Prada steps up their sneaker design

Prada steps up their sneaker design

Run, don't walk

Text: Anna McClelland

Image: Prada

Step aside, stilettos. We're coveting the pumped up kicks at Prada.

First Dior, now Prada: sneakers are having a moment. But these aren't your ordinary running shoes - smattered with sparkle, embellished with beads and covered in crystals, these OTT creations are for special occasions only.

While Raf Simons went to town with his ultra-luxe sneeaker (think: fluoro brights, from candy pink to canary yellow, topped off with the kind of intricate embroidery usually reserved for couture), Miuccia Prada's take is slightly more subdued - if bejewelled sneakers can be labelled as such.

A base of charcoal and cobalt blue dials down the dazzle, making them an infinitely more wearable take on the trend.

In need of a little gymwear inspiration? These might just do the trick.