A recent Help Desk column at T Magazine answers a reader’s plea for sneakers that can pass off as fashionable in a conservative professional environment.
The finalists: tennis shoes, of course! (What else would we write about?) adidas‘ Tournament edition (see our write-up here), the designs of Superga, and a line called Common Projects were all mentioned. There are others, too, so take your pick. When you do, just make sure to keep a few rules in mind: no shoes that can actually survive a hitting session, stick with dark and solid colors, no logos, leather instead of canvas, and please — stick with dressing up a casual style instead of dressing down a lace-up. Trust me on that last one.