I Just Wore Multiple "French-Girl" Sneaker Outfits in Paris—These 4 Were My Best


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It’s quite rare that I take a trip without packing a pair of sneakers, no matter where I’m headed or what season it may be. That said, I never thought my primary shoes for my first trip to Paris would be sneakers—but I’m so glad that was the case. They were also the reason I was going to Paris in the first place.

At the end of June, I traveled the 4K miles from the East Coast to CDG for a whirlwind three days in Paris with the innovative sneaker brand Kizik. Kizik names all of its sneaker styles after an exciting city somewhere in the world that captures the essence of that particular shoe, and the Paris sneaker is the latest in the lineup.

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We spent our time in Paris exploring Saint-Germain (where our home base, the historic and stunning Hôtel Lutetia, was located), strolling around the city’s many parks, visiting those iconic French pharmacies, sampling pastries, and taking excursions to the Champagne region of France and Monet’s Garden in Giverny. My Kizik Paris sneakers went everywhere with me, and my feet thanked me after logging an average of 10K steps a day.

In keeping with French style, the Paris sneakers have a classic look, with grained leather accents, a platform sole, and the hands-free, slip-on construction that Kizik is famous for. They come in all-white and pretty rose-gold iterations, but I opted for the sleek black pair based on my wardrobe for the trip.

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My outfit goal for the trip (aside from fitting it all in a carry-on) was to not look like a tourist, and as a fashion editor, I’ve spent years investigating French girls wearing sneakers, so I knew what to do. I styled everything from my travel outfits to sightseeing outfits to night-out outfits with the Paris sneakers as I imagined a French girl would. Four of the looks were my favorites, and I did my best to capture them in all of their glory. Scroll on to see how I fared and to shop the newly available Kizik Paris sneakers for yourself.

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Outfit 1

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This was the hottest day of the weekend, and I knew I would be outside a lot, so I opted for a lightweight Dôen dress that felt very French to me and a baseball cap to match the tone of the sneakers.

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Outfit 2

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I wore this after getting off the plane, and I’m glad I planned ahead because I slept for approximately two hours on the plane and wasn’t thinking clearly enough to put an outfit together. I opted for the most comfortable Agolde jeans on the planet and another Dôen find—this cute tee. Sneakers were a no-brainer with this outfit for walking around Le Marais. (My apologies for posing with a baguette—someone made me.)