Trend Alert – Pumped Up Kicks


The most comfortable shoe trend showcasing a free spirit and youthful attitude, sporting athletic shoes has caused waves on the fashion scene of 2014.

Proving that sneakers are for more than the gym, well-known celebrities like Cara Delevingne, Kim Kardashian and even fashion’s favourite pop star Rihanna have been spotted dressing down uber chic outfits making them stand out from the crowd.


While this trend has been a part of urban fashion for many years, it was only in 2014 when worldwide designers such as Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Dior, Moschino, Givenchy and Miu Miu to name a few, decided get on board.

Chanel (above) ditched heels and paired sneakers with feathers for a dramatic contrast while Dior (below) chose a pretty pair of beaded slip-ons in order to be daring and different.

Kick your sneakers up a notch with Marc Jacobs’s effortlessly cool fringe detail also available in white. Coming in at a whopping $545.00 realistically, let’s take this style inspiration to the haven that is the high street.




In response to the trend takeover, high street and online shoe stores like Office, Lifestyle Sport and Sneakersnstuff now stock a huge range of kicks at a fraction of the price. Well-known sportswear brands like Nike, Adidias, New Balance and Converse got on board releasing brighter colours and funkier designs than what we were used to wearing to the gym.

Now this trend has taken over offering good news for your feet, comfort, practicality, style and a little something different. You have the freedom to go as wild as you like with the Adidas Original Jeremy Scott Panda bear shoes or a classic athletic pair of New Balance arch support sneakers.




Get the look>>>>

Slip them on with a pair of leather leggings, plain top and rain coat for a super casual look that’s on trend just like queen Bey. Beanie and baby are optional.

Go Sneaker-Chic with an oversized coat, a snug scarf and some maroon New Balance sneakers to take a break from the classic boot this A/W. If you go for block print sneaks add some funky sunnies, even if you’re in Ireland and there is no need for protection against tropical sunshine, those Christmas lights can be bright, right?



Take a leaf out of Rita Ora’s book as she is the Queen of rocking dresses and sneakers. You can vary this depending on the dress. A light, cute day dress and sneakers can leave just as much of an impression as a fitted body-con. The possibilities are endless!

Are you daring enough to stand out from the crowd in some pumped up kicks?


(Images courtesy Adidas, Tumblr, Pinteres)


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