Over the past couple of years, there has been an explosion of designers creating high-end sneakers that are now dominating the floor space of upscale department stores such as Neiman Marcus, Saks and Nordstrom’s. No longer the strictly the domain of sporting good stores, these shoes are everywhere. The relatively new Buscemi (jonbuscemi.com) has seen a meteoric rise in a little over a year with the demand for his padlock high-tops ranging around $900. These shoes are becoming the it-shoe for men something akin to the Hèrmes Birkin it-bag for women. In Harlem, teenage entrepreneur, Chase Reed, has established Sneakerpawnusa.com, the world’s first sneaker pawnshop featuring current selections with prices as high as $1,400. Even Air Jordan has entered the market with its recent introduction of the Jordan Shine.

The forecast for this type of designer footwear remains high. According to Women’s Wear Daily, sneakers will continue to dominate the high-end trends through spring of 2015. So it’s no surprise that Tom Ford has entered the market with his exquisite selection of kicks. The shoes done in luxurious jewel tones with both suede and leather finishes are a great must have for this season. Top on the list are the midnight blue and red additions from the collection that definitely elevate the high top from its lowly gym shoe status.  Since they look fantastic worn casually or dressy, they are a perfect way to amp up this your fall fashion quotient. 

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