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9 Chic Sneakers That Won’t Cramp Your Style -- or Your Feet (PHOTOS)

chuck taylor converse shoesSneakers catch a ton of flack come summertime, with all the flats, sandals, wedges, and flip-flops marching around. The problem is traditional sneaks just ain't cute!

Let's be real here, ladies, what's more important when it comes to your feet -- fun and flirty flats or an uncomfortable, bulky pair o' shoes? Yup ... that's what I thought.

But it seems the Sneaker Gods have heard our collective prayers, and much like the world embraced the arrival of jorts (uh, did it?), the universe will proudly welcome fashionable footwear, perfect for chasing tots around at an amusement park all day. I know, I know, it's a bit of a shock on all fronts, but it's true. Big timers in the shoe industry are fighting back when it comes to hideous high-tops & are instead whippin' up sneaks with some serious style. Holla!

That said, I think I'm ready to give lace-up sneakers another try and after checking out nine of the most comfortable, cute and affordable shoes, you'll want to try 'em on too.

What do you wear on your feet when you're running around all day?

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A little bit of floral, which is a timeless chic fashion touch, has these shoes high on every woman's shopping list.

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Chuck Taylors, y'all! These are a shoe staple for anyone who wants to look fashionable and still manage to have some fun running all over Disneyland this summer.


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Can we just agree that Skechers have come a long way? The bands keep the fit right, so you don't have to bend down all afternoon to tie up loose laces.

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4New Balance

These sneaks might be best if you're going to be chasing after a few rowdy feet all summer long -- they provide cushion and comfort for your toes.

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These Khombus are awesome if you're taking a family trip and plan to do a lot of sightseeing. They provide arch and heel support.

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These are perfect three-season sneakers and are a fine fit for a family that likes to run, jump, and hike. Just make sure you bring a fresh pair of socks!


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7Aerosoles Air Cushion

For an extra oomph of style, these sneaks sport a little bit of a wedge to take busy moms to a whole new level of sneaker style.

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8Aerosoles Alter Ego

Geez, these are cute! Amirite or amirite? Factor in the fact that there are no laces to worry about and you've got yourself a must-have pair of shoes.


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