Walk a Day (or Year!) in Jenna Lyons’ Shoes

Forget the Everly pumps or point-toe kitten heels — Jenna Lyons’ must-have shoe is a lot more street-friendly.

The creative director and president of J.Crew sat down with GQ to talk about a few of her favorite things, and to our (and our blistered toes’) delight, she picked a pair of sneakers — specifically, a pair of Nike Air Force 1s. 

“This past fashion week, I ended up wearing high tops quite a bit, thinking I could hide these in a giant Joseph Altuzarra coat,” the style maven enthuses, “but those pictures became very popular, which is sort of funny.”

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We’ve been fans of Lyons’ style from the get-go — the simple, clean-cut-yet-feminine silhouette, the unapologetic use of glitter, sequins, and metallics — and the preppy, All-American style had us at hello. Naturally, this certain pair of sneakers has ended up on our list of Fall must-haves, along with those trademark Moscot Mensch glasses and fleshy-toned NARS Lip Pencils.

these sneakers are on our list of Fall must-haves

What we love about the kicks is that they will easily pair with just about anything in our wardrobe, from our favorite pair of skinnies to leather leggings. They also won’t make too big a dent in your wallet, and the best part? You can create your very own

“I love these because I don’t have to untie them,” Lyons enthused, “that’s important in the last-minute dash.”

Time to get one in every color.