My sneaker collection welcomed a new addition last week when I purchased some pretty blush-pink velvet Nike sneakers from Net-a-Porter. So far, my velvet garb has been limited to a black holiday wrap dress, which I adore but—let’s face it—do not get the opportunity to wear very often. Since I scored my velvet Cortezes, I’ve worn them daily, with jeans on the weekend, midi and maxi skirts at work, and leggings for those all important coffee runs. I’ve even worn them with a sequined skirt for cocktails at a new hipster bar. Oh yes, très cool.
Velvet sneakers exude a wonderfully eccentric side that the fashion crowd can’t seem to get enough of. Once considered a textile for winter and fall, velvet is now extremely desirable year-round, so scroll below to shop our favorites that will add a little luxe to your everyday outfit.
We’re betting Kate Middleton would be really into these.
Available in sizes 6.5 to 10.
Wear these with everything from cuffed jeans to sequined skirts.
Available in sizes 5.5 to 11.
We’re crushing on this silvery gray neutral hue.
Available in sizes 6B to 10B.
You’ve just graduated to street style star.
Available in sizes 36 IT to 42 IT.
Try them in spring’s must-have color of the season: lavender.
Available in sizes 5 to 8.5.
Running errands just got supremely chicer.
Available in sizes 6 to 9.5.
So worth the splurge.
Available in sizes 35 IT to 41 IT.
One hundred percent of J.Crew customer reviewers recommend these.
Available in sizes 5M to 10M.
We love the eclectic combination of fabrics. Just look at the glittery heel stripe.
Available in size 39.
Get these limited-edition stunners before they sell out.
Available in sizes 6 to 9.
Well, are you convinced?