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Kicks in Los Angeles

Sneakers Los Angeles


In Los Angeles, style is king, and so are sneakers.

1. Vans Authentic

Offering classic Vans style packed into a lightweight and comfortable chill shoe, this model can be found everywhere in equal measure as Vans Classic Slip-ons and SK8 His. And though L.A. kids are hip to more exclusive brands like 10 deep, alife, akomplice, Gravis, In4mation, kilo goods, and so on, Vans dominates the freak and geek market on the west coast.

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2. Nike Dunks SB

Nike Dunks are probably the most visible sneakers on today's city streets. They come in all materials, colors, and themes. Whatever you are looking for, click on the link below and scan for the best prices. You can't go wrong with Nike Dunk SBs!
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3. Nike Air Force 1s

In 1982, the Air Force 1 became the first basketball shoe to became hugely popular with ballers and trendsetters alike. This classic Nike sneaker, praised numerous times in hip-hop lyrics, is a definite street favorite. However, unlike Detroiters who prefer their AF1s in all white, Cali kids like them in all colors.


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4. Converse Chuck Taylors

Another trendy sneaker found on every block, the Converse Chuck Taylor is a timeless favorite for people of all ages. Not only is it a classic shoe with great history, it is the ultimate beater sneaker. You can find them in every color imaginable. Low tops are as equally popular as high. Your choice should match your attitude and inner voice.

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5. Mens Adidas Superstar 2

Adidas Superstar sneakers are old school and can be traced back to the late 70s. The rubber toebox is a signature mark in these memorable Adidas shelltoes. Pair these sneakers up with an Adidas jumpsuit and you're ready to rock the pavement BBoy style or at any club! You can never go wrong with a pair of Adidas Superstars.
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6. Retro Nike Jordans

Most preferred style of all Nike sneakers are retro Jordans. Yes, retro is always IN in San Diego. Though all sorts of Nike models are popular in beachvilla, retro Jordans and older Nike styles are the preferred way to roll. Remember, San Diegoans are super casual and laidback. They are far less pretentiousness than the sneakerheads of L.A, where the latest editions and colorways are always desired.

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7. New Balance 993

Strictly hot in special editions and limited collaborations, the New Balance 998 was originally designed for large-frame runners. However, sneakerheads slowly started noticing them for their sleek and simplistic design -- and outdoor versatility. Featuring a retro sneaker laced with techno styling, the 998 mixes the best of the old with the new. The design team kept the shell of a vintage kick and focused on perfecting the comfort and support INSIDE of it. Other popular models include the 420, 769, 574 and 556.

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8. Nike Air Max (Air Max 1, Air Max 90, Air Max 95, Air Max 97)

The Air Max is embraced by runners and street fashionistas alike. In a sprawled out city like Los Angeles, which is home to hundreds of cultures and sub-cultures, different models of the Max are worn more than others. The most popular models: the Air Max 1, Air Max 90, Air Max 95, and the Air Max 97 are spotted worn with dark denim and white t-shirts, dark windbreakers, nylon track suits, gym clothes, and evening club wear.
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9. Nike SB Janoski

A vulc skate shoe from Stefan Janoski built for everyday use. This slim silhouette features a canvas upper, Zoom Air heel insert, and a grippy vulc sole for an all-around board-feel. You can also find these in suede or leather, lows or mids, and a wide array of colors.
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10. Asics Ultimate 81

The Asics Ultimate 81 is a sleek racing style sneaker that is focused on heel stability and light weight. This version combines synthetic suede and nylon material to create a durable and comfortable upper. Using the lightest materials, the Ultimate 81 is made to be fast, durable, flexible, and versatile. This may explain why it is commonly found on streets of the west coast.
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