The days of restricting your sneakers to your track and field events are now passé. With printed kicks hitting every store window, it’s little surprise that sneakers are now part of our daily fashion vocabulary. Still, you couldn’t obviously wear running shoes to work or a brunch, right? That’s why we’ve made a list of the must-have kicks that can do double-time – in case you need to pack some rad into your outfit or perhaps even a run!

6 double duty sneakers to wear everyday puma 430x550

These wine sneakers from Puma
We’re big suckers for hi-tops and we’re big suckers for wine red (or just wine or just red), so clearly, these babies are on our must-have list already. Apart from the fact that we do not own a pair of wine shoes, we’re totally sold on the texture (you can even wear them in the monsoon!) and the monochrome.

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The Alexander McQueen + Puma collab shoe
A designer sneaker? Yeah, we’d like one of those, please.
We’re not giant fans of baby pink but this peach sneaker almost wanders over into the pastel territory. Plus, given our obsession with animal prints, we won’t mind a flock of birds hovering over our feet at all. We’d wear this on a casual day out with our shortest shorts, a basic white tee.

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The quintessential classic Vans slip-ons
If there was ever a competition about one’s measurable (and rewardable) love for prints and patterns, we would win it, hands down. To explain it in arithmetic terms specific to this shoe – Our love for Chevron + ease of wearing these slip-ons = At least three pairs of these stocked up in our closets.
We’d style this with a denim shirt dress and our fave sunnies.

Get these kicks at for 2,799

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Nike Air Max Running Shoes
Ok so maybe we actually need to go for a run every day to make the most of these babies, but heck, we know they’d look just as rad on a maxi dress as they would on our cycling shorts. They’re just as serious (for your 5km) as they are fun.

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The must-have Nike Dunk Sky Hi lilac trainers
We first laid our eyes on these beautiful pieces of sports art (if we can call them that) at Tanya Sharma’s GAGA show at Lakmé Fashion Week this August and ever since, our relationship with these can be best described in three words – ‘Gotta have them!’ The girly girl in us would style these lilac loves with skinny jeans in basic colours, a white tee and suspenders.

Get these kicks at for 5,000

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Go old-school with these golden Adidas Originals
For those of you who are just beginning to experiment with colours when it comes to your shoes, this ochre Adidas pair should make for a classy and economic buy. We’ve always love this mustard yellow shade and the typically old-school touch scores with us big time! Since winter hasn’t actually set in yet, we’d pair these with a maxi dress and our favourite ikat print backpack for a day out.

Get these kicks at for ₹ 5,999