I'm not a huge fan of sneakers. I relegate them to gym wear and the occasional necessity if I'm doing something that might abruptly require sprinting (like visiting NYC with my 5 year old). But after a lot of traveling this year in weather that was not sandal/flat appropriate, I relied heavily on them and decided maybe it's time to get a fresh pair that not everyone else is wearing.
PF Flyers. I secretly lust after the leather high top versions but the canvas ones at right are a bit more discreet. http://www.pfflyers.com