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Put away your YSL Tribute sandals. WWD informs us that "sneakers" are the biggest sellers across the country right now.
Retro Nike Air Jordans are big sellers across the board, but Vans basic slip-on and Converse All Stars low-tops join them for the lead in LA. Sportie LA owner Isack Fadlon said, “The look is definitely slimming down. The Chuck Taylor and Keds traditional laceups are becoming more trendy right now.”
Style seekers in NYC and Florida, on the other hand, appear willing to shell out the big bucks for sneaks: Puma Alexander McQueen and Adidas Y3, respectively, are popular in those cities, and not just for kicking it casually. One store manager in Florida said, “People want to wear sneakers to go out in. We sell more dressy sneakers to wear to the clubs or to go out to dinner.”
Detroit, however, must be getting their fitness on since some highly functional New Balance styles took the second and third place in that town. But whether people are going for functionality or style, we're just happy to put all those really serious health problems to rest while retaining the ability to run away whenever we want. Oh, and look awesome.
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