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11. Adidas Gazelles

Produced in 1968, the Gazelle’s original purpose lies hidden in mystery and speculation. Its silhouette suggests that it could have begun as an indoor soccer shoe. The streamlined shape, simple styling and flat sole are topped off with the suede upper to create a classic piece of design. It made a real impact on the early hip-hop scene, is worn by b-boys today and has been adopted by skaters and indie-rockers alike.
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12. Gravis Lowdown HC LX

Gravis lowdown HC LX shoes might look like a thrift-store vintage score, but they'll arrive squeaky clean and ready to skate. Gravis lined these high tops with breathable mesh padding for increased support and ventilation. The Lowdown's EVA midsole and Cloud 9 footbed cushion the blow from big drops. Full grain leather earns these shoes their premium label, while the high-traction vulcanized outsole delivers durability, board feel, and grip.

13. Adidas Campus

Adidas still reigns the urban corners and feet of true city natives. Every model can be found. One of the most popular models is the Campus. The Adidas Campus is a super classic sneaker on the pavement, cardboard, and basketball court. The shoe was originally introduced in the early 70's as the Tournament, and late renamed the Campus in 1980. Two other equally popular kicks along with the Campus, are the Samba and Gazelle.

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14. Puma Clydes

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. To hardcore sneakerheads, retro Pumas will always have its share in shelf space.

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