The rancor between adidas founder Adolph Dassler and his Puma founder brother Rudi once split the German town of Herzogenaurach into competing camps, with its citizens determining who was friend or foe by the brand of shoes they wore. These days, the stranger staring at your feet probably is just noting your good taste in choosing adidas.
If laces leave you feeling all tied up, slip on these slip-ons to assert your independence. They give a whole new and more comfortable meaning to the term “strappy shoes.” The crossing elastic bands will hold them snugly in place without the necessity of knotting, and the unusual design will earn you scores of admiring second glances.
Black and white looks classy even when it’s comfortable, and these shoes—with their black uppers, white toe caps and white soles— should pair well with a white shirt and black jeans or leggings or vice versa. Or simply wear them with your favorite jeans for a non-dressy, low-stress-y weekend.
Keeping Your Superstars Shining
Because these shoes are constructed of synthetic materials and rubber, they should be easy to rub clean with a little soap and water. Don’t put them in your washing machine and don’t dry them at high temperatures, which may warp their shape from snug to ugh.