Varsity Blues: Three Sneakers to Run the Town in

Three sneakers inspired by Rita Ora's love of Jordans to get from the gym and back. With this much style in an athletic shoe, why take them off at all?

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Our January Beauty Star, Rita Ora, suggested some Jordan sneaks in her Fave Five. [Nike Jordan Super Fly 2, $170, Sport Chek (Right).]

Sneakers have skipped their way out of the gym onto city sidewalks as the newest sartorial go-to. Forget chunky white soles alone, sneakers have transitioned into a super-vibrant and sleek selection that will carry you through the day without compromising comfort or style. Inspired by January Beauty Star Rita Ora‘s foot fetish for Jordans, we’ve picked 3 of our fave stylish sneakers to slip into right now. Need more inspiration? Check out our Spring Trend Report and pick your team with Varsity Blues.

Adidas Olympic

One of the most natural runs you can have with a shoe on, these sneaks will get you noticed in the True North. Featuring the mark of the Canadian Olympic Team, and it’s all-Canadian shade of red, adidias unleashes athletic potential with a heel stabilizer and Puremotion technology designed to match the natural motion of your foot. We can see these lasting well past Sochi 2014!

The Pull: adidas Adipure Crazy Quick Canadian Olympic Running Shoes, $129.99,


Nike Free Run



These sneakers can match every athletic-inspired ensemble in your wardrobe. We kid you not! Footwear stores offer so many combinations of this high-tech runner it’s hard to pick just one—although exclusivity sometimes helps. The kicker really is the Ultra-light Flywire technology giving you support where your feet need it most and super flexibility for wherever your strides take you.

The Pull: Nike Women’s Free 5.0+ White/Grey combo (exclusive to Canada), $129.99,

Converse Knit Sneak

Converse has been nailing the chic revamp of their legendary Chuck’s as of late. From collaborations with Missoni and Maison Martin Margiela, these kicks have really stepped up in style. This latest design sports a hand knit weave, leather detailing and gold accents making these childhood favorites new adult must-haves. Grab a pair while you still can!

The Pull: Converse Limited Edition Hand Knit Sneaker, $120,




We generally shy away from suggesting a bank-breaking purchase like these lust-worthy Lanvin kicks, but who doesn’t want to occasionally become Queen of the Track?

The Pull: Lanvin Holographic Leather Sneakers, $770,