I Love My…. Bensimon Sneakers: A Little Bit of France at Home in Brooklyn

Bensimon sneakers

From France, with love.

It’s no secret that Bensimon sneakers are a popular accessory — but that doesn’t mean I don’t love the French tennis shoes anyway. I adored my purpley-taupe slip-ons last summer, but I walk a ton with the kids and they wore out quickly.

So when we were in France in July, I was happy to see that this year’s version has a much sturdier sole. (And they were less expensive than they are at home. Score!)

I picked up the dark-plum pair of canvas lace-ups above. Wearing them in the sunshine this morning, I felt a teeny bit better about being back home. (But just a teeny bit.)

They come in every color under the sun, including many neutrals, but the brights are really grabbing me. You can buy them online from Bensimon USA ($55) or snag a pair locally at Eric Shoes on Seventh Avenue in Park Slope.

Bensimon Collection

photo via Style Society

(photo via Style Society, which, by the way, has a fun post on color blocking the Parisian way.)

 

3 Responses to “I Love My…. Bensimon Sneakers: A Little Bit of France at Home in Brooklyn”


  1. 1 Rebecca August 7, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Oh la la…totally adorable.

  2. 2 Sasha August 8, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I love mine too, although do you notice on a hot day the soles get really, almost uncomfortably warm?

  3. 3 Melisa August 8, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    thanks, Rebecca! i’ll be checking to see if you have a pair of your own come September….
    haven’t noticed with this year’s pair, Sasha — maybe the new, sturdier sole helps with that?


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