For better or for worse, sneakers are here to stay. But with the ever-growing choices of sole mates available today, from both high-end luxe labels and familiar sports brands, you can rock a pair at any occasion. We did a little sleuthing around San Francisco, and came up with a sneak-list to get you through your week in style.
Perfect for… Monday blues
Rag & Bone Standard Issue Lace Up, ($225)
By now you should already have a classic all-white sneaker in your collection, but that doesn't mean you won't need this sleek lace-up. Minimalist in style but off-set by a perforated leather upper, this evergreen shoe makes it so much easier to stay on your toes at work.
// 2060 Fillmore St (Pac Heights), rag-bone.com
Perfect for… Hot desking
Adidas Originals x Wings + Horns campus shoe ($150).
Wings + Horn is a brand that's based in Canada but inspired by a Japanese approach to design details and fine craftsmanship. This sweet collaboration with adidas Originals features hand-stitched detailing and a tongue that sports a debossed crest inspired by the Japanese mon (a symbol of belonging in Japan). Impact-cushioning soles and soft leather uppers make it great for all-day standing.
// At Welcome Stranger, 633 Ashby Avenue (Berkeley) and 460 Gough Street (Hayes Valley), welcomestranger.com
Perfect for… City slickers
Vans Vault Taka Hayashi TH Mountain Edition Lace Lo LX Marshmallow ($125).
When plain white won't do, opt for something a little more grown-up with this pair of limited edition Vans. Designed in collaboration with Taka Hayashi, this suede and canvas beauty keeps it classy without busting the budget.
// At The Darkside Initiative, 1827 Powell St. (North Beach), darksidesf.com
Perfect for… An indie gallery opening
Visvim high-top sneakers ($800),
Fresh in store, these graphic-print Visvim sneakers make for a striking, art-inspired pair. Designed in Japan by visionary designer Hiroki Nakamura, they'll pair magically with a long tulle skirt and a plain white tee.
// At Cotton Sheep, 572 Hayes (Hayes Valley), cottonsheep.com
Perfect for… a midweek pep
Nike Air Jordan 1 High Decon in Easter pink ($80).
Real men wear pink. And this pastel high-top version—released as part of the Air Jordan 2017 Retro Summer 2017 collection—gets the thumbs up for its striking hue, understated stitched 'Swoosh' logo and ultra-comfy sole. Wear with jeans and a plain T-shirt to elevate the everyday ensemble.
// At Undefeated, 516 Hayes St. (Hayes Valley), undefeated.com
Perfect for… Statement making
Marc Jacobs Silver Empire sneakers ($250).
For those no-heels days, when you just need a little bit (or a whole lot) of bling to brighten your mood. Sparkle up, sunshine.
// At Bloomingdales. 845 Market St. (Union Square), bloomingdales.com
Perfect for… The Sunday market run
Allbirds Wool Runner in seasonal color Kotare Lemon ($95).
When the weekend rolls round and it's time to sink into the sneaker equivalent of the sofa suit, SF-based Allbirds has just the ticket. Their merino wool runners stretch to fit your every move, and are super soft, lightweight and breathable. This season's striking pale lemon hue will ensure your style game is no slouch either.
// At Allbirds, 27-99 Hotaling Pl (Jackson Square), allbirds.com