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The Easiest Way to Look Like a Fashion Insider

Only the tough and well-manicured survive the endless carousel of events also known as Fashion Month, so it’s no surprise that sneakers came out as this season’s footwear of choice. Street-style regulars like Kate Foley and Veronika Heilbrunner ditched the heels, embracing fashion’s most comfortable trend in classic Vans or updated favorites like the Nike Flyknit Air Force 1s. Taking a few lessons from the peacocks, we’ve assembled 14 flashy kicks to buy right now.

Fancy florals for your feet. How could you say no?

Converse +PatBo Chuck Taylor Embroidered Sneakers, $145 at Net-a-Porter

The classic style gets a Mean Girls twist.

Vans Old Skool, $60 at Vans

Nothing is sure to lure a street-style photographer faster than sneakers that look like aluminum foil.

Off-White Silver Sneakers, $443 at Need Supply

Suede is an unusual material for sneakers, but it gives the popular Air Max an air of effortless cool. Just make sure to waterproof them.

Nike NikeLab Air Max I Royal Sneakers, $295 at Net-a-Porter

These sneakers are designed with optimal gym performance in mind, but they can double as the basis of a chic athleisure look.

Athletic Propulsion Labs TechLoom Phantom 3-D Sneakers, $165 at Net-a-Porter

The pom-poms have the potential to look slightly costume-y (as any good street-style bait should), but they’re a tad more subtle in black.

Sam Edelman ‘Leya’ Faux Fur & Suede Slip-On, $100 at Net-a-Porter

Everyone has owned a pair of Superstars at some point, but the chenille-covered stripes makes this model deserving of a second look.

Adidas Originals Chenille Superstar, $85 at Neiman Marcus

Rule No. 1 for peacocking: Always be sure to stand out. These bold color-blocked sneakers are up to the task.

New Balance for J.Crew 696 Sneakers, $85 at J.Crew

If looking like aluminum foil isn’t your thing, go for the (bronze-y) gold in these Reeboks.

Reebok Classic Leather Spirit Sneakers, $75 at Opening Ceremony

The sneaker beloved by skaters everywhere was easily the most photographed shoe of New York Fashion Week. Despite the hype, they’re still pretty affordable.

Vans OG SK8-hi LX Sneakers, $110 at Ssense

One of Nike’s most iconic styles gets a cool update with the brand’s exclusive textured flyknit technology.

Nike Flyknit Low Air Force I, $160 at Nike

The Outnet’s exclusive label just released a new line of cool shoes, and this sleek navy satin pair is first on our list.

Iris and Ink Portland Satin Sneakers, $130 at the Outnet

Contrast the athletic look of these with a casual slip dress and minimal silver jewelry.

Opening Ceremony ‘Almma’ Sneakers, $295 at Orchard Mile

Stylish and unusual in a way only a brand like Marni could pull off.

Marni Colorblock Velcro Sneakers, $660 at Matches Fashion

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The Easiest Way to Look Like a Fashion Insider