There have been a lot of “firsts” in my life lately. First time having a puppy, first time backpacking on my own, first time visiting Spain & Portugal…
Oh and first time having
a three-way three pairs of sneakers 🙂
I don’t know how it happened but it just happened. I have never owned that many pairs of sneakers in my entire life. I feel like I’m gradually turning into a sneakerhead. (I know you’re laughing because if 3 is already a sneakerhead, then a new word needs to be coined for one who has 30. But whatever.)
Not that I’m complaining because: #1. when it comes to any type of shoes, more is never a bad idea, and #2. even Chanel showed sneakers at its haute couture show in January, which is the ultimate verdict that sneakers are pretty much in at the moment.
But have you ever felt that the direction you want to take in life is somewhat reflected in the type of shoes you buy?
OK, it sounds like a very lol-worthy question, but I’m quite serious. I mean, I was a couch potato for the better part of my life. I shit you not, the sight of sneakers filled me with trepidation because sneakers meant something heart rate-increasing was going to happen. I really had no clue about anything back then. Now that I have realized the need to live an active, healthy lifestyle, the affinity for comfortable and good-looking sneakers is hitting an all-time high.
So I’d like to share with you my most recent acquisitions. Sorry if my obsession with orange and yellow is putting you off. I swear on Chanel that it’s a very unconscious thing. Nike Free 4.0 V3 Running Shoes in Laser Orange (bought in Barcelona for 50 euros because my feet were swollen like balloons as a result of walking non-stop for 2 days in my favorite suede oxford)
Adidas with 3S Stripes (bought in Paris for 60 euros because the line at Centre Georges Pompidou was too long to handle. I wandered the streets trying to soak in as much Parisian vibe as possible before I had to leave the following day. Midway through the afternoon, I accidentally “soaked in” this pair at FootLocker store in the 4th arrondissement. I believe everything in life happens for a reason. The High and Mighty didn’t let me get into Pompidou because his plan was to make these kicks come into my life.)
Last but not least, these are not new, but fairly recent so still merit another mention. Nike Flyknit Trainer bought in Texas out of pure necessity. because my $25 trusty Nike’s gave up. Since then, I have been running exclusively in these. And let me tell you, they feel as good as being barefoot.
Those are currently my favorites. I might have to add 3 more if push comes to shove in the future.
Now, your turn. How many pairs of sneakers do you have? And what is your favorite pair? Tell me, tell me, tell me below!!!