10 Classic Pairs Of Sneakers Everyone Should Have In Their Closet

Sneakers are life.
by Ira Nopuente for Cosmo.ph   |  Aug 4, 2020
Image: (LEFT TO RIGHT) Converse, Puma
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Whatever your signature style may be, sneakers will work with your wardrobe. They're versatile enough to look good with jeans, shorts, and even dresses! Kicks can be your default footwear if you're lazy to think of the best shoes to match your chosen outfit. They are also comfy so we won't blame you if you'll want to put them on every day. 

If you're looking into beefing up your current sneaker collection (or deciding which pair to invest in), here's our list of classic kicks to choose from. We promise—these shoes will make dressing up fun and easy!

Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Sneakers

Fun fact: Kate Middleton is obsessed with these canvas sneakers. This style comes in many colors, and it’s great for those with wide feet. Comfort-wise, it doesn’t have much arch support so it’s recommended for leisurely walking.

Does the Superga 2750 Cotu fit true to size? Yes.

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Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Sneakers, P2,450, Superga.ph

Keds Champion Originals

The Champion has to be on our list because it’s the first sneaker made for women. This was introduced in the market in 1916, and it pioneered the rubber-soled canvas design. Fashion icons Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Onassis loved this sneaker style.

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Does the Keds Champion fit true to size? Yes.

Keds Champion Originals Canvas Dreamfoam, P2,795, Keds.com.ph

Puma Suede Classic Sneakers 

This iconic sneaker first became popular when Tommie Smith wore it at the 1968 Olympics. It also became the favorite at the peak of the ‘80s hip-hop fashion. Today, it still remains to be Puma’s bestselling sneaker style.

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Do the Puma Suede Classic Sneakers fit true to size? Yes.

Puma Suede Classic Sneakers, P3,670, Zeus

Best Sneakers for Women: Tretorn Nylite Classic Sneakers

The Nylite was first released in 1964, and it was considered the sports shoe of the elite. Its minimalist details and pointed toe make it a dainty, feminine pair of sneakers for women with preppy style.

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Does the Tretorn Nylite fit true to size? Yes.

Tretorn Nylite Classic Sneakers, P3,790, Res Toe Run

Vans Old Skool

If you’ve got a thing for streetwear fashion, you most likely own this pair. The black and white colorway is the most popular because it’s easy to match it with any clothes you plan to wear.

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Does the Vans Old Skool fit true to size? Yes.

Vans Old Skool, Robinsons Department Store

Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars

This list won’t be complete without Chucks! Whether you get it in white, black, or pink, you can be sure that this pair looks good with any item in your closet. Keep your eyes peeled for special collabs where they release cool designs!

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Do the Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars Sneakers fit true to size? This model runs big so most sneaker aficionados recommend getting half a size down.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars, P4,449, Zalora

Reebok Club C 85 Sneakers

The Club C was initially made for those who considered the tennis court their wonderland. Since it's release in 1985, its look has endured for decades and became an iconic shoe everyone loves. You can dress it up or down and it will still work seamlessly with your OOTD.

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Does the Club C 85 fit true to size? Yes.

Reebok Club C 85 Sneakers, 4,449, SM Megamall

Nike Air Force 1 ‘07 Sneakers

If you want a bit of height boost, the Nike Air Force 1 Low Sneakers belong in your wardrobe! The sleek all-white shoe is easy to partner with any style aesthetic—may it be streetwear, basic, preppy, and even feminine! BTW, this design is always sold out so you add to cart before it’s gone.

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Does the Nike Air Force ’01 fit true to size? The Nike Air Force ’01 runs big so get half a size down.

Nike Air Force 1 ‘07 Sneakers, P4,795, Nike

Adidas Stan Smith

Do you remember the time when almost everyone wore Adidas Stan Smith? This design is available in different colorways so it’s no surprise everyone went crazy over this tennis shoe.

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Does the Adidas Stan Smith fit true to size? This style runs a half size too big, so size down.

Adidas Stan Smith, P4,800, Adidas

Veja V-10 Sneakers

Brazilian brand Veja commits to producing footwear made out of ecological and sustainable materials. The V-10's price point is far from the sneakers featured in this list, but we guarantee that it's a good investment piece. This pair is created with high-quality leather, jersey (a blend of organic cotton and recycled polyester), and wild rubber from the Amazonian forest.

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Does the Veja V-10 fit true to size? Yes.

Veja V-10 Sneakers, P8,400, Zalora

This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

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