I still remember the pink and purple Velcro sneakers I wore on my first day of kindergarten. It’s funny to think there was a time when Velcro was my only option—years before I started begging my parents to teach me to tie bunny eared bows and a whole new world of shoes opened up.
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Interestingly, Velcro is making a comeback and popping up on sneakers at every price point, but the key is figuring out how to wear it and still look like a grown up. It’s tempting to wear multi-strapped sneakers with athleisure-inspired outfits (it’s a match made in heaven, right?). But to keep the kiddie look at bay, consider pairing Velcro shoes with a loose, wide-leg pant, a knit dress or a cropped flare jean. No matter what you choose, Velcro is guaranteed to make you look good at work or at play.
Shop 11 of our favourite pairs of Velcro sneakers below: