Sneaker pimps!

Luxe sportswear has been around for a good few seasons now, but with the Olympics round the corner, we have seen a number of fashionistas and designer backing the trend more and more.  Even Karl Lagerfeld has paid homage to this trend recently with  his collections for Chanel and collaboration with Hogan.

The growing trend in ‘pimped out’ and ‘blingtastic’ trainers had us talking recently.  One of our style crushes du jour, the lovely Victoria Koblenko, recently lit up a room with her fab Giuseppe Zanotti sneakers above.  Literally had all gals and guys swooning, but then, Victoria is famous for her extravagant wardrobe and her impressive shoe collection; we recently dedicated a post to her style here.

A number of style bloggers have also been ‘pimping up’ their sneakers and designers are increasingly adding these to their lines.  We absolutely love Karen Blanchard’s (of wheredidugetthat) diy customised converse and Chiara Ferragni’s (of The Blonde Salad) Isabela Marant sneakers.  Relaxed effortless chic!  Victoria, Karen and Chiara, we salute you! Definitely worth checking out the blogs of these super stylish ladies – details below!

Here are a few of our favourite sports luxe sneakers.  What do you think?

We love these ‘high-brow and über modern’ Giuseppe Zanotti leather high-top sneakers embellished with gold straps we found on retrovintageshoes.com (images courtsey of net-a-porter.com).  Alas sold out but we found a couple below from his current collection which are equally gorgeous.

Left: Dove gray nappa and suede high-top sneakers with two zippers at sides and light gold-tone plate on front  Right: Silver mirror-effect calfskin high top sneaker both by Giuseppe Zanotti.

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Ciara in Wedge Giuseppe Zanotti sneakers, find them here

Christian Louboutin proved he’s not all about red, sky-high heels with these patent leather sneakers smattered with silver studs (courtesy of retrovintageshoes.com). These shold out a while ago but we found a few below which are just as fun.

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Orange studded sneakers by Gienchi (image courtesy of wheredidugetthat.com)

We love Karen Blanchard of wheredidugetthat.com in her diy customised converse; (image courtesy of wheredidugetthat.com)

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Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad in Isabela Marant sneakers (above) and her impressive collection of sneakers below  (images courtesy of theblondesalad.com)

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Victoria’s website: http://www.victoriakoblenko.nl/

Karen’s blog: http://www.wheredidugetthat.com/

Chiara’s bolg: http://www.theblondesalad.com/

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Sneaker pimps!

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