Jetset Style :: The Everyday Sneaker

[trip style = any]

Fashion vs. comfort—it’s a longstanding feud that haunts stylish globetrotters who want to look polished and be practical while pounding the pavement. Enter the everyday sneaker.

Every year or so, we see a new shape take over the fashion world, whether it’s the Nike Air Max, the New Balance 620, the Isabel Marant wedge sneaker or the Converse Chuck Taylor {a timeless treasure we featured in 2013}. Last year’s entry into the sneaker hall of fame was the Adidas Stan Smith, whose meteoric rise to reinvented cult status was fuelled by designers Pheobe Philo and Raf Simons.

The current trends toward minimalism, monochromatism and athleisure have opened the door to the everyday sneaker, cementing its staple status. Good news: these trainers go with everything so they’ll save you suitcase space! We’ve assembled a list of sneakers that will have you strutting in style no matter what your destination.

WHITE: Common Projects achilles leather sneakers {Men/Women}, Filippa K sport shoe {Men/Women}, Our Legacy classic sneaker white braid canvas {Men}, Maison Kitsune sneakers {Men/Women} GREY: Puma suede classic {Men/Women},  Adidas gazelle {Men/Women}, Native apollo moc {Men/Women}, Eytys mother grey {Men/Women}

This post is written by Trip Styler's Assistant Wayfarer/Editor Heather.

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[images via glamour, myfreechoice,, whowhatwear]

Fashion Friday :: Made for Walkin'

[trip style = urban]

Fashion Friday posts are published on the last Friday of every month by fashion blogger Heather.

Is anything more important than comfortable shoes when you're traveling? I can't tell you how many times I've regretted the shoes I packed when I valued style over comfort. Even though it is a great excuse to buy a new pair on the road...

I recently bought a pair of John Fluevog Hannah boots (shown at top left) and I've barely taken them off. They're the most comfortable boots I've ever owned and definitely Trip Styler approved! These booties are perfect for quick escapes to New York and Portland, and I know I'll be wearing them on the cobblestone streets of Europe next year. Style and comfort together in the same shoe---it's possible!

Trip Styler Tip: If you tend to pack shoes for style over comfort like I sometimes do, remember to bring a stick of Band-Aid Friction Block to avoid blisters {also available in generic form at your favorite drug store}.

Fluevogs are designed in Vancouver, BC in a studio overlooking their flagship store in one of the most striking retail spaces in the city. They're known for their durability, customer service and unique styles. They've been making some killer contemporary shoes lately and I suspect I'll become one of their many loyal customers. And since I live in Vancouver, it's great to know that I'm buying local.

{Editor's Note :: I spent some time with John Fluevog and his lovely wife in Africa four years ago while at a wedding in Nairobi. He is an extraordinarily gracious, well traveled (and well dressed, obviously) gent in case you're interested in the face behind the shoe!}

Now What To Choose?
Women (clockwise from top left)
Hannah, Astern, Malcolm, Impel, Cha Cha, Paglia, Boogie Woogie, Ard, Wizard

Men (descending from top right)
Wynn, Soros, Kashmir

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Falling for Portland
Runway Style

[shoes via John Fluevog]