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. In Denver, they are more popular around the campuses and malls, than on the streets, where you're better off being seen in a pair of Nikes.
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 Detroit street favorite.
White AF1s are commonly found worn on all occassions and in all environments. They are commonly found matched with a pair of crisp 'out-of-the-dryer' baggy jeans, an XL button-down shirt, and/or XL white or gray t-shirt. So, just as a set of white teeth can beam the shiniest smile around, local slicksters can be found rocking the all-white kicks to flash the freshest style in town. Also popular are Air Jordans.
An iconic low-top born of legends, the Adidas Top Ten Low shoe returns for OG glory. Tried and tested before its original 1979 release 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.
9. Adidas Forum
The "old school" styling and comfort of the Adidas Forum will take you back in time. The Forum high top builds upon classic Adidas styling to produce a slightly heavier and chunkier kick. These seriously cool kicks are eternal classics in the Colorado. Silver, black, white, navy, and basic uniform colorways consisting of no more than two colors are the slick way to go. Check out more classic kicks from Adidas here.
10. Nike Air Max 90
First released in 1990, the Nike Air Max 90 is the third generation of the original Nike Air Max. Found in all colors and an assortment of limited editions, the Nike Air Max 90 is a good durable running shoe with extreme street versatility. Air Maxes are spotted worn with dark denim and white t-shirts, dark windbreakers, nylon track suits, gym clothes, and evening club wear. Equally hot is the Air Max 1.
The Superstar was introduced in 1969 as the first low-top basketball shoe to feature an all-leather upper and the now famous rubber shell toe. Also known as shell toes, they were first made popular by hip-hop legends Run-DMC and have been a constant hit ever since. Adidas Superstars were the first low tops with an all-leather upper. Equally popular, are the classic Adidas Stan Smiths.