Positioned exclusively as a running shoe, over the course of a hundred years of its existence, sneakers have become perhaps the most popular type of footwear for everyday life.
Today, fashionable sneakers have conquered the whole world - they are successfully worn under dresses and perfectly combined with suits. They've been off the runways for years, and their millions of fans literally go crazy when their favorite brands' new collaborations with designers, athletes, and musicians come out.
Twenty years ago, you could hardly have imagined that Adidas and Nike, top manufacturers of sportswear and footwear, would skyrocket and deserve the title of the most influential, valuable and popular brands in the fashion world. And with them, Asics, Converse, New Balance, Puma, Reebok and others successfully follow from the world of sports to the world of fashion.
Highsnobiety analysts, who have been studying fashion sneakers for many years and know more about them than the rest of the world, have released an interesting study “10 inexpensive sneakers that will never go out of style.” Not everyone can afford to shell out $200 for a new pair to always be on trend. But, in fact, getting a pair of truly fashionable sneakers is not so difficult. Even such giants as Nike и Adidas, have timeless classics in their line at a price of about $ 100. Other top brands also offer fresh ideas for their fans for relatively little money.
Nike Air Force 1
This model was created in 1982 as a basketball model, and its name refers to the board #1 of the President of the United States. With the use of the brand's first ever air cushion, the sneaker became popular first with athletes and then with representatives of hip-hop culture on both sides of the ocean. The modern Air Force 1 features enhanced cushioning and the iconic chunky foam midsole. Now available at any Nike store, the Air Force 1 '07 is a re-imagining of the iconic model with new styling details and a classic design. Its value in Russian stores starts from 7490 rubles.
Vans Old School
The iconic Vans Old Skool lace-up skateboarding shoe has long been recognized as a timeless classic in the streetwear world, with its well-recognized silhouette a timeless design. It has earned itself the reputation of being the most trusted pair of sneakers on the market thanks to the use of thick suede, a reinforced toe and a signature rubber outsole. And today in Vans stores you can easily find white, black, multi-colored and checkered options with characteristic stripes on the sides and a branded label on the back of the sole. Their price, excluding seasonal sales, ranges from 6290 to 7490 rubles, the official Vans store.
Adidas Originals Stan Smith
The Stan Smith is certainly as iconic to Adidas as the Air Force is to Nike. Available in dozens of colors and materials, the sneaker has a sleek, round-toe silhouette that pairs flawlessly with skinny jeans and colorful shorts. Today at Adidas brand stores and almost any multi-brand sports shop you can find a new pair of Stan Smiths in leather, suede, nubuck or fabric at a price of 6990 rubles.
Reebok Classic Club C85
Fourth in the list of the most fashionable inexpensive sneakers was the Reebok Classic Club C 85. Released in the 80s, when it was still possible to go out on the tennis court only in white, they immediately captivated the public for their laconic and “clean” timeless style. Today, they are at the top as a streetwear legend and are available in stores in leather or suede in white, pink and beige. Reebok cost Classic Club C 85 in Russia - 6990 rubles.
Adidas Originals Samba
Inspired by big-time football, the Originals Samba sneakers are also worn by those outside the world's most popular sport. Incredibly, the first pair of Samba was introduced back in the 50th year as a shoe for training in the halls. Today, they are on the top list of the most coveted street style looks. Repeating the original adidas design 70 years old, today's sambas are crafted from premium leather and suede and feature a low profile and distinctive side stripes. Price in Russia - from 6990 rubles, buy online you can here.
New Balance 574
New Balance's casual style classic delivers maximum comfort, with modern versions of the sneaker featuring an ENCAP midsole that absorbs shock and delivers maximum cushioning. In the 90s, it was produced for off-road running, and then it began to appear more and more often on the streets of big cities. Today, New Balance still makes dozens of 574 Sport and Essentials models in leather and suede in a variety of colorways. The only drawback of this model is its price, starting from 9990 rubles, the official New Balance store.
The second sneakers in the ranking belong to Puma and are undoubtedly their most legendary and popular model. They were created for skating back in 1968, but over the years they have become firmly integrated into street life. Crafted from vibrant suede colors and embellished with the signature Puma logo the model perfectly fixes the leg, has light cushioning and has an affordable price - from 5990 rubles, buy in the online store.
Converse One Star Skate
Of course, only the iconic One Star from Converse can compete for the title of the most popular sneaker model with Vans Old Skool and Puma Suede. The new model available on the market is a kind of feedback from the classic design of 1974 and the reissue of 1990, which has entered our lives forever thanks to its well-recognized minimalist design and excellent foothold. The cost of One Star Skate today starts from 7290 rubles, buy.
Adidas Originals Gazelle
The German brand deservedly managed to get into the top 10 at once with three models that have become timeless classics of everyday life. Sneakers from the Gazelle line are perhaps the brand's most versatile and dynamic model, featuring a laconic sporty design. Today, Adidas is successfully reissuing 1991 models in the same materials, colors and textures. The cost of Originals Gazelle in Russian stores is 6990 rubles.
New Balance 990v4 Made in
While New Balance's 990v4 costs well over $100 and its competitors, the authors of the ranking think that these "ugly shoe" style sneakers are worth the money. Made in New England factories, like the entire Made in US premium line, the sneakers feature the latest technology for maximum comfort. The model is made of genuine leather or suede with perforated details, and the sole with a polyurethane core gives excellent cushioning to the step. But the price of the New Balance 990v4 Made in US will make you think in the direction of Nike or Adidas - 23,990 rubles.