UP YOUR SNEAKER GAME

Ditch the AirForce 1s for Something With a Little More Flair


By Alexandria Sharpley

In Boston, and especially at BU, walking is the primary method of getting from point A to point B. You can easily find yourself walking miles per day. Most Bostonians have forsaken their uncomfortable shoes in light of this. So, sneakers are the name of the game. We know it’s tempting to wear your favorite pair everyday, but try taking your sneaker game to the next level since you’re getting so much use out of them. Below, we’ve rounded up our top picks at different price-points to add to your collection.


Under $100

Converse All Star Lift Platform Leather

A twist on the classic Converse high-tops, these sneakers feature a platform sole and leather, rather than canvas. The leather makes the shoes easy to clean, ensuring they’ll stay looking fresh out of the box.


Reebok Club C ‘85

The Reebok Club C is as classic as a sneaker can get. These will go with any outfit, and the dark rubber sole makes sure they won’t look too dirty when they get a lot of wear.


$100 - $150

Veja Recife Chromefree White Pierre Natural

Veja is known for its sustainable, fashionable sneakers. They come in a variety of styles and colors, but one of our favorites is this velcro pair.


Hoka Clifton 8

For a slightly sportier option, the Hoka Clifton 8’s are a great choice. Pair these sneakers with your favorite athleisure outfit or workout set.


$150 +

Nike Dunk Low

These versatile sneakers come in a variety of colors to match your personal taste. This neutral option is a great choice that will go with everything.


SAYE Modelo ‘89

These sneakers from SAYE are a classy option that is comparable to Adidas Stan Smiths. They come in neutral colors, as well as a more fun option with a pop of green.