For anyone who has a schedule that keeps them on the move – so all of us, basically – the quest to find a shoe that’s chic enough for the office and easy to wear can be a challenge. Enter the stacked sneaker, a hiking shoe/dad sneaker hybrid that’s made for navigating urban trails. Sporty details and a slightly raised, plush sole make this shoe the ideal pair for just about any activity. It’s unexpectedly versatile.
“There’s an elevated performance ‘feel’ to the stacked sneaker versus the platform style that I love. Instead of a day-to-night look, it’s more of an office-to-hike vibe,” says Elaine Jyll Regio, ELLE Canada fashion and market editor. “Wear them with a button down shirt and an A-line calf-length skirt.”
Here are three more ways we’re wearing the trend this spring and all the pairs we’re loving.
1. Stacked Sneakers + Mid-Length Socks + Calf-Length Dress
Balance out a bold, colourful look with a monochromatic style. Add a pair of mid-length socks to complement the sneaker’s hiking-vibes.
2. Stacked Sneakers + Short Hemlines
Maximize the leg-lengthening effect of the higher soles by wearing a shorter hem. This is also a good way to dress down fancier garments for the daytime.
3. Stacked Sneakers + Wide-Leg Pants
Leaning towards chunkier styles? Pair the sneaker with billowy, wide-leg pants to keep the look proportionate. This is also guaranteed to be the comfiest outfit you’ll wear all week.
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