Sky high heels on the red carpet are always a must for celebrity moms. However, when it comes to everyday fashion even glamorous gals like Jennifer Garner, Heidi Klum and Julia Roberts opt for comfort over chic.
That means kicking off the heels and tossing on some New Balance sneakers, which fortunately don’t come with a Hollywood sized price tag.
Roberts proves she’s a do-it-all mom. She’s been spotted grabbing groceries near her Los Angeles home sporting some comfy New Balance sneakers. In fact, Roberts passes her comfortable fashion sense on to her three kids (Hazel, Phin and Henry). On a summer vacation to Hawaii the kids were each outfitted in their sneakers. Pink ones for Hazel and grey for the two boys.
It’s not just frill free fashion sense Roberts passes on to her kids. She and husband Danny Moder make an effort to try and keep their family out of the spotlight and as normal as possible.
On a recent visit to Access Hollywood Live, Roberts explained the teachers and other kids at their school refer to her as “Mrs. Moder” or “Hazel and Phin’s mom.” Only recently because of her role in the kids’ flick “Mirror, Mirror” have they started to understand that she is a movie star.
While promoting the film, Roberts told Billy Bush how they handle this, “It’s fine and you know Danny and I sit and talk to them and sort it out and it’s not, it’s not a big deal certainly.”
Comfort is definitely key for Jennifer Garner when toting daughters Seraphina and Violet and son Samuel around town. Whether it’s to a playground, the pharmacy or a coffee shop Garner barely goes out without her black New Balance 890 sneakers which retail for just $80. www.newbalance.com
Paparazzi seem to constantly capture Garner and her kids around town, making it seem like she does all the hard work in this family. But as she told Billy Bush recently, husband Ben Affleck is just as involved.
“Don’t worry. He’s definitely doing his share. He’s doing, you know, bedtimes and drop-offs and pickups, stories, play time. You know, he’s good. He’s really good!” she said.
Mom of four Heidi Klum knows how hard running after the kids can be. Being one of Hollywood’s most fashionable women though she wanted to look fabulous not frumpy. She was such a fan of the brand she actually started her own line of stylish yet comfortable kicks. Launched in the fall of 2011, Heidi Klum for New Balance footwear collection features both running and hiking shoes. The shoes range in price from $60 to $120 and are sold exclusively on www.amazon.com.
Sneakers are of course also for working out in and new mom Hilary Duff is whittling off those pesky post pregnancy pounds with the help of celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak and her New Balance 1400’s. The shoes which retail for $90 are super lightweight and come in fun, bright colors. www.newbalance.com
Duff stopped by Access Hollywood Live over the summer and talked all about baby Luca. Check out the interview HERE.
-- Laura Saltman
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