Pumped Up Kicks

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Kristin LeMarbe, Design Editor

With the recent changes to the dress code, it seems even harder to stay unique in uniform, but you can personalize with accessories. The easiest way is with your shoes.

Sperrys
Designed to be worn on boats or by the sea, therefore durable.
Prices range from $50 to $90 for pairs that obey Mercy dress code.
Pro: Cute and comfortable. Come in hundreds of variations of material, color and style.
Con: Everyone has a pair.

Coach Sneakers
In every style from flats and high tops to jogging shoes, in prints and colors that match your favorite purse.
Prices range from $80 to $120 for sneakers, $120 to $170 for loafers and flats.
Pro: Look great on everyone, less likely to have the same pair as someone else.
Con: Expensive.

UGG Moccasins
Comfortable, cozy and guaranteed to keep your feet warm when it starts snowing.
Prices for authentic UGGs can be higher than $100, but knockoffs can be found at Target for $15.
Pro: Perfect for winter, without breaking the above the ankle rule. These shoes look best in a uniform anyways.
Con: The price, if buying authentic. Outside school these shoes can’t be worn with much more than leggings and exercise is not recommended while wearing a pair.

Pumas
A fashionable athletic shoe that can be worn to practice after school.
Prices can range between $50 and $100.
Pro: With so many different designs it’s not hard to find a pair that suits you for both uniform wear and exercise.
Con: Less comfortable than Moccasins or Sperrys but definitely more versatile.

Toms
More than just cute and comfortable, Toms make you a woman who makes a difference while wearing shoes that make a difference.
Priced at around $50
Pro: For every pair you buy, a pair will be given to a child in need. New styles are constantly being designed, the majority of which that would look great with a kilt. Can be worn inside and outside Mercy.
Con: Not very warm during the winter, not suited for long distance running (but who’s going to do that anyway)?

Under Armour
Their brand new footwear line competes with Nike, Reebok and New Balance.
Most uniform-friendly pairs are around $70.
Pro: Brand new, it’ll be unlikely someone else in your class will be wearing a pair. Just about the cutest pair of running or training shoes so far.
Con: Better for playing sports than walking in the hallways, but still within dress code policy.