In the last years, we’ve seen a lot of different sneaker trends. There were dad gym-shoes, ugly sneakers, sock trainers, platform sneakers, and so on. But nothing compares to the best classic sneakers that have been cool for decades and will never go out of style. So, we have a list of the best models that are timeless and the most wearable sneakers that will keep rocking for many years to come.
Among the best-sellers, Chuck Taylor All-Stars by Converse are by far the most iconic classic sneakers ever. Originally designed to be a basketball shoe, the Chucks, as most people call them, are a wardrobe staple for many. The king of cool is the sneaker choice of models and Instagrammers. Always stylish, the German Veronika Heilbrunner, for example, has made them her signature style.
Founded in 1966 in California, Vans is the best-known shoe brand for skaters. Their classic “Old Skool” sneakers are nowadays not just for skating anymore. In fact, they have become staples in everyday easy-to-wear wardrobes. Styled with jeans, skirts or even dresses, Vans are absolute allrounders that are not only super comfortable but also give every look a cool and casual touch.
Adidas Stan Smith
These Adidas sneakers are the most classic of classics. They got their name from the American tennis player, Stan Smith, and were a must in the ’80s and ’90s. The retro sneaker had a revival some years ago and are still one of the favourites among fashion enthusiasts thanks to various collabs with fashion designers as Stella McCartney and Jeremy Scott. We love their sleek and minimalist look and like to combine them with jeans, cigarette pants or midiskirts.
More than 100 years ago, New Balance was founded in Boston, Massachusetts. The classic brand is one of the biggest sports footwear manufacturers, and if you have ever worn their sneakers, you understand why that is. The comfortable sports shoes come in many different colour combinations and wearable models, making them the perfect everyday shoe.
The Nike Cortez were the first track shoes Nike produced. The now-classic sneakers were 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 these sneakers an all-time favourite of ours. We wear them with jeans, culottes or palazzo pants to the office, to a weekend getaway or an afternoon walk in the park.
The Italian brand Superga originally began producing tennis shoes in 1911. The minimalist and timeless canvas sneakers have gained a lot of attention since having brand ambassadors like Alexa Chung, Suki Waterhouse and Rita Ora. The classic Superga has become the absolute must-have sneakers for European stylish women. The trainers have a vintage feel and a retro look that never go out of style, making them a safe bet if you want a sustainable wardrobe with long-life items that you can wear for several years.
Founded in 1958, Reebok now is a subsidiary of the German giant Adidas. The classic sneakers have been a success since the ’80s. And, among the best sneakers, they are still a must for vintage lovers who like retro and timeless designs.
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