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Dress Sneakers: A Complete Guide

Dress Sneakers: A Complete Guide

Dress Sneakers have become extremely popular in recent years. From politicians to celebrities, everyone seems to have a pair! Dress sneakers combine the perfect balance of comfort and class to elevate your style no matter the occasion. Keep reading to get a complete overview of how dress sneakers can complement your style and step up your shoe game:

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What are Dress Sneakers?

Dress sneakers are the next modern evolution of footwear. They combine the comfort of a sneaker with the style and elegance of a dress shoe. The key to a great dress sneaker is in the soles, as they provide your feet with the support and structure they need to stay balanced and comfortable throughout the day. Ponto’s dress sneakers utilize an all natural sugarcane foam in their soles to provide wearers with lasting comfort while maximizing sustainability. Using bio-based recycled materials, Ponto is changing the shoe game, making eco-friendly comfort a priority.

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Choosing the Right Dress Sneaker

Part of what makes dress sneakers so revolutionary is their versatility, as the pair can be worn on any occasion. However, it is important to look for a style of dress sneaker that isn’t too formal or too casual, but rather one that combines the best of both worlds. Here are some things you need to be looking out for when selecting a dress sneaker:

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Low Top - Dress sneakers should be cut below the ankle, rather than high top, which covers the ankle. High top shoes are fun, but you probably shouldn’t wear them to work!

Simple - Keep it simple! Dress sneakers should not contain complex patterns or designs, stick to monochrome and two-tone color schemes to maximize your dress sneaker’s versatility.

Fitted - Dress sneakers should be slim and fitted around your foot, maximizing comfort and style

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Benefits of Dress Sneakers

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Reduced Foot Pain - Wearing dress sneakers in place of traditional dress shoes provides your foot with added support and stability, which can lead to reduced foot pain and cramping when walking or wearing shoes for a long period of time.

Versatility - We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again: dress sneakers are the most versatile shoe out there. They are designed to match almost all outfits and are able to be worn everywhere from the bar to a wedding. The “Fast Fashion” trend that has become all too popular in the industry is simply wasteful, and dress sneakers are designed to allow you to own fewer pairs of shoes.

Reduced Carbon Footprint - If you play your cards right, you can help save the planet every step you take in a pair of dress sneakers. Ponto’s dress sneakers are made from recycled and bio-based materials, making them good for the environment and good for your carbon footprint.

Lasting Comfort - Uncomfortable shoes are the worst! Dress sneakers were invented as an answer to the cries of all those in need of a shoe that would be acceptable to wear to work, without suffocating feet like a boa constrictor. It’s 2021, why should your feet have to live like it’s the 1800s?

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Bonus Dress Sneaker Fashion Tip!

Style your dress sneakers with no-show socks (or no socks), some rolled up khakis, and a blazer for a trendy, yet casual look next time you head to work or out to the bar!