Friday Find: Pumped-Up Kicks

Converse All Star Light Leather Multi Strap Sneakers from The Bay

Hi-Top Basketball Sneakers from H&M

Hi-Top Wedge Sneakers from ALDO

A model off duty in her Isabel Marant sneakers - photo courtesy Elle 

Leave it to French design star Isabel Marant to start up one of the season's most surprising trends:  the old-school hi-top sneaker.  Seen on fashionable feet everywhere right now, from supermodels like Heidi Klum and Miranda Kerr, to Alicia Keys and Kate Bosworth, the hi-top makes the perfect transitional shoe.  We're often left looking for comfy flats for the mucky months between winter and spring;  ballet flats are cute but just don't cut it, while winter boots often feel far too clunky.  The hi-top sneaker turns out to be a fun flat alternative, helping you instantly update your skinny jeans and leggings.  Plus, they make you look like a baller, which is always cool :)  Will you dare to wear the hi-top this spring?

Get the Converse All-Star Light Leather Multi Strap Sneakers (on sale for $47.99) at The Bay, the Hi-Top Basketball Sneakers ($29.95) at H&M and the Hi-Top Wedge Sneakers ($45.49) at ALDO.  Insane!