Let me start this out by saying I am definitely not a sneaker girl. Ask any of my friends or family if I wear sneakers regularly, and they will tell you I prefer heeled booties or strappy sandals. That statement is definitely still true, but after discovering the five sneakers below, I was convinced that incorporating this shoe style into my wardrobe a little more often wouldn't be such a bad thing.
I want to warn you that when I wear sneakers, I definitely wear them to make more of a statement than I do for comfort, but it's the comfort and the style that I love the most. Ahead you'll see my top five all-time favorite sneakers that just so happen to bring in all the compliments. I'm talking strangers-on-the-street type of compliments, not just your best friend (but those are nice too). In addition to shopping the sneakers that give me the most love, check out the sneakers currently on my wish list—the wish list of a non–sneaker girl who still loves sneakers.
Everything from the ombré laces to the matching pink soles makes these sneakers instant standouts.
I definitely get weird glares when I wear these, usually followed by a "Your sneakers are so cool—where did you get them?" You do the math.
I love these Vans because they are a nod to the classic slip-on style we've all had since grade school but offer that unique edge. Everyone does a double take when they see the two-tone checks.
These aren't just your average white sneakers—they are Reebok classics. For shoes that have been around since the '80s, it's truly amazing how relevant they still are.
I was hesitant to buy these rose gold Air Maxes, but once I put them on, that feeling quickly went away. Not only are these sneakers extremely comfortable, but they go with just about everything despite the standout color.