A little bit of a history on the sneaker for you..."Sneakers go back a long way. In the late 18th century, people wore rubber soled shoes called plimsolls, but they were pretty crude—for one thing, there was no right foot or left foot. Around 1892, the U.S. Rubber Company came up with more comfortable rubber sneakers with canvas tops, called Keds. By 1917, these sneakers began to be mass produced. (They got the nickname sneakers because they were so quiet, a person wearing them could sneak up on someone.)"
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Here at S.O.S, we love sneakers & what we love even more is that they're sneaking their way into the fashion world. Comfort + fashion is an A+ in our books!
A slip-on sneaker is great for a gal on the go! There is of course your classic slip-ons, like a Vans shoe (available across the street at Flavour) but we're loving the more fashion forward slip-on like these crocodile printed ones from Sam Edelman...
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...or these leopard print ones from Steve Madden
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Converse are a tried & true classic and absolutely a staple for year-round wear. We especially like wearing our Converse in the Spring & Summer with a maxi dress or a pair of shorts for a bit of an unexpected look. Of course they look great with jeans too.
Also available in low top & other colours.
Nike is another company that has been around for years, traditionally for running or working out, we're now seeing women wearing them for a night out on the town with a dress! Nike Free's are the ultimate comfortable shoe so we're loooving this trend!
We also have some fun bright ones available in store as well!
Keds, as stated above, are basically the original sneaker. I'd say with over 100 years under their belt, they know what they're doing. We love a classic pair of Keds as they are fresh & versatile!
We love sneakers, what about you?