14 Chic Sneakers for Everything But Working Out

Okay, so it seems that sneaker wedges are officially out. And yet, athletic wear is in. So, we ask: How do we reconcile our love for laceups? Don't worry, there are plenty of sweet kicks on the market that aren't wedges and certainly don't remind us of gym wear. Here, we've scouted out 15 chic sneakers that are a bit more fashionable than they are workout-functional.

by Julia Friedman


Faux suede trim takes these floral high tops to new heights.

Favorite Floral Sneakers, $30,


A tiny wedge in the heel gives these glittery high tops a lift. Still, we wouldn’t call this a traditional sneaker wedge.

Super Campon Boots, $108,

Kate Spade

Classic Keds get a Kate Spade makeover with a sprinkling of polka dots and hot pink accents.

Kate Spade New York Kick Dot Keds Sneakers, $75,


Channel your inner artist with these splatter paint sneaks.

Diva Sneakers, $47,


An iridescent sheen transforms this otherwise traditional sneaker into unexpectedly fun footwear.

Superga Cotu Iridescent Sneaker, $75,


We promise that these sneakers are a lot comfier than the shimmering heels printed on them.

Big City Glitter Blue, $128,

Mod Cloth

Casual occasions don’t mean you have to sacrifice style. This cream crocheted pair offers understated elegance for the everyday.

Delicate Art Sneaker, $35,


These double dipped, cotton candy-colored sneakers are a sweet nod to warm summer days.

Superga Candy Coated Sneakers, $75,


These vivid flower high tops will look lovely with your favorite skinnies.

Kelsie Sneaker, $118,

Jeremy Scott

These Jeremy Scott for Adidas winged sneaks are pretty fly.

Jeremy Scott Wings Easy Five Gold Mirror Shoes, $140,

Urban Outfitters

These geometric-printed plimsolls offer a touch of dimension to any casual look.

Printed Plimsoll Sneaker, $20,

Comme Des Garçons Play

Wear your heart on your feet (for a change) with these playfully adorned high tops.

Comme Des Garçons Play High-Top Cream Canvas Converse Sneakers, $105,


These simple suede shoes are a classic design that will, unlike sneaker wedges, never go out of style.

Lace Up Flat Sneakers, $38,


Speaking of things that are timeless… how about these whimsical Dr. Seuss sneakers? Now you can live out your lifelong fantasy of being surrounded by Truffula trees.

Chuck Taylor Dr Seuss, $55,