Now In: MR x Superga

Leandra Medine | September 9, 2013

How about a break from Fashion Week for sneakers, eh?

I’m a big proponent of flats. Flats with skirts. Flats with shorts. Flats with wedding gowns. Flats on a bagel.

And while we’ve talked about loafers, and ruminated on heeled sneakers, we’re finally honing in on the oft-overlooked lace-up, casual flat. A tennis shoe, if you will. Which is precisely because when the opportunity arose to collaborate with Superga, my response was an immediate and passionate: “duh.” And when it was time to choose the fabric? Velvet and tweed. Naturally.

There’s just something incredibly appealing about pairing a seemingly utility-focused, casual sneaker with fancier clothes. For the collection, we went a step further, creating mid- and low-top sneaks in black, navy, green and red velvet, and metallic-flecked tweed. It’s like a society lady-who-lunch’s prized blazer, but for your feet.

The MR x Superga collection is available on Superga’s site. Check out the video to see the kicks up close. And be thankful it’s not a heartfelt karaoke rendition of ‘Black Velvet’.

Video by Aram Bedrossian

  • Savannah

    That video is too cute! You rockin’ those flats for sure. Congrats on a great collab.
    Love from Holland XX

  • crystalgibson

    How many pairs of Supergas are too many? I want them all.

  • sev2108

    Love the ad! What’s the song playing?

  • skirt sorbet

    Loved the video!!!!


    Need those gold high-tops and the green velvet tennis shoes! So fab!

  • Paula McClelland

    Aww this is a really cool video – and lovin the sneakers!!

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

  • poor girl

    they’re too expensive!!!

  • Tamara

    I’ll take one of each, please.

  • Gabriela

    Love the turn from formal to chilling outfit with the flats! The fabric pic from the Superga collection is brilliant…definitely a trendsetter!

  • kimmy jean

    They’re adorable! How many do you own?! Perfect way to look chic and comfortable while travelling or going to school

  • Alice Coy

    These are so cool, but they are not sold in the uk and the american store does not ship them to london! Please help me!
    Velvet Maniac

    • Jennifer T Green

      Try; they ship worldwide and carry this collaboration

  • Fisayo Longe

    I want, I want! The velvet bordeaux low-tops are mine. But, it doesn’t look like they ship to the UK? Help me, Leandra.

  • Eileen

    You’re SO adorable. TWEEDS AND VELVET = <3 <3 <3. Can't decide!!! Your book is arriving at my apartment tomorrow btw..and my best friends are complaining about my daily advertisement hahaha.

  • Crystal

    you look absolutely wonderful!! can you pleeeease post with the outfits you wore in the vid (NAMELY that amazing dress with the roped off cleavage at :42)?

  • Jessica Joyce

    Yep. I’m totally going to get my hands on this NOW. And your book, too, of course!

    Your Friend, Jess

  • Gaga

    Sorry but why is my size gone?????? Super-upset! Gimme more…

  • Suhey

    Leandra! Can you get any cuter?! I’m gonna put you in my pocket now…K?

  • Tina@OurWonderLust

    DONE…just bought them. The BORDEAUX high tops. I’m hoping to look Ronald McDonald chic. xoxo

    In pursuit of wonder.

  • Daniel

    honestly the best commercial i have ever seen
    i love you!

  • K.H

    Ahhh I love this in every way possible. And that wardrobe – I want it all!

  • Veronica Villalpando

    love the vid. love love love. gonna get me some ‘pergas now…

  • Emma Hager

    HOLY FREAKING COW LEANDRA! This video is adorable! Makes me want them even more. between your book and rummaging for $$ from sporadic babysitting to buy a pair of these, I am in full support of living the MR lifestyle. Living, breathing, dancing for this club. I love you, I love Amelia, I love Charlotte, I love Kate! This is just the cherry on top, especially when the Margiela x H&M bodysuit makes a cameo.
    Also, is the zappos video availible for cyber consumption, as well?

  • Idalia

    Im glad more shows are incorporating flats in their shows & making them look FABULOUS. Great post!


  • Katerina

    Great video, and LOVE the sneakers!!! Looks like I’ll have to make some extra room in my closet 😉

  • Summer J.

    Great video. You’re super cute in it.

  • Rachel Rivera

    They look really comfortable and casual chic. Cute video!


  • Newborn Fanatic

    I love that lace up dress you’re wearing in the video! And seriously cannot wit to get one of the velvet sneakers!! I’m such a fan of regular tennis shoes. ALthough they do nothing for my short legs. haha

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  • Mafalda

    I love flats too, especially when I have to run after the kids, but I’m starting to like heels too, and it’s getting out of control, I need an intervention from my family…

    Mafalda ❤

  • a.n.a.l.u

    Que vivan las flats con bagels!!!


  • Nusardel

    Burning question: if I were to walk out of a Superga store with a bunch of unpaid-for shoes, would I: a) look as good as you doing it, and b) get away with it?

  • Donna

    Just tonight I thought to myself “you have enough Superga’s. You don’t need more.” And now I read this. Red velvet? I must.

  • Xeni Kouveli

    Very cute!

  • Noisy Rain

    The video is so cool, love Superga! xx

  • Candy Rosie

    LOVE the video !!



  • Elise

    Why oh why only on the American Superga site?
    Damn you customs…

  • Red shoes No knickers

    Holy cuteness!! That is so dope. Love it. xxx

  • Kristina

    Is there any chance we’d be able to buy them in Europe?

  • Borsalon

    cool!!!! you’re the funniest girl in town

  • Paco T.
  • Marcus Schuterman

    I love it!

  • Michelle Panting

    Awesome video. Love all your outfits. These are the chicest looking sneakers I’ve ever seen.

  • clara

    i’m gonna beg my mom to get a pair of those shoes (teenage life without money)

  • Kim

    Sweet video, cool shoes!

  • Jen

    Will more come in stock soon? You’re out of a lot of sizes already :(

  • Olga Montserrat

    The tweed ones are A+

  • Emily

    I replayed this video just so I could get another look at your mouthwatering shoe closet. Great video, super jealous of your shoe collections! Both of them

  • Pennywise Poundcake

    I love love love flats! Flats forever. I also love bagels.

  • Aubrey Green

    Perfect video, you’re too cute.

  • Jennifer Coats

    Awesome collab! You are too cute!

  • latoasty

    Did anyone get the name of the song? I keep watching the video to hear the song….and of course because it is so great.

  • jaclyn

    why is your style such a perfection, god given gift I suppose. OMG and those sneaks! VELOUR! cant wait to get my hands on them!

    check my blog:

  • Jenn

    That video is AWESOME!!!

  • claudia

    I loved the video and all your outfits!

  • xtyb

    just love it, love you….and love your karaoke comment, Black Velvet is my BFF’s signature song! hahahaha

  • Snow

    I love it! Could we please have a post on how to style sneakers for multiple occasions?

  • Rachael Kilgour

    Can we buy them in the UK??


  • Jolien

    I LOVE! <3



  • RomyPaige

    Extremely cute video!! You rock sneakers. But what about short girls? Can we get away with wearing hightops or sneakers?

    • Leandra Medine

      Of course!

  • Agnes

    Oh. My. God. I LOVE this, literally five seconds into the video i was like “I want them. I need them. It’s settled, I must have them”. Great stuff!

  • fashionlessons

    loveee lovee love it! Love everything u do!!!!!!

  • Anna-Irena

    awesome shoes, gorgeous you!

  • sketch42

    I love this and I love the sneakers. GREAT collab.

  • Hayley Mitchell-Gardner

    fantastic video! You are too awesome 😀 Congrats on the collab aswell 😀

    Hayley xx

  • Demelza Duder

    This video is so cute! I want them all… Love the outfit with the striped top and patterned skirt! You are too perfect! x

  • clara

    what is the song called ??

  • Toni

    NEED the title of that song. HELP!

  • Lisa Dionisio

    MR, love your X with Superga. I dashed over to their site to order the Tweed hi-tops and, alas, they were gone, baby, gone. I was just ruminating on Vans in velvet on my blog (, so I get it. Please tell me they will restock ;).

  • Emma Hager

    WAIT! Is that Gina in the screenshot of the video?!

  • Pualani@TheRustedKey

    The video is amazingly adorable. There is always a flat for the occasion. My friends always comment that they never see me wear any of the heels I own since I always wear flats. If i know I’m going to be walking a fair bit, I’ll wear flats and save the daringly high heels for a seated occasion.

  • Anika Zebron

    Love the video..And now I’m about to launch into a flats spree, during which I will probably spend some time perusing the Superga collaboration. So, job well done!

  • Olga Montserrat

    I got the tweed high tops. GENIUS. EPIC. ETC.

  • Tina@OurWonderLust

    Is it weird to wear my MRxSuperga’s in my underwear? I can’t seem to take them off, I love them that much…

    in pursuit of wonder.

  • labohemechic

    I’ve been searching for the perfect sneakers high and low and surprise surprise where do I find my answer? Those royal blue crushed velvet Superga’s need to be on my feet ASAP!

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  • Elisabetta Silvestro

    They are so cute and you are too cute!!!

  • Suzanne Coley

    elegant and frolicsome — you rock!

  • Eat.Style.Play

    If you aren’t the cutest thing ever, really loved that video!

  • jessica

    Thank you for having a Gina cameo.

  • Sarah Scribner

    love it, congrats! so does my part time puppy:mister lou choo-ed it

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