Are Sneakers Work Appropriate?

Are sneakers appropriate for work? We polled some of our own….

Sneakers were never an option when it came to work-appropriate footwear, but it seems like they’re more common in the workplace these days. With companies embracing a casual approach to office attire, more sneakers than ever before are walking through the office front door. One benefit to employees is losing the need for “commuter shoes” - just wear your shoes straight from home to office. With the right accessories and styling, wearing sneakers doesn’t have to mean dressing down. Embellishments and unique materials revamp sneaker styles making them a key staple of your work wardrobe. Just check out some of the Donald Pliner sneakers for him and for her.

Are sneakers appropriate for work? We asked some of Donald Pliner’s own employees what they think. Here’s what they had to say:

1. “Over the years, many companies have adopted casual dressing.  We need to understand the environment we work in.  Are sneakers work appropriate?  Sneakers are a fashion statement and they offer a greater freedom of expression. There is a time and place for everything though. It’s okay to rock the latest trend as long as it falls in line with your company’s dress code. Get informed and put your best foot forward!” – Jessie, Wholesale Customer Service

2. “I love to wear sneakers to work! They are a great alternative to any fashion flat. Styled with the right pants or skirts/dresses of varying lengths they really update any look.  With options from high-fashion to high-performance, sneakers can create the new ‘office-chic’ for both men and women.” – Heidi, Merchandising

3. “Sneakers can be appropriate for work if they are trendy and the look flows well with your outfit. Sneakers are relaxing and keep you more comfortable throughout the work day.” – Shireen, Web Customer Service.

Are sneakers right for your workplace? If they are, check out Donald Pliner’s latest styles and get in on the action. If not, we hope they will be soon.