I was at the mall this weekend when I realized I can't keep wearing my 10-year-old sneakers. There are cracks that let moisture in, I've worn out the soles, and they're looking a bit faded. I don't wear sneakers often, but when I do, I like them to be simple, flat, and fitted. I've got very small feet and wear skinny jeans, so I don't want a clunky shoe making me look like a clown.
Since January is usually somewhat tighter, budget-wise, I didn't want to spend a lot on a brand-name shoe and breezed in Payless while Penny and my husband were at the mall's play area.
It didn't take long to find a cute pair of grey sneakers with white and purple laces. These City Sneaks canvas shoes from Payless have a padded insole, but are very light and flexible. I'm able to slip them on and off without untying, making them perfect for taking the dog out in the morning.
They're also super cute with both my jeans and skirts and will probably look super in a dressy-casual summer dress.
I scored these awesome shoes for just $17.99. There were three colors at the store, but if you check out the Payless website, you'll find a choice of 8 colors, so there's bound to be a pair you love. I'm tempted to get a second pair in another color to match a cute dress my sister got me from Francesca's.