If you wouldn't be caught dead in sneakers outside of the gym, it's time to reconsider taking those kicks to the streets. The shoes best reserved for treadmills have gotten a serious designer upgrade with glitter, leather and metallic touches that you'll want to sport all over town.
High-tops The classic Chuck Taylor is getting a run for its money with high-tops in futuristic designs. Take your pick of these Space Odyssey-inspired denim sneakers ($600) from Raf Simons or these more conservative, straightforward white ones from ASOS ($54). Our pick is this Giuseppe Zanotti pair ($850), which strikes a stunning balance between girlie and grunge with blushed leather and metallic studs.
Lace-ups Ladylike flourishes are transforming otherwise basic lace-ups into superfancy footwear. Grosgrain ribbons give Lanvin's metallic moccasin ($695) the look of a modern ballet shoe, while Miu Miu's champagne-hued sneakers ($495) sparkle at the toes. Prada's white oxfords ($690) aren't exactly practical, but the beautiful brogue details make them nice enough for nighttime events--and a much comfier alternative to heels.