I Ditched My Pumps for These Sneakers, and I'm Never Turning Back

Let me paint you a picture of the day I discovered my (former) staple shoe style: It’s 2007, and I need to find footwear for prom. I’m wandering around the mall when I stumble across a sight that makes me look up from my Blackberry in awe. There they are—the perfect white pumps sitting in a store window just waiting for me. I make like Cinderella and slip them on, and the rest is history. Ten years later, I’ve owned no less than 10 pairs of the Carrie Bradshaw–approved style.

I’ve been eyeing the fashion sneaker game from the sidelines for some time, but there’s this voice in the back of my head that tends to panic when I want to sartorially change things up. When adidas came out with its new UltraBOOSTs that promised style and much-needed relief for my toes, though, I decided it was time to get out of my comfort zone. Ready to see how I fared?

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