15 Sneakers to Die For
We love the crinkled look of the Civic Duty Exhileration ($54 at CivicDutyShoes.com)—it combines the old-school walking shoe with an innovative design. We're also inspired by what Civic Duty stands for. Every year, 100 percent of profits from one exclusive shoe will be donated to a social cause. It's how founder Steven Weinreb pays it forward after having lost his job in 2009.
Made with a lot of love, the Keara's Nike Dunk High Skinny Doernbecher ($82 at Nike.com) is a product of a partnership between Nike and Doernbecher Children's Hospital, a program that allows a group of special patients who have triumphed over serious illnesses to design authentic Nike shoes. Keara, the shoe's creator, was designed by a girl from Guam who survived leukemia.
Excellent in Eggplant
This Mirage 76 Nylon by Puma ($65 at Piperlime.com) comes equipped with a cushioned midsole, a classic rubber outsole, and a bold hue.
This FitFlop FF Supertone ($99.99 at Zappos.com) energizes with its shock-absorbing qualities. Its microfiber lining has also been treated with an anti-bacterial system to prevent nasty odors.
Serious and not-so-serious cyclists will enjoy wearing the Vittoria Raider Road Shoes ($139.99 at PerformanceBike.com), which is constructed with synthetic leather and mesh—breathable and lightweight. It's perfect for different levels of riding.
Neutral Yet Noticeable
Everywhere you walk with these Chloe Suede Python and Leather High-Top Sneakers ($575 at Net-A-Porter.com), you'll be noticed. They're actually made out of suede, python, and leather. And the best part is, the neutral hue can work with almost everything in your wardrobe.
The low-cut vintage design of these Reebok Princess Ultralite Leather Sneakers ($49.99 at Macys.com) is to die for! We can't get over it's bold and fabulous hue!
These Adidas Y-3 by Yohji Yamamoto Y-3 Mei ($250 at Zappos.com) are so fancy, they might as well be jewelry.
Choose from 25 different shades of these Native Shoes called the Jefferson ($45 at NativeShoes.com). They're breathable, lightweight, and comfortable—perfect for a marathon shopping trip!
These Vivienne Westwood Trainer Tennis Shoes ($260 at Zappos.com) are the couture choice for the uber fashionista. Its cap toe and vamp tartan print are unlike any shoe we've ever seen.
The Tecnica Diablo Max W ($130 at TecnicaUSA.com) is a high-performance shoe that was designed with its walker in mind. Ideal for hikes, its cushioning and stability makes it safe, fast, and all-terrain-friendly.
The crafted, retro design and color of the Born Kai ($99 at BornShoes.com) makes it an excellent choice for everyday. It'll match pretty much everything in your wardrobe.
Terrific for Toes
Okay, we'll be honest—we weren't always sold on toe-showcasing shoes like the Fila Skele-toes Voltage ($74.99 at FinishLine.com), but their performance promises are quite intriguing! It's lightweight, durable, and great for foot health.
The lace-up Serrano by Onitsuka Tiger ($65 at Piperlime.com) is the foolproof, fail-safe approach to the walking shoe. You can't go wrong.
The Dsquared2 K004 V P10 9090 ($395 at Zappos.com) is practically a work of art. The edgy style and decorative accents make it one of a kind.