New York designers step up the hue ladder with eye-catching sneakers in gentle neutrals or pearlized pastels, sometimes accented with nearly-neon pops. Matching laces fall in line with the monochromatic trend taking over streetwear. Textured appliqués, visible stitches, fringe or embroideries provide tactile elements that offer more eye-entertainment. Bright white molded soles create contrast with these soft colors. For a more tailored look, there are sneaker/slide hybrids with a Marie Antoinette heel.