wearing everlane sweater and tank, old current/elliott jeans, lucky necklaces (similar), rebecca minkoff bag, and vince slip-ons (also here)
a stylish pair of slip-on sneakers ideal for everyday and travel has been on my wishlist for most of last year. over the holidays i decided to treat myself to the perforated leather version by Vince, and they've been great so far. some thoughts if you're considering getting them...
the design: it's a luxe take on the classic Vans, but subtle tweaks in the details make the Vince version chic enough to style with casual and dressier pieces (i think these would look great with trousers or a silk dress). the elastic side tabs make slipping these on and off super easy.
the materials/quality: these are quite expensive as far as sneakers go, so i had high expectations for the leather and finish. so far i haven't been disappointed and am quite pleased with the substantive rubber sole (has a good weight to it without feeling overly clunky). i am also generally not a fan of perforated leather (the usual flimsy-looking 'polka dot' kind), but the perforation on these are reinforced small squares and look pretty durable. the leather uppers and lining are thick enough while still remaining supple. my favorite detail is the super cushiony leather insole that adds a real dimension of luxurious comfort to the overall shoe.
the fit: they definitely run a half size large, so i sized down to the US 6 and they fit just right with a little room in the toebox and no heel slippage. (i'm a regular width US 6.5 with narrow-ish heels.) no breaking in required, and comfy right out of the box.
the look: the vibe is elegant tomboy, which in my opinion is always a good idea. a little throwback to 90s grunge (probably what i'm subconsciously channeling in the outfit above). in spite of being thicker-soled sneakers, these give your feet a sleek, streamlined profile.
worth it? yes. if you're someone who insists on style and comfort in equal measures, these are a great buy and will probably become your everyday and travel go-to.
what do you think? do you have these, or a similar style?