Rita Ora wears sneakers on Aug. 28, Aug. 29, June 15 and July 7.
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Every morning when we get ready for work, we always ask ourselves the same question, "What shoes should I wear with this outfit?" For Rita Ora, the answer is easy: sneakers! The Kosovo-born singer can't get enough of her trainers and neither can we. She'll sport lace-up sneaks with literally every ensemble in her wardrobe, and she's totally teaching us a thing or two about how to exude utter chicness while still being comfortable. Yesterday while promoting her ORA album release, she wore a fiery two-piece Meat Clothing latex flame number. She finished the look with black and red patent leather Air Jordans that are a DEAD. ON. match with her ensemble. Nicely done!
Ke$ha in West Hollywood on Aug. 28.
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Ke$ha, girl, is that you? It feels like we haven't spotted the pop singer out and about in ages, and we barely even recognized her in West Hollywood yesterday! She debuted a freshly-dyed platinum blonde 'do and shorter waves paired with bright red lipstick and aviator sunglasses. We're used to seeing her sun-kissed streaks mixed in with shades of brown and gold, but she went all-out Marilyn Monroe with her new white-blonde color. Also, it looks like her Skrillex-inspired haircut is beginning to grow out into a girlier, tousled 'do. We ain't mad at that!
Miley Cyrus wears her Dr. Martens on Aug. 25, Aug. 15, and Aug. 23.
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It's official—Miley Cyrus has gone grunge! Ever since the pop singer transformed her long locks into a bleach-blonde pixie cut, she has been totally revamping her entire wardrobe. Lately she's ditched her boho-chic ways for an edgier '90s look, and we LIKE it. Over the past couple weeks, we've spotted Miley sporting her head-to-toe grunge-inspired duds, and we couldn't help but notice that she kept re-wearing the SAME pair of shoes—lace-up Dr. Martens boots! She opted for the 10-eyelet patent leather pair with an extra chunky sole from the DM x Agyness Deyn collection ($160). (Come to think of it, she is TOTALLY channeling Aggy these days! We see what you did there, Miley.) The cool part about these kicks is that they are an updated version of the '90s staple and can be paired with literally anything. Over the weekend, Miley went casual-cool in a heather gray Brian Lichtenberg tee, dark skinny jeans, and, of course, her signature Docs. For accessories, she sported oversized gold hoop earrings, layered gold necklaces, stacked bracelets, and minimal makeup. We like how she left her boots untied to add a touch of edginess to her ensemble.
Kristin Cavallari will design a capsule collection for Chinese Laundry.
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Our girl Kristin Cavallari has been the Web Ambassador for Chinese Laundry for almost a year now, but NOW, the ex-Hillsie is dipping her toes into the design side of the brand. According to the press release, KCav will be designing a capsule collection of "pumps, platforms, booties and flats" for the trendy footwear brand.
The craziness surrounding the Nike Air Yeezy 2s is still VERY fresh in our minds (see: robbing, ridiculously overpriced eBay sales), and with Miami Heat star LeBron James' 10th sneaker release just on the horizon, Nike is planning on playing it safe this time around. The sportswear company just issued stricter rules for retailers, one of which nixes the iconic midnight release time, according to ABC News. The fights that broke out for previous sought-after sneaker debuts (like those Foamposite Galaxies!) usually happened around the wee morning hours, so retailers' doors will now open at 8 a.m.. Nike spokesman Brian Strong told ABC News, “Consumer safety and security is of paramount importance. We always encourage anyone wishing to purchase our product to do so in a respectful and safe manner, and constantly evaluate our distribution policies with a view to ensuring a positive consumer experience.” So why are people going crazy for these new LeBron X sneaks? Let's take a closer look!
Would you wear Festival Feet?
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I guess that question is a little clunky. I'm not actually asking if you'll wear FEET, since, you know, you probably already have those growing from your legs. I'm talking about these things called Festival Feet that I found whilst perusing Spinning Hat (as I do), an online stuff retailer specializing in products of the not-so-serious variety. "Okay," you might say, "what did you expect from a site touting products with 'playful design?'" I honestly have no idea, but I can't say I expected these tromp l'oeil Chuck Taylors.
These are 12-inch tall platform shoes by Buffalo.
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We have EYES. We've seen platforms before. From Nicki Minaj to Taylor Momsen to Kerli we've been witness to our fair share of high-rise kicks, but these Buffalo Classics certainly take the cake. With a 12-inch heel and 11-inch platform, these black flatform sneakers will make their wearer a full FOOT taller for the equally tall price of $599.95. While they're still shy of the Guinness World Record-breaking 16-inch stiletto heels that hold the title of World's Tallest, I think we can all agree that these are still some MONSTER shoes.
Theophilus London launches LVRS x Del Toro slipper collaboration.
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The day has come, my friends. MTV Style finally met THE Theophilus London. I know, I know. So awesome, right? This is how it went down: We stopped by The Black Tag in Soho for Theophilus' LVRS x Del Toro slipper release party (yes, that's what it was called) to check out the shoes he designed and, of course, to talk ALL-things fashion. We even brought a camera crew to document this momentous event, and let us just say this—Theophilus is one hilarious (and high fashion) dude! After we chatted it up, the doors opened and fans swarmed in to shop his limited-edition slipper collection and LVRS clothing line. The drinks started flowing, the DJ turned up the jams, things got RULL sweaty, and we had a grand ol' time. Watch Theophilus dish on all the deets about his LVRS x Del Toro collab below!
The Converse Chuck Taylor Country collection.
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The day has finally come! The 2012 Olympics officially start today (*SQUEE*), which means it's time to show off our team pride in the coolest way we know how—with some flag-inspired Converse Chuck Taylors. By now you should already have your Olympic nail art game and outfit on lock, but if you're looking for some killer kicks to complete the ensemble, we think these bad boys are just the ticket. Converse created seven hi-top sneakers for their limited-edition Country collection, which are covered in colorful digital prints that we LOVE. Check out the Brazil, China, United States and Jamaica-inspired designs above that feature everything from cool geometric triangles to cut-out florals to sleek rainbow ombre. FUNNNN.
It's not news that sneakers are having the heyday of a lifetime as part of the rampant pop culture '90s revival. Which, BTW, is great for those of us with two left feet who fall over ourselves like a newborn fawn at first sight of a pair of stilettos. Sneakers are comfortable, cool, and 100% on-trend. Also, they're totally back-to-school ready, so we've rounded up all the best kicks for your return to class after a deserved summer break.
Printed sneakers for your back-to-school debut.
Sneakers have been colorblocking gold for a few seasons now, but you can ALSO use them for all your mixed print outfit assembling needs! Go ladylike chic with these no-lace printed kicks from Keds ($44.99) or these Liberty-printed Nike ($80.00) Lady Cortez sneakers. Infuse some fashion into your workout with these pastel polka-dotted Nike ($132.56) Free Trainers or show of your wild side with a pair of leopard-print SuperGa ($72.91) plimsolls.