UPDATE: Need some extra motivation to get off the couch today? These kicks will have you sprinting to the gym in no time. This story was originally published on October 22.
Prepare to have your world rocked, people— because what we're about to advocate is pretty earth-shattering. You can wear sneakers outside the gym, embarrassment-free. We've long advocated against wearing grubby trainers unless you're actually sweating it out — after all, with so many other cool, casual footwear options out there (like Chucks, for starters), it's safe to say that you can easily be comfy without sacrificing all your style cred.
But still, life requires practicality — sometimes you have to change into workout gear at the office or run an errand right after yoga class, so you need a stylish athletic shoe that looks chic even after you've returned to your resting heart rate. Well, we've got a batch of perfect sneakers that are fashionable and functional, whether you're en route to Pilates or making your way home from a killer Zumba sesh (or just going on a nice long walk). Click through to meet the new sports stars.