5 Iconic Sneakers Every Sneakerhead Should Know About

Meet the reliable and classic sneaker designs of all time.
by Janelle Yau   |  May 17, 2016
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Sneakers used to be worn only by girls with sporty styles or during P.E. classes. But now a pair of sneakers is considered to be extremely fashion forward, and can be paired with anything from a pair of denim cut-offs to sport an edgy look, or even dresses for a cute twist on a girly OOTD. While there are so many buzzworthy sneakers that constantly demand our attention, there are some sneakers that have stood the test of time, are considered classics, and can truly be called icons.

  1. Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star

While the Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star started out as shoes for basketball players, it easily became a sneaker staple thanks to its clean style, and its strong form. Girls used to pair their classic Chucks with jeans or a pair of shorts for a grunge vibe, but for a cool '00s look pair your Chucks with a feminine dress for a mismatched, but still fashionable outfit combination.

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  1. Adidas Stan Smith

Whether you're a sneakerhead or not, a pair of Adidas Stan Smith is undeniably the sneaker choice of the moment. While walking around campus, window shopping with your friends, or grabbing lunch you're bound to pass by fashionistas rocking a pair of this oldie, but goodie pair of kicks.

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  1. Nike Air Max Thea

Sneaker lovers have been raving about the Nike Air Max Thea, and we totally get why this pair of sneakers is getting all the love when we saw a pair at Nike's first-ever SNKRS Studio at SM Aura Premier—which is only open till this Thursday. This pair of sneakers boasts of a sleek, and feminine silhouette making it easy to match with the different pieces you have in your closets.

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  1. Keds The Original Champion

Long before Taylor Swift and Kate Spade launched their Keds collections, the go-to sneakers of Keds fans are The Original Champions. Available in different basic colors from red to blue, and of course the trendy white sneakers, the classic Keds can be paired with literally anything and everything! Plus they’re super comfy, too!

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  1. New Balance 996

New Balance sneakers are a lot tougher, and more masculine compared to other sneaker designs, but we're still loving the 996's retro look! Inject a little bit of vintage and machoness into your outfit with this classic and comfortable pair of kicks.

Did your favorite make it into the list? What’s the sneaker style you swear by? Tweet us at @candymagdotcom

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Janelle Yau
Fashion and Beauty Assistant
The Rebecca Bloomwood of Manila. I spend half of my time obsessing about the latest fashion craze, and the other half overthinking and over-analyzing just about anything under the sun. When I’m not busy as a bee playing with fifty shades of pink lippies, you can probably catch me swiping my plastic for yet another pair of shiny, pointed gold flats.
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