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Friday, June 21, 2013

A Little Thing about the Sneaker Wedges Trend

I always have opinions about new trends. Sometimes, I wonder if people are totally blind when they choose to follow a trend. I think to myself that the marketers of such trends know how to do a great job because it baffles me when I see how people fall for these trends and make them popular. The other day I saw the half jeans half sweat pants that Miley Cyrus had on. I thought to myself how ugly it looked but how fast it could easily become a fashion style because Miley wore it. Yes, I tend to have strong opinions but it's funny how my opinion changes for the better or worse when I try on the trend or I pay attention to people around me who try it on. I first saw the sneaker wedges in an ad on the glass window of a shoe store and immediately had some kind of negative feelings towards the trend. The ad for the shoes wasn't on a model and it stood on its own like a pair of clogs that said "I'm trying to be relevant." I couldn't understand why shoe designers would make a mix of those shoes. It looked ugly, I thought. Then as time went on, I saw new spins of the same trend. It wasn't basically the sneaker style any more. They now come in different textiles and colors with studs and other designs added. My feelings towards this trend began to shift for the better when I saw it on people. Granted some butchered the uniqueness of the trend when they wear with with maxi skirts. If those skirts were sheer, then maybe it could have worked. Anyway, the real transformation of my feelings towards this pair of shoes happened when I tried it on. I didn't want to return it to the shelve where I had picked it. You know how that story goes because it's now on my shelve.

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)


  1. Where can I pick me for my boo in Naija.....? How much does a pair cost? Need her to be starting something trendy ASAP

    1. I did check but I don't think it's gotten to Niaja stores yet:(

  2. That's a very good question. I just looked at Jumia.com but they do not carry it yet. I'll do that research and get back to you.

  3. Emem...I felt the same way about those shoes. Am yet to get a pair though...but I won't say no if someone offers to buy them for me.

    Looking forward to seeing you in them... ~~


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