I've been on the leopard print bandwagon since I started watching The Nanny in 1993; it's a love affair that has stood the test of time. Leopard print is the Maxwell Sheffield to my Fran, and with it making a major comeback this season (as if it ever left), I'm embracing the leopard print sneaker trend, perfect for travel, outdoor activities, and even dressed up.

This Season's Favorite Leopard Print Sneakers

Tretorn Nylite Leopard Print Sneakers

Outfit Details: Tretorn Nylite Leopard Print Sneakers | (available in white with a leopard print stripe here, black here, similar here, and currently obsessed with this metallic version), Rebecca Taylor Sweater (similar here), Blank NYC Camo Jeans (via Trench App, similar here)

Every woman should have a pair of shoes that make her want to go outside and strut her stuff. I used to think those kinds of shoes only came with a heel. Boy, was I wrong. Enter: the insole of the Leopard Print Tretorn Ny2lite.

These bad boys may just be the comfiest shoe in my closet and super light to boot (or sneaker, in this instance). The minimalist style allows the leopard print to be bold, but not gaudy, sure to add some extra strut.

Many of us will wear cute, uncomfortable shoes, but not ugly, comfortable shoes.

At the heart of it, a comfy shoe has to be cute.

These leopard print sneakers are all that and more. They are my go-to travel sneaker, perfect year round. While it seems premature to think about winter, and the snowboard trips that come along with it, many of the resorts are beginning to open. Before I know it, I'll be at the airport searching for fresh powder. When it comes to travel days, I'm sure to be wearing these light as a feather, fierce as a leopard sneakers.

Gabrielle Nickas