While rotated often, my sneaker collection has continued to grow over the past few years and I’ve honed in on my favorite brands and styles. If you know my style, I rather wear flats than heels, I alter every dress so it doesn’t require any sort of lift on my part. And if I can wear sneakers than I’m going to do it.
I am always on the hunt for a new pair, and if you’re local to Charleston I have my go-to spots for sneakers. Try collection is made up of Vans, Isabel Marant, Golden Goose, Nike, Adidas, and Maison Sarah Lavoine. Most of my Isabel Marant and Golden Goose have been purchased at Hampden Clothing in downtown Charleston. These are two brands that are not true to size, so I like to try them on. Isabel Marant tends to run small, and for me, Golden Goose is all over the place. My running GG’s are a different size than the high tops and the silver sneakers. I’ve also gotten rid of a pair thinking they would be the same as the silver Ballstars but they were so stiff I couldn’t wear them. Every pair of Golden Goose feels different and I’ll never commit to a pair again unless I try them on first or they can be returned.
My Nike collection is mostly made up of the SB style, made for skateboarding. All of these came from Parrot Surf & Skate. They usually have a new color each time I come in and I can’t resist them for the price. They’re super comfortable and always my travel sneaker.
I rotate my athletic shoes the most, and I prefer a knitted top. The ones currently in rotation are a pair of Adidas x Missoni, and a pair of Nike knits. I have a few more pair not pictured, but they’re all the same material. I usually look on Shopbop first for these, I like to see the designer collaboration editions and they seem to always have them.
I fell in love with Maison Sarah Lavoine sneakers when I was buying Sarah’s furniture in Paris and saw her clothing line. I buy a pair for myself and the girls every time I am there, and we will be offering her sneakers in Paula Rallis Home come fall.
As far as my wish list, I have included that below for pairs that are on the way and those I have my eye on!