Photos: Damon Baker for ELLE France featuring Ophelie Rupp via Visual Optimism
Here's a round up of my favorites from ELLE France spread. For years, fashion industry folks are not known for their love of comfortable footwear. The fashion world has been in love with the high heel — the higher the better, the more fashionable. Today, however, with the rise of sport chic trend, everyone in the fashion industry even bloggers are running around wearing sneakers. We are all coveting a more traditional and functional form of sporty lace-ups: the running or basketball shoes. These shoes aren't merely for athletic pursuits these days but they are decidedly for high street fashion, resulting in a trend-centric look that is unabashedly cool. Not to mention these kicks are incredibly comfortable – a nice break from stilettos or flats with far less support and more edge.