Stylish Sneakers

It’s officially time to start making good on that New Year’s resolution to get up and moving! Of course, you need to look good while burning those unwanted calories, so your first exercise routine can consist of walking around Mall of America® to find some stylish footwear that you can wear for working out or just going out.

High Tops
Steve Madden
142 West Market
High top sneakers are becoming so popular, even Dolce and Gabbana and Louis Vuitton created a pair for their collections. This retro flashback has been re-incarnated this season with unexpected patterns and colors.


107 North Garden
If your idea of exercise involves “the great outdoors” instead of a weight machine, these all-terrain shoes from Oakley are right up your alley. With mesh details and a pop of color, this pair could easily transition from the trails to everyday wear.

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Neutral colors are still right on trend, and this suede pair from Geox would be the perfect pick to wear with denim. Don’t forget – Geox shoes are not only stylish, but also feature patented breathable technology!


142 South Avenue
Want to stand out from the treadmill crowd? Head to the new NikeStore where you can personalize your shoes at the NikeiD Studio. Pick your style, colors and laces – and also add your own special branding to create some kicks that no one else will have.

Color Metallics
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Metallics remain a strong trend in apparel, and are now being spotted on the shoe scene. Get noticed in this bright pair from Puma that feature a funky oversized logo and unique “side tie” laces.

Onward Style is Lavender’s exclusive column written by Sara Rogers, MOA® Trend Specialist. She has worked in the fashion industry for more than 20 years as a model, fashion specialist, wardrobe therapist, and television host. As the Trend Specialist and Personal Shopper for Mall of America®, her “office” spans 4.2 million square feet and more than 520 stores, providing her with extensive resources to research what’s hot in retail trends.

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