By Eva Medoff, May 5th, 2010
Now that we’re finally crossing over into summer, it’s time to break out lightweight, comfortable sneakers for long days of walking through hot city streets. Outdoorsy company Tretorn has teamed up with two rather different brands—J Crew and Comme des Garcons—to bring out two different lines of mens and womens sneakers. Meanwhile, the ultimate casual sneaker company, Keds, is churning out a style inspired by different decades each month.
The Commes des Garcons shoes ($126), an update on Tretorn’s T-56 canvas sneaker, are minimal and classy in colors like black, navy or white with a green stripe detail.
J Crew’s version is preppy and tennis-inspired, in colors like citron, burnt copper and petal pink. At $68, you can afford to get a go-with-everything nude sneaker as well as one to suit your colorful side.
Previously, Keds released the 1910 sneaker—subtly saddle shoe-inspired with an aviator feel ($50 on Keds.com).
This month’s “Century” edition is inspired by the 1930s, with a distressed sole and yellow foot-bed to get that down-on-your-luck Depression feel (at $40, it’s certainly cheap enough). So very Bonnie and Clyde.