Dress 'em Up in a Maxi Dress and Mini Bag
Funny story: I was in my comfiest sweats and the shoes I lovingly call my "grandpa sneakers" — a pair of grey New Balances I pretty much wear all the time nowadays — weaving my luggage through the TSA line when I eyed a pair of the same cool kicks. When I looked up to see who was wearing them, I realised it was actually an adorable elderly couple. It only further cemented the name in my mind. Rather than chunky soles and bold colourways you would regularly see with dad sneakers, I've been noticing street style stars and bloggers opt for neutral tones and a more classic trainer silhouette like New Balance's 990 kicks.
I instantly fell in love with these sleek sneakers because of the retro '80s feel and great arch support (The first time I wore them, it was like my feet were thanking me — I swear I could hear a choir of sneaker-loving angels singing in perfect harmony.) Read on if you're wondering how to style the sneakers or if you're simply looking to snag a pair for your closet.