Airwalk is a brand of skate shoe. What kind of skate shoe? Well, it's not ice skating. Skateboarding is more like it. Because of the importance of a thick sole, grip and wide width, skate shoes have a specifically casual vibe. Not to mention, most skaters are guys, so there's only a few options Airwalks makes for the brave girls willing to play with the boys. If you're one of them, you don't have to relegate these kicks to the skate park. Incorporate them into your everyday style too.
The most obvious choice when wearing your skate shoes is to borrow from the boys; it's cheeky and sexy. So, put on those baggy, boyfriend-style jeans. Make sure they're a little roughed up. Then slip on your favorite faded band T. Put on your Airwalks. Wear a faded, men's leather belt so that your pants stay on your hips instead of hitting the pavement. Finish off your ultra-cool boy style with a fitted leather jacket on a cool day.
Whether you call it scene style or emo getup, Airwalks fit perfectly into the teen underground fashion movement. Think of it as a mix of dark Gothic style with neon accents for good measure. Wear your sneaks, preferably a dark color or patent-leather finish with a pair of skinny jeans. Tank tops, Hello Kitty accessories, manic-panic hair dye and a sort of pained-sad facial expression will finish the look off nicely. Don't forget the thick, black eyeliner.
If you're a beach-loving girl, trade your standard flip flops for a pair of lace-less Airwalk slip-ons. They're a lot more comfortable for a stroll on the boardwalk and you won't have to worry about them falling off on the tilt-a-whirl after you've had your day of fun in the sun. Wear them with a miniskirt to show off your tanned gams; keep your sun-kissed hair down and either sport your suit, a tank or a hoodie after the sun goes down.
What to Avoid
Never wear your Airwalks to an interview, the first time you visit your partner's parents, baptisms or weddings. They're off limits for any kind of dressed-up occasion. You can wear them with skirts and dresses, but only the most casual kind on the most casual days.