Artists jazz up classic kicks


Sneakers have gone a long way from the gym to the disco, and to the runway. With the growing athleisure trend nowadays, it seems that the sneaker culture is indeed here to stay. After all, this popular street style encompasses both fashion and comfort.

Rubio’s leaf and floral designs

Walking the line between form and function, sneakers come in different styles, allowing wearers to have different forms of self-expression.

Ignacio parades colors and tropics in her designs

Kicks, a new line of SM Shoes and Bags, showcases comfy yet stylish sneakers. Its designs range from the crowd favorite white sneakers to even colorful slip-ons. There also pairs that come in pastel hues, bow-accents and various patterns.

To introduce itself to the market, Kicks invited young, talented visual artists to jazz up classic white sneakers.

Anina Rubio, Mansy Abesamis and Soleil Ignacio discussed how anyone can harness their creativity and express it through something they use on a daily basis: their pair of white sneakers.

Finally, they showed how white Kicks sneakers can be reinvented with colorful pens, glitter glue and even paper cutouts.

Abesamis’ sneakers showcase textures and patterns


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