Maria Sharapova Told Us the L.A. Way to Style Her New Nike Sneakers

Erin Fitzpatrick


The "ugly" shoe trend has spawned countless versions of chunky, over-the-top sneakers, but if you're into a more refined vibe, look no further than Maria Sharapova's brand-new design. The five-time Grand Slam tennis champ has put her own twist on an iconic sneaker style, resulting in the new Nike x Maria Sharapova Classic Cortez Premium Sneakers ($100) in the perfect nude-pink colour. Of course, we had to get the scoop straight from Sharapova, so we sat down with her at The Grove to talk all things Nike. 

Sharapova designed the shoes with Los Angeles in mind, but make no mistake: The sneakers will look chic no matter where you live. When we asked Sharapova how to style the sneakers in L.A. versus New York, she told us that her L.A. friends pair them with jeans and rocker T-shirts, while her NY friends wear them with black slip dresses and oversize jackets. Any way you slice it, the shoes will upgrade your outfit instantly. 

Read on for our full chat with Sharapova, including her thoughts on the "ugly" shoe trend and why the Cortez is the ultimate day-to-night piece. 

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