I’ve always been drawn to the colour pink in all its glorious shades.
So no one was more excited than I when blush pink came sweeping into fashion. You can be sure I am riding that trend for as long as it lasts — I’ve bought blush blouses, jumpers, pillows, dresses and beanies.
When I saw $39.95 sneakers in a pinkish, not-quite-blush hue in a Rubi Shoes shop window, I thought ‘why not?’
Little did I know they would become my go-to footwear, taking over as the shoe that goes with everything. (Well, almost everything – I wouldn’t wear them to a black tie dinner.)
A major reason is the colour, mostly referred to as nude (though I recognise it is not the colour of many people’s skin). It’s a neutral, like grey, black, white or brown, but somehow better — while each of these colours goes with most things, these shoes go with everything.
I’ve worn them with jeans, black, navy and patterned pants, skirts, dresses and shorts. It doesn’t matter if my bottoms are dark or light, cropped or full-length – these shoes work.
Their versatility is also due to the smooth, matte finish and chunky style. It makes these sneakers a step up from your canvas casuals, yet they don’t look like active footwear either.