Still rocking in 2019
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In the last couple of years, we saw a lot of different sneaker trends. There were Dad sneakers, ugly sneakers, sock sneakers, sneaker wedges and so on. All of them are a statement and quite extravagant, but nothing compares to a good old pair of classic sneakers that have been cool for decades and will never go out of style. So, we have a list with the most well-known sneaker models that we still rock in 2019.
The Chuck Taylor All Stars by Converse are by far the most iconic sneakers ever. Originally designed to be a basketball shoe, the Chucks, as most people call them, are a wardrobe staple for many. The design has stayed almost the same since their release and we still love them as much as we did when we were 10 years old.
Founded in 1966 in California, Vans is the most well-known shoe brand for skaters. Their classic “Oldskool” model is nowadays not just worn for skating anymore though but became a real essential in everyday wear. Styled with jeans, skirts or even dresses, this shoe is an absolute allrounder that is not just super comfortable but also gives every look a cool and casual touch.
ADIDAS STAN SMITH
When the Stan Smiths came up, you probably asked yourself who this Stan Smith even is, right? Well, the answer is: Stan Smith is an American tennis player for whom this shoe was designed for or actually named after. The cool sneaker had a revival a few years ago and ever since is back on the streets again. We love the sleek and minimalist look of it and like to combine them with jeans, cigarette pants or midiskirts.
More than 100 years ago New Balance was founded in Boston, Massachusetts. The brand is one of the biggest sports footwear manufacturers and if you have ever worn their sneakers, you understand why that is. The comfortable shoe exists in many different colour combinations and forms and makes it the perfect everyday shoe.
The Nike Cortez was the first track shoe Nike produced. It was released during the Olympic Games in 1972 and became a huge success and one of their absolute bestsellers. The comfortable fit and the simple design make this shoe an all-time favourite of ours. We wear them with jeans, culottes or palazzo pants to the office, to a weekend getaway or a playful afternoon in the park.
Italian brand Superga originally started with producing tennis shoes in 1911. The sneakers have gained a lot of attention since then and by having brand ambassadors like Alexa Chung, Suki Waterhouse or Rita Ora, they made their label even bigger and more famous. We also have a pair of Supergas in our closet and now that the weather is finally better, we can´t wait to wear them again.