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Back to Basics: Essential Sneakers for Every Collection

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Back to Basics: Essential Sneakers for Every Collection
Back to Basics: Essential Sneakers for Every Collection

As the year draws to a close, sneakerheads should start thinking about treating themselves to a great pair of fresh sneakers to welcome the New Year with. If you’re one of these sneakerheads who are in the market for new kicks but don’t really have the budget to consider buying Yeezys and rare Jordans, we’ve got a list of affordable sneakers that will never go out of style.

The Air Max 90 continues the legacy of the Air Max 1, and celebrates its signature technology by increasing the size of the air bubble and midsole. The shoe accentuates the design element further by enclosing the area with bright and eye-catching colors. With a design team that was led by the legendary Tinker Hatfield, the Air Max 90 was built with several stand-out features, including the lacing system and the use of multiple materials. The Air Max 90 is definitely a classic design that’s a must have, especially if you’re a Nike-head.

The Nike Air Force 1 was the first basketball shoe to feature Nike Air technology, revolutionizing the game forever. Designed in 1982, the Air Force 1 made its way from the court to the core of hip-hop culture. The AF1 stays true to these origins in its design. Built with soft, springy cushioning and a large midsole, this classic basketball silhouette has earned its status as a sneaker icon. Because the AF 1 continues to propagate the sneaker culture, and it will always be a fashion staple.

The adidas Stan Smith got its name from the tennis star of the same name. The silhouette was first released in the late ‘60s, then renamed the adidas Stan Smith in the early ‘70s. At the time, the two-time Grand Slam singles and five-time Grand Slam doubles champion was known as one of the best tennis players in the world. Over time, this all-American sneaker has evolved from an athletic sneaker to fashion icon, appearing on runways, sparking collaborations, and inspiring numerous takes on the silhouette.

The adidas Superstar first released back in 1969 during the NBA Finals as the low top version of the Pro Model basketball shoe. Also known as “Shell Toes,” the adidas Originals Superstar found its off-court home in the underground hip-hop scene, with rap legends Run D.M.C. being the trend setters that pioneered the introduction of the sneaker into mainstream media.

With a story deeply rooted in hoops and hip-hop culture, the adidas Superstar has now become an iconic silhouette that is popular with athletes, artists, and everyday stars continuing to rock the shoe and making it their own.

Remember, being a sneakerhead doesn’t necessarily mean you need to buy all the incredibly rare and extremely expensive sneakers. This list of sneakers is a representation of the evolution of the sneaker culture and rocking these pairs allows you to exhibit a deeper appreciation for how far the culture has come.

If you’re interested in copping a pair of these amazing sneakers, make sure you visit our stores in U.P. Town Center, S Maison at Conrad Manila, and Greenbelt 3 or you can check out our online store.


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