We have been bombarded with news on the Olympics for the past week and I for one am quite astounded with Malaysia's committed strive for the first gold. Well, I am no sports commentator (and rarely watch one), but all I can say is my country's contingent did quite a commendable job, despite no medals thus far. All hopes are on Lee Chong Wei's masterful badminton play tonight...
Pretentious sports commentator wannabe aside, and on a vaguely Olympics-related note, super sneakers with built-in wedges for the ladies have crept up everywhere this summer. First, it was Isabel Marant's version which in fact, were introduced for the SS2011 collection. Naturally a slew of other brands followed suit with Marc Jacobs, Chloe and even mid-range brands like Ash and Jeffrey Campbell producing their own knock-offs of the vertiginous kicks, following Marant wedge sneakers huge popularity. Recently Nike is jumping onto the bandwagon as well, with their floral-rich collaboration with Liberty. My favorite from the bunch - the original version by Isabel Marant. It's been quite a while since my sneaker/trainer-wearing days but these shoes might propagate the inner sportsman in me to wear athletic footwear, once again...
The original version by Isabel Marant.
Clockwise, from top to bottom: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Ash, Ash, Chloe
Nike x Liberty Dunk Sky High Liberty print wedge trainers (the top two images are from different collection...)
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