SJP’s new trainers have divided the internet

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    I’ve always been a fab of Sarah Jessica Parker‘s style, both on and off screen. When she first launched her shoe collection in 2014, I was all for it. The collection itself was all beautiful pointy shoes with trademark grosgrain detail that Carrie Bradshaw would be proud of.

    But she’s just launched a pair of ‘sneakers’ (or trainers for us non-Americans) and I just can’t get on board with those. Why? Because they’re. Not. Trainers. By any stretch of the imagination.

    Let’s just take a look at them, shall we? Here is SJP, showing them off, twirling around and executing her finest pas-de-bourré to prove how sports-appropriate they are.

    They’re very pretty for sure, the glitter finish is eye-catching and the t-bar is stylish. But it’s a glorified ballet pump and certainly does not warrant the ‘first sneaker’ label, does it?

    But perhaps I’m a purist when it comes to shoes, because another Marie Claire staffer vehemently disagreed with me, arguing, ‘SJP is never going to be seen wearing a pair of bloody Adidas Stan Smiths, is she? The mere fact she’s traded in her signature Manolo Blahnik skyscrapers for a heelless pump certainly justifies her calling them a ‘sneaker’ in my eyes. You couldn’t get a more Carrie Bradshaw approved pair of sneakers.’

    And it’s not just the MC office these shoes have divided, the whole world wide web is confused too.

    One user wrote, ‘These are so pretty, but do they qualify as sneakers?’

    Another stated, ‘Omg I’ve been wanting glittery sneakers but then thought it might be too kiddish then I saw these!’

    Well at least we can all agree they’re pretty, right?

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