Inside Bobbi's Closet: My Guide to Sneakers

  • Written By:Bobbi Brown
  • Photography:Ben Ritter & Jon Paterson
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I realized I’m happier when I’m comfortable and, for me, that means wearing sneakers.

When I was asked to write about my favorite sneakers, I didn’t expect it to morph into a love letter to sneakers of all kinds. It made me realize that I have an obsession. After years of being photographed in the highest of heels, I took things down a notch — literally. (Thank goodness I’m okay with my diminutive size. I’m five-feet tall, 5’4” if I’m standing with my best posture.) I realized I’m happier when I’m comfortable and, for me, that means wearing sneakers.

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Last year, I donated my collection of Prada platforms and Alaïa booties to ThredUp as part of a campaign with Greats sneakers. The proceeds from the sale went to Girls, Inc and it helped me free up a lot of space in my closet. Now, I’m more dedicated than ever to my sneaker collection.

Here are a few of my can’t-live-without styles:

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Asics Gel Kayano

These are my go-to for bootcamp, walking, and all things fitness – amazing.

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Gucci Ace Sneakers

Just because they are this cute – and they have to have the signature stripe.

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Louis Vuitton Stellar High Tops

When I first saw these on the Saks shoe floor, I had to have them. I had such a major crush. I’m not really a high top girl, but when I wear them I get lots of compliments.

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Sandro Velcro Sneakers

This pair is just so easy. They remind me of the sneakers my kids wore when they were little.

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Valentino Open Sneaker

My go-to with dark jeans. I’m pretty sure the inspiration was duct tape on a white shoe...

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