I tried the Sorel Kinetic sneakers worn by Sydney Sweeney

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I finally started season 2 of Euphoria, and to everyone who begged me to catch up: Congratulations, I now feel so empty inside. Any show that produces so much teenage angst in an adult should come with a week of free therapy. Aside from a compelling (albeit extremely dark) plot, the one thing that keeps me going is, of course, fashion. Even offscreen, it’s a giveaway to check out what the cast members — who are pretty much all style icons — are wearing.

For example, in February, Sydney Sweeney was spotted walking her dog in a beige knit Ralph Lauren ensemble with a classic cream Brunello Cucinelli coat. But even among his designer sons, the star of the cut was a pair of chunky dad sneakers — the Sorel Kinetic Techlace sneakers, to be exact. Whether paired with leggings and a sweatshirt or, in Sweeney’s case, luxurious loungewear, chunky platform shoes always make a statement that transforms any look from boring to intriguing. So when Sorel offered me a pair to try for free, I obviously said yes.

Mine came on a day when I knew I would be up for at least eight hours because I was helping a friend move into her new apartment. Although I was expecting a million trips up the stairs and a few miles of suitcase-hauling across town, I had to try my new kicks immediately., even if it meant having sore feet. I walked into one, anticipating a stiff pinch, but the only thought that came to mind was “wow, so sweet”. I took a quick tour of my kitchen and continued to be pleasantly surprised; they were as comfortable as the broken-in Hokas I’d walked in for months, and somehow more cushioned, even right out of the box.

Throughout the day I waited for a flare up of heel pain or a blister sprouting, but neither came. The porous, breathable exterior around the top of the shoe kept my toes from sweating, and although the soles were lined with layers of plush cushioning, the sneaker as a whole felt surprisingly light (even after dozens of stairs). Even better, the grooved traction on the bottoms prevented any kind of slippage. Halfway through the sofa-walk haul, I checked my Fitbit and saw that I had already walked seven miles — and realized my feet still weren’t sore. In fact, when my friend asked me if I needed a break, I even had the audacity to say “I’m going to keep going.”

I’m pretty sure there’s some witchcraft involved, but anyway, these are the most comfortable sneakers I’ve owned, and the only shoes I’ve tried are in fact comfortable right out of the box. Plus, whether I’m wearing a blazer or a sweatshirt, these Sydney Sweeney-approved lace-ups always make my outfit look cooler. Head to Zappos or Sorel to pick up sneakers so comfortable they might even get you out of your post-Euphoria blue.

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