Sneakers are the one type of casual footwear that you can never go wrong with. Compared to other types of footwear, these shoes have proven their versatility as they can be paired with a huge range of casual dressing styles. For instance, you could pair slip-on sneakers with a summer dress for a fun look, or some high-tops with jeans and t-shirt for a cool look. The evolution of sneakers has resulted in many different types of sneakers to suit different occasions and activities. From the classic women’s trainers to the current sustainable sneakers, there is one to fit every character and preference. Here is a list of the 5 types of sneakers every woman should have in her wardrobe:
1. Running shoes/Trainers
Every woman should have at least one pair of trainers for physical activities. The sports buffs among us would definitely attest to the extra support, cushioning, and bounciness that a good pair of running shoes for waomen, or any other sports sneakers, give to the wearer. Besides providing comfort, they also provide balance, traction, safety, and foot health. Save a trip to the podiatrist by investing in a good pair of sports sneakers. They can also make you look stylish even as you are breaking sweat at the gym!
2. Plimsoll sneakers
Plimsolls are one of the most common types of sneakers to be found and are also quite popular among buyers. They are commonly known as low-tops and are available in many different styles to cater to individual tastes. In order to show them off, they are usually paired with ankle socks to avoid distracting attention from the shoes. They look great with skinny jeans or rolled-up jeans, as well as short/medium length dresses and skirts.
It cannot be denied that wedges add that little “extra” height boost some of us may need. However, they also make your legs look great without adding too much stress to the balls of your feet, as well as keeping you stable even when your centre of gravity has increased. Some genius mind decided to combine the stylishness of the wedges with the comfort and functionality of sneakers and came up with women’s platform sneakers, which go great with a cocktail dress or slim fit pants to show off the leggy look.
Considered as classics, slip on sneakers for women have always been a popular option for those who are always on the go. They do not have shoelaces to do up or untie, and the silhouette is particularly pleasing for minimalists, both for the streamlined cut as well as the ease of getting them on and off. These are definitely one of the most practical types of sneakers.
Many discarded sneakers that are thrown out end up in the landfill, where they begin their long 30–40-year decomposition process. The demand for footwear is one that cannot cease as it is a necessity. However, the materials used for a pair produces an alarming amount of carbon dioxide, and with 300 million pairs being thrown out each year, this is very unsustainable to the environment. The good news is consumers of today are more educated on environmental issues and are shopping responsibly. Thus, a demand for eco-friendly sneakers is on the rise. The current generation do not hesitate to pay a bit more for sustainable sneakers if it means that they did their part to preserve the environment.
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