Monday, March 10, 2014

Shoe Sleuth: 5 Cool Sneaker Suggestions for a Hot Mom

A woman named Elise recently sent a request via the Shoes N Booze Facebook page asking for help finding cool, colorful sneakers to wear causally. She prefers the look of a certain brand but has found the quality of the actual sneakers to be sub-par. Consequently, she's on the hunt for a pair that will not only hold up to her daily commute, but also to chasing her young son around. Slip-on sneakers might be the 'IT' style of spring '14, but she prefers a lace-up running sneaker with a retro vibe, and her max price is $125. Here's what we found:

Nike Air Pegasus 83 Sneaker
Nike Air Pegasus '83*
The Nike Air Pegasus '83 ($75 via is easy to pair with almost anything, thanks to its gray color, and pops of bright orange and fuchsia keep it fun and season-right. Plus, the darker coloration is great for a mom because it'a a little tougher for stains to show. 

New Balance 501 

This New Balance 501 Retro sneaker ($59.45 via keeps you in step with Pantone's color of 2014- Radiant Orchid. Granted, that's not the color listed for this shoe, but it looks close enough, no?

 Le Coq Sportif Eclat Sneaker
Le Coq Sportif Eclat
The light color of this Le Coq Sportif Eclat sneaker ($122.32 via means you'll have to keep a Tide stick or wipes on hand at all times (you do that anyway, don't you?). But c'mon... they're Le Coq Sportif! The ultimate in 80s cool and totally worth the trouble.

Saucony Shadow Original

Berry blue and bright pink are a vivid combination on this Saucony Shadow Original ($48.00 via With it's thicker sole, it may not be the most versatile sneaker, but it's a great bet for a day spent running errands. 

Gola Running Sneaker

This Gola running sneaker ($69.00 via makes the perfect wear-with-all because of its sleeker look. Turquoise, gray and white with a dash of pink keep the sneaker feminine without being over-the-top girly.

Elise, hopefully one of these suggestions is a step in the right direction.

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1 comment:

  1. Le Coq Sportif! My very favorite brand of sneaks. I will probably try to get my hot little hands on these, or maybe try the Golas. Thanks very much for the sleuthing! xoxoxox