5 Great New Kicks for Fall

By Ted Rollins , last updated November 22, 2011

While cool sneakers or kicks have been in fashion for men for decades, it's only much more recently that women have been getting into kicks and rocking sneakers with the rest of their high fashion outfits. In addition to well-known sneaker brands like Vans and Converse, many big name designers have been getting in on the act too. Read on to learn about a bunch of the best new women's kicks.

Vans Velvet Lo Pro Sneaker

These flashy kicks for women are available now at Urban Outfitters for a very reasonable $55. The sneakers come in blue, red or black and are in the low cut plimsoll style. You'll love their plush velvet body, enameled metal eyelets and their on tone cotton laces. The kicks also have the iconic Vans logo tag on the side and heel, as well as a black rubber sole. These will look great with skinny jeans for a top skater look.

Elie Tahari Sadie Sneaker

From the well respected mid-priced designer Elie Tahari come these flashy kicks, which are available from 6PM today for roughly 40% off or about $105. These have a shiny gold leather upper with a standard front lace-up and metal eyelets. The shoes have a round toe and a full leather lining and insole, in addition to a thick white rubber outsole. You'll have a fancy free look wearing these with a printed maxi skirt.

Gucci Black GG Imprime Barcelona Lace Up Sneakers

These are for women looking for a more rugged sneaker look. Available for about 25% off retail from Bluefly, these Gucci sneakers have a black body with red and green details. They have an imprime upper with leather trimming, a rounded toe and a cool web stripe trim along the opening. You'll find a standard five eyelet lace-ups and a soft Italian leather lined interior.

Prada Sport Brown Leopard Pony Hair Studded Sneakers

These are a high top for women looking to catch eyes with their kicks. These high end sneakers from Gucci have a leopard print pony hair body with a huge round rubber cap toe covered in spiked silver studs. You'll find a lace-up vamp with a big Prada logo on the tongue, as well as a full leather lining. These also have a thin black outsole and black laces as well.

Giuseppe Zanotti Embellished Leather High Top Sneakers

Net-A-Porter now carries these futuristic kicks from Giuseppe Zanotti, which sell for $750. The sneakers have a black leather body with a rubber sole that's about an inch tall. You'll find a suede logo stamp on the tongue and retro gold Velcro straps. The shoes have silver zip fastenings all over and an odd snake effect on the tongue and toe. These ones will really make you look like you just stepped out of a sci-fi movie. Net-A-Porter thinks you need to tailor your outfit after these shoes, but you'd probably do well wearing them with all black and a few bright gold necklaces or bracelets.

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