your closet and give your classic Chuck Taylor’s their own comfy corner to rest in. This Spring and Summer it’s all about trading in your favorite tennis shoes for something called “Kool Kicks.”
The latest and greatest in the relaxed sports shoe craze is basically a recreation of the 1976 old school Vans “Slip-On.” The shoe, originally called “The #44,” was made popular by professional skateboarders and BMX riders in Southern California.
Fast forward almost thirty years later and the fashion world is adhering itself to the same style. “Kool Kicks” have a thick, white rubber bottom that hugs up the side of the shoe, creating a boat-like effect.
They come in a plethora of different colors and prints. My favorite “Slip-On” is designed by ASH. I love how they mix and match muted animal prints and then pop the heel tab with bright colors. It’s definitely a fashionable way to funk up your shoe wardrobe.