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Retro Classic Sneakers

Top Selling Sneakers For Over Two Decades

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You can't go wrong with any of these classic sneaker styles. These five picks have been around for nearly two decades and are still top sellers in casual sneakers. Just pick a style and you can find it available in almost any color combination imaginable.

1. Adidas Campus Sneakers

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The Campus was originally a basketball shoe that became a hip-hop phenomenon. Now this 80s classic is required footwear for any student of sneakerology. Suede upper for luxurious comfort and good looks. Adidas Gazelles are equally as good.
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2. Retro Air Jordans

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Air Jordans are still the most popular signature sneaker, particularly amongst men. There are so many editions of this sneaker and they are all considered equally hot. The Nike Jordan is what put Nike on the map in the urban arena and crossed the line between athletic and casual sneakers.
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3. Converse Chuck Taylors

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Probably one of the world's most popular sneakers ever. Converse offers classic design that hasn't changed in years. These kicks can be found on people of all ages and across many subcultures. You can never go wrong with a pair of Chucks.

4. Adidas Superstar

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The original Adidas Superstar basketball shoes, also known as shell toes, were the first low tops with an all-leather upper. Shell toes were first made popular by hip-hop legends, Run-DMC and have been a constant hit ever since.
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5. Puma Suede Clydes

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Timelessly cool, this low-cut sneaker features a soft, suede upper with perforated side and contrast line detail. I think it is safe to say that many sneaker fanatics first started collecting Puma Suedes in various colors before moving on to other brands.
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6. Vans Sk8 Hi

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These old school sneakers by Vans are one of the longest running skateboard shoe models ever. These kicks are slick, very flexible and extremely versatile. Also called Van Old Skools, find these in a variety of cool colors and prints!
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7. New Balance Classics

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Classic styling, a simple retro feel, and comfort come easy to all kicks from New Balance. Introduced in the late 80s, the New Balance 574 is an extremely versatile and classic retro sneaker that keeps coming out in new colors. Now popular on college campuses and the streets of east and coast cities, the 574 is a classic retro-style running shoe featuring an ENCAP midsole for added support, plus a Nubuck leather upper for endurance and a super casual outdoor vibe. You can never go wrong with New Balance shoes. They are sharp on looks and great for your feet and back.
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8. Nike Air Force 1

Originally released in 1982, the Air Force 1 is Nike’s best selling sneaker of all time. Grab a pair of all-white ones and flash them like sparkling teeth with crisp new jeans. That's the most classic look found on every block.

9. Adidas Top 10

Back in 1979, the Adidas Top Ten basketball sneaker made its entry into the adidas basketball line-up. Tried and tested by ten of the NBA's finest, this shoe is reborn with a clean style, and a synthetic leather upper built for comfort. Lighter and less bulkier than the Adidas Forum, those who like less to carry around, choose the Top Ten over the Forums.
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10. Nike Blazer

Originally released in 1972, the Nike Blazers are super casual sneakers that feature a high-cut style for plenty of ankle support, and a rubber outsole for supreme traction on city streets and nightclub dance floors. Nike Blazers are probably one of the coolest sneakers around! Also listed in the Top 10 High Tops, Blazers can be worn with just about anything. These are the type of sneakers you add to your collection in various colors and materials!
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