What Your Sneakers Say About You

Whether you're running a marathon or running errands, it's sneakers.

Credit: Clinton Hussey


What your kicks say about you.

When ad man Henry Nelson McKinney coined the term “sneaker” for Keds’s rubber-soled  – and therefore noiseless – shoe in 1917, he could hardly have foreseen the humble canvas-top shoe’s eventual, all-pervasive market dominance. Whether you’re running a marathon or just running errands, sneakers are perhaps the most versatile article of clothing ever devised – be they “trainers,” “gym shoes,”  “runners” or just “kicks.”

1. Men’s Pony Neff Signature. $109.99, pony.com
2. Men’s New Balance MTG 580 SP. $160, newbalance.com
3. Women’s New Balance WR769CBC. $140, proceeds to benefit the Canadian Breast Cancer Society, newbalance.com 4. Women’s Geox Respira NET System Cross-trainers. $140, geox.com 5. Women’s Nike LunarGlide+. $149, nike.com
6. Men’s Louis Vuitton Vitamin in suede. $625, louisvuitton.com 7. Women’s Pony Feed the Cat. $69.99, pony.com
8. Unisex Converse Jack Purcell Race Around Oxford. $120, converse.com 9. Men’s Converse John Varvatos Sockless Wing Tip. $190, converse.com 10. Men’s Nike LunarGlide+. $149, nike.com 11. Women’s Louis Vuitton Impulsion.
$550, louisvuitton.com