Classics are the blueprint of greatness. They are the designs that start legacies and craft trends. Without them, there is no lineage and history to appreciate. Classic sneakers are important to have in your rotation because they provide variety and never go out of style. You can fall back on them no matter what trend cycle we get caught in. This fall, get all the vintage feels that should last you a lifetime.
While the Jordan 1 Black Toe colorway is more known for its high-top, this year’s low iteration is an ode to the AJ classic. The Air Jordan 1 Low OG Black Toe features the signature Black Toe color blocking that is familiar to those in love with the original. And soft white, black, and red leathers throughout keep the Jordan 1 an everyday go-to for the fall.
Earlier this year, Jordan Brand brought back the Air Jordan 1 High ‘85 Black White. To keep the OG vibes alive, the Swoosh even revitalized the sneaker in its 1985 shape and form. Personally, I think this is as classic as it gets, and this Jordan 1 is just the perfect shoe to wear with practically anything and everything.
The New Balance 990 is a sneaker with decades of history behind it. The Boston running brand introduced the sneaker back in 1982 when it was the first sneaker to ever retail for $100. Nowadays, the 990 has evolved into various forms with the New Balance 990v3 MiUSA Grey merging classic looks with a trendy feel. The v3 has been retroed recently and the fabled gray colorway is an easy pickup for the fall.
The adidas Yeezy line became extremely popular after its debut in 2015. Today, the sneaker line has grown into an offering of multiple silhouettes. The 700 is arguably one of the partnership’s most iconic models with the adidas Yeezy Boost 700 Wave Runner taking over the sneaker community with a distinctive chunky construction. Six years and a bunch of colorways later, the sneaker is still well-known and can be considered a classic. It’s rumored to be restocking as well, so prices are sure to drop even more on StockX.
The New Balance 550 is as retro as it gets. New-age vintage kicks, those inspired by 1980s basketball shoes, are trending on social feeds all over, with the 550 leading the charge. Nothing beats a cream and black combo. The cream color gives an aged look to the shoes and will only look more tastefully aged with wear.