Fancy Kicks: 24 Spectacular Sneakers to Wear Now


Sneakers were all over the streets during New York, London, and Milan Fashion Weeks. And on Sunday, when Ellen DeGeneres takes the stage at the Oscars, she'll likely be wearing a suit with really fancy sneakers. With this as inspiration, we cast a wide net to find the most standout sneakers for spring — the kind that are just a little more spectacular than your everyday pair.

Whether they're quilted satin, embossed leather, or in unusual, graphic prints, a pair of sneakers that speaks to you is the best way to feel good about getting dressed. Click through the slideshow ahead to see all of our favorites. 

*This article appeared in the March 10, 2014 issue of New York Magazine.