~ Yves St. Laurent
Let's face it: Casual shoes make fashion statements. And, maybe, they reveal something about the personality of the wearer. It's all about the shoes, isn't it?
|An iconic style:|
Chuck Taylor All*Star,
It used to only
come in black and white.
Of course, too, casual and stylish sometimes carries a hefty price tag.
Sometimes, we opt for a traditional and recognizable brand just so we fit in. Yet, a pair of iconic Chuck Taylor All*Star are just a tad more expensive today than a generation, or two, ago.
And just a little more colorful, too.
|The colorful Chuck Taylor All*Star|
seemed to be the shoe of choice
of Millennials and Gen Xers
at this year's Bumbershoot,
Seattle's music and art festival.
Designed for comfort
but far from boring:
Sneakers for him,
suede boots for her,
and blue jeans for both.
We're all young at heart, right?
Here's a small but fairly representative sample of the casual shoes and sneakers I encountered at this year's Bumbershoot:
|Classic Dr. Martens:|
Recognized around the world for their
uncompromisingly good looks and colors.
|Casual yet simple ~ and no baggy pants:|
Deck sneakers (left) and Chuck Taylor All*Star (right)
|Mod, black and eye-catching:|
Black Chuck Taylor All*Star (left)
and black leather boots (right).
|They do go with blue jeans, don't they?:|
Classic wing tips (left) and calf-length boots (right).
By the way, I wore a pair of classic (and comfortable) Adidas Stan Smith white leather sneakers to Bumbershoot, a brand and style that I have been wearing on and off since the '70s. For me, they represent a simple, yet classic style ~ and they're extremely comfortable.
Some shoes never go out of style.