More than regular gym shoes, sneakers are great multi-purpose footwear that can be worn for many occasions
By Nicole-Marie Ng
From Kanye West’s Adidas Yeezy Boost Sneakers to Puma by Rihanna’s Women’s Creepers, fashionable sneakers are here to stay.
Stay on top of the trend with some of these stylish sneakers we’ve scoped out.
Puma The Fenty Trainer
The latest addition to Rihanna’s Fenty label under Puma, The Trainer ($289) is a fully-functional training sneaker that combines performance technology with game-changing style. The futuristic sneaker is made with ariaprene (an advanced form of neoprene) for a secure yet breathable fit.
Available in limited stock at Puma VivoCity.
P.V.S x NEW BALANCE 996 9ALACTIC 9IRLS’ 6RIGADE
The hype about Star Wars might have simmered down but intergalactic themes remain very much in fashion. New Balance has teamed up with P.V.S, a quirky Singaporean female footwear store, to give the boyish New Balance 996 silhouette a makeover.
Make a bold statement by using these P.V.S x New Balance 996 9ALACTIC 9IRLS’ 6RIGADE sneakers ($189) with a black shift dress to inject some fun into your outfit.
Available in limited stock at P.V.S & select retailers.
Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Suminagashi
Onitsuka Tiger’s new range is dyed using the traditional Japanese technique of suminagashi — a method of dyeing that goes back over 1,000 years.
For the Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Suminagashi ($189), ink is blended with oil on the surface of the water before being transferred onto the textile. Each piece is a unique work of art that any fashionista would be proud to own.
Available at Onitsuka Tiger stores.
Lacoste L.12.12 Footwear
Lacoste’s new L.12.12 Footwear Collection ($199 each) has a minimalist aesthetic. The extra-soft leather gives the shoe a luxe look while enhancing movement.
The shoe is finished with the brand’s iconic crocodile logo and will look good with preppy outfits. Throw on a polo tee and slim-fit pants to complete the look.
Available at Lacoste stores.
Ecco Soft 7 White Floral
Ecco’s Spring/Summer 2016 Collection comprises mainly feminine pieces such as these floral print sneakers
The sophisticated design and soft soles provide comfort while looking effortlessly chic. Pair these with a white summer dress for a sweet look.
Available at Ecco stores.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of Weekender, Issue 148, March 18 – March 31, 2016, with the headline ‘Sneaker fever’.