Classic Sneakers That Every Sneakerhead Needs In Their Closet
In today’s world, the hype surrounding a sneaker can cause the price to single-handedly skyrocket on the market. Although there are thousands of sneaker designs and styles out there to choose from, there are only a select few that are considered “classics.” We would like to shed light on some of the most legendary shoes. Before everyone began lining up for big shoe releases, these classics would probably have already been in a true Sneakerhead’s closet.
The original Air Max 1 was released in 1987 and had a Tinker Hatfield design, inspired by a Parisian centre. The shoe’s revolutionary design highlights the first instance of visible Air Max cushioning beneath the foam of the midsole. Following the original design, Nike continued this design with the Air Max 90, Air Max 95, Air Max 97 and many other Air Max styles including 2017’s VaporMax. The original red and white silhouette is known for its comfort. The Air Max 1 “Revolution” commercial still remains one of the most iconic ads of all time.
Every OG basketball Sneakerhead has surely owned a pair of Converse All Star Chuck Taylors at one point or another. This special shoe was first produced in 1917 and was the first mass-produced basketball shoe in North America. Since then, it has become an iconic fashion statement for both men and women. It is also a favorite style among punk rock bands, skateboarders, and many other “hipster” fashion looks. Although there are many popular styles on this shoe, the classic hightop “Parchment” Chucks are a necessary staple for your sneaker collection.
This quintessential sneaker has become streetwear’s definitive sneaker. This is one of the most recognizable silhouettes of all time and the original coloring is iconic to the sneaker industry. The black and red combination has a nickname that was banned by the NBA because of its controversy. Nike capitalized on this and used it to make an advertising campaign and made millions of dollars during Michael Jordan’s first season as an NBA player. Athletes and celebrities alike from Jay-Z to Kanye West have been seen rocking a pair of 1s over the years.
Stay tuned for more classic sneakers for Sneakerheads in part 2 next week!
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