Top 5: Sneakers

Everyone needs a great pair of sneakers in their fashion arsenal. To me, a sneaker is a casual shoe (with laces or velcro or some sort of fastener) that can be worn with anything from jeans to leggings to skirts. It can be leather, mesh or fabric, embellished or plain but it shouldn’t be something that can be considered a full-on running shoe (although there are definitely some that blur the line, like number #4 on our list).

Looking for a little sneaker inspiration this fall, here are our ‘Girl in Focus’ Tara Teng’s Top 5 choices, all available at Coquitlam Centre.



Add a little extra something to your sneakers and jeans uniform with these embroidered sneakers from Aldo. Afterall, embroidered shoes are everything right now!

Kinza Embroidered Sneakers Available at Aldo $75*

Ultra Soft

A lightweight, foot-fitting statement sneaker that is perfect for a busy girl on the go. Vancouver-based SKYE Footwear spent 2 years designing these shoes which are MADE for fall in Vancouver. The 4-way stretch material is designed to be comfortable, flexible, warm, water repellent and fast drying.

The Powll SKYE Footwear Sneakers Available at Below the Belt $146*


Ok so these pinky nude satin sneakers might not be super practical (rain=water spots) but I don't care! I love the rose gold accents and subtle platform plus the pinky nude colour is so on trend this fall!

Kendall + Kylie Rae Platform Sneakers Available at Town Shoes $178*

Classic Mesh

Yes, yes, these are TECHNICALLY running shoes but I think they are just way to pretty waste on the gym. Pair with your favourite pair of jeans and a "Girl Power" t-shirt or with track pants and an oversized sweater.

Nike Lunarepic Low Flyknits Available at Foot Locker $190*


Sparkly shoes aren't just for special occasions! Add a little glam to your street style with these glittery platform sneakers.

Alexea Sneakers Available at GUESS $95*

Did your favourite pair of sneakers not make our list? Tell us about them!

*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.