Thursday, February 2, 2012

Trade Show Comfort


It's trade show season for us industry-workin' folks. I just got back from Denver a few days ago. I gave in to my aching feet during a trade show in the summer and bought a pair of Nike Free running shoes. I've got to say, they are unbelievably comfortable and light and don't look bad at the same time! Mine are black with a spot of yellow- I believe the Livestrong version. I love the triangular pattern and mesh overlay that provides a lot of breath-ability.

I must admit though, that I am a bit at odds with how to integrate them into normal non-workout outfits. The only outfit I can bear to wear them with so far is my Damir Doma leggings, Rick Owens sheer drop crotch shorts, Damir Doma slouchy tee and long jersey cardigan for a sporty/grungy/rick owens-y mix.

They saved my feet for at least one day, the others I wore my Alexander Wang ankle boots. By the way, it looks like the Anouck boot has been re-issued with an elastic panel, if you missed out on them the first time around. I'm not sure how I feel about the elastic- luckily I need another pair of black ankle boots like I need a hole in my head.


Prêt à Porter P said...

I like this shot. I think I get more excited about the process of packing more than the actual trip itself.

Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

i'm rather methodical when it comes to packing. i probably over-think it but hey, whatever works! :)
i have a pair of echo leather street sneakers that are monochrome black. they work with all sorts of trousers and are super comfortable. your nike solution looks quite nice, and i can see them worn with looser, harem pant styles.

Alice /// VESTIGIAL WINGS said...

dude, the nikes look pretty tight. its so hard for me to figure out decent outfits to go with athletic type shoes but going the rick owens-esque route seems like a great solution. my nikes are bright blue though lol

yuko said...

excellent! pics of outfit with sneakers please!