It used to be that the only time you would catch Hollywood’s A-list in a pair of sneakers was when they were on their way to the gym for one of their many grueling workout sessions. But a growing number of celebs have changed all that. As sportswear brands raise their fashion game and high-end designers getting in on the sneaker act, today’s stars are just as happy sporting their favorite kicks on the red carpet as they are in the gym.
Ditching the high heels for the comfort of sneakers, female celebrities are leading the way when it comes to the new sneaker obsession. Here are 3 celebs making a serious style statement in the coolest kicks.
One of the UK’s hottest musical talents right now, Rita’s not only the freshest thing to shake up the charts this year – with three consecutive number one hits under her belt already – she’s also putting her own unique stamp on the style pages. Rocking her own mix of grunge and hip-hop streetwear, she’s the UK’s answer to RihRih – and she clearly shares Rihanna’s sneaker obsession too. Here she is putting the Ora spin on Marilyn Monroe glam, sportin’ a statement white dress with Nike Jordan Retro IV Fire Red sneakers. She’s clearly a Nike fan, and a girl that’s not afraid to wear sporty kicks with sexy feminine frocks. Rita is also one of the first celebs to be spotted wearing the newly launched Nike Air Force 180 Volt Pack.
Across the pond in LA, actress Kate Bosworth is one of Hollywood’s stylish leading ladies. She’s known for her distinctly West Coast take on boho chic. She likes to keep things casual, but with a high fashion sheen that’s uniquely LA. While she might slip into killer heels for her films roles and red carpet premieres, off duty, Kate’s one of the world’s leading sneaker trendsetters. She’s recently been stepping out in the sneaker of the moment – the Isabel Marant wedge trainer. Combining the street cred of hi-top sneakers with runway style of the concealed wedge heel, it’s a look that’s cooking up a storm on both sides of the Atlantic. And if you can’t quite stretch to the Marant price tag, you can still bag a slice of Kate’s favourite new trend with this red hot Nike version from JD Sports.
While Kate might’ve stopped short of rocking up to the red carpet in her favourite footwear, there’s one rebellious spirit in town that isn’t afraid to show off her sneaker love even at glitzy events. It’s no secret that Kristen’s not your average high maintenance glamour girl, and while she scrubs up a treat when she wants to, she’s far happier hanging out round town in her trademark All Stars and Vans. Caught secretly slipping out of her hated heels and into a pair of Chucks at the Australia premiere of Snow White, she eventually went one better and made it officially “a-ok” to team high end couture with street style when she showed up at the MTV Awards in a pair of iconic black Converse hi-tops.
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