Classic Sneaker Silhouettes That Stood The Test Of Time

Classic Sneaker Silhouettes That Stood The Test Of Time

Kevin Sanchez


Sneakers have taken over fashion as one of the most important pieces in anyone's wardrobe. With new styles and colorways releasing every weekend, it can be challenging to stay up to date with the latest sneaker styles. However, there are a few footwear choices that won't lose popularity no matter how much trends change overtime. We have compiled a list of 9 classic silhouettes that have stood the test of time, and will forever remain in style.New Balance's combination of classic silhouettes paired with timeless colorways is a perfect example of standing the test of time. The 996, 1300, and 997 models along with their suede construction have become a sportswear staple to all sneaker enthusiasts.

Admired by many for its simplicity and ability to be worn across a range of cultural influences, the sneaker was first seen in 1978, as it was the first high-top designed by skaters for skateboarding. Its timeless black and white colorway, along with leather accents on the Vans logo and liner have made sure the silhouette will always remain in style.Adidas' Superstar and Stan Smith models are definitely an iconic part of sneaker culture. Simple, classic and sleek. The Superstar was made popular by Run DMC in the 80's while the Stan Smith was endorsed by U.S. tennis legend Stan Smith embodying the term of ‘less is more’.

Saucony produced the Shadow silhouette in 1985. Now called the Shadow Original, the shoes were promoted under Saucony's “1st is first. Second is nowhere” slogan. A minimalistic exterior design hid high technology which the company continues to develop to this day.

The Converse All Star Chuck ’70 is the label's re-crafted sneaker that uses modern details to celebrate the original Chuck Taylor All Star. Many prefer this silhouette over the original Chuck Taylor due to its higher rubber foxing and cushioned footbed that provides long-lasting comfort. The shorter, more substantial rubber toe cap adds another stylish touch.

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