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"Sneakers give a cool, casual look. Wedge sneakers tell the world that walking in heels is your main form of exercise." - Hillary McDaniels, Digital Production Assistant
"Flat sneakers are better than wedge sneakers, because they aren't about to look ridiculous in five minutes." - Laura Morgan, Special Projects Director
"If you have to wear sneakers at all, they better be flat. If you want height, throw on a pair of heels but don’t try to be comfy and taller at the same time." - Samantha Trenk, Senior Public Relations Director

"Nothing beats canvas lace-up sneakers. Vans are my go-to since they are from my West Coast home and come in every color imaginable. If it's good enough for the skaters, then I'm sold." - Adrianna Barrionuevo, Associate Fashion Credits Editor
"Look long and hard at both and ask yourself which will still seem cool in ten years. That's why." - Alison Syrett Cleary, Digital Writer
"You can run faster in flat sneakers to catch a Frisbee." - Lance Weiss, Researcher
"When a heel is added to a shoe that's flat by nature, the result just looks…awkward. Case in point: the infamous high-heeled Timberlands of the early 2000s. Has anyone ever looked back on purchasing a stiletto'd construction boot with anything OTHER than shame and regret? Give it a year or two, and the same will be true of the wedge sneaker." - Elana Fishman, Senior Digital Editor
"I would rather go barefoot on the subway than wear wedge sneakers. They are heinous." - Anonymous