If there's one thing New York City girls have mastered, it's dressing for their environment. Everything from unpredictable weather to crazy commutes to not-so-clean sidewalks has required Manhattan's most stylish dwellers to think out of the box when it comes to getting dressed (and looking great as a result). Specifically, as it pertains to footwear, sneakers have long been a go-to option. Not only are they the most comfortable way to get from point A to point B every day, but there also happens to be a slew of options on the market, which makes slipping into trainers in place of stilettos a no-brainer.
Recently, some of NYC's most inspiring women have been illustrating the effectiveness of the comfortable footwear. To encourage a little arch support and some summer shopping, we rounded up 10 sneakers we spotted on the streets and included each in case you need a new pair or two to put your best foot forward.
Nothing like a cool pair of platform sneakers to take your outfit to the next level.
Acne Studios Platform Sneakers ($430)
Style these pretty pink sneakers with a floral-print dress this season.
Adidas Nite Jogger Shoes ($130)
You really can't go wrong with classic Converse.
Converse All Star '70s High Top Sneakers ($85)
Introducing the most interesting way to do monochrome right now.
Hoka One One Clifton Sneakers ($105)
The perfect pair for giving any outfit a subtle touch of athleisure.
Iro Curverunner Sneakers ($650)
Style these pared-down kicks with your favorite denim and a tailored blazer.
Jordan AJ 1 Rebel OG Tie Back Sneakers ($145)
When in doubt, go the Air Force 1 route.
Nike Air Force 1 Jester Sneakers ($110)
Accessorize these sneakers with a pair of white socks and white denim for an unexpected combination.
Nike W P-6000 Sneakers ($100)
Multicolor sneakers are a safe bet for stylish looks.
Puma RS-X Reinvention Sneakers ($110)
Give your outfit cool-girl vibes with a pair of checkered Vans.
Vans Slip-On Cap Sneakers ($80)
Up next: the top 10 NYC fashion girls whose style you'll want to copy this summer.
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