With all the options out there these days–from air soles, waffle soles, BOOSTs, and endless collab editions, it can be quite refreshing to go back to the classics: trainers. You don't hear that word being thrown around to refer to shoes much anymore, but it's definitely not an outdated idea to stock up on these pairs.
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adidas Stan Smith
We know, we know. Almost everyone already has a pair because this became a hyped design just recently—but we can’t help it! Owning a pair of Stans is like owning a piece of history. This ubiquitous pair is a classic no matter how many times they reboot it.
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Puma Suede Classic
The Puma Suede Classic is simple, functional, yet modern. Pairing it up with either shorts or pants is a sure way to pull off that low-key stylish look, and suede just has this certain charm.
P3,670 at Capital
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Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star
From grade school to high school to college to work and well beyond—they never go out of style. Cop it in the classic white, and you’re sure to have a versatile pair in your arsenal.
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Superga 2750 Cotu Classic
The widespread popularity of Superga 2750 Cotu Classics has evolved from being the tennis shoes way back in 1911 into a staple casual sneaker today. It's a marriage of simple yet recognizable design and a brand that doesn't feel too popular just yet.
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Dubbed as one of the products that catapulted Nike to success, its silhouette remains distinct and remarkable. Even if you don't cop the Forrest Gump colorway, it remains an iconic sneaker.
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Sperry Captain's CVO
While Sperry may be known for its boat shoes, there’s no denying that its sneaker game also packs a punch. The Captain’s CVO, a minimalist take on trainers, oozes comfort casual at its core.
P3,295 at Complex Lifestyle Store
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Another classic rebooted by the Three Stripes is the Gazelle. The suede material gives this a truly laid back feel—a perfect companion for your day-to-day trips.
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Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66
Incredibly lightweight, durable, and stylish. You don't often think of Japan when it comes to shoes but the Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 is one of the low-key sneaker must-haves on this list.
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New Balance 247 Deconstructed
The 247 Deconstructed offers you a convenient slip-on style while its lightweight design, simplified silhouette, and REVlite sole make it an incredibly easy, effortless wear.
P5,995 at Capital
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Asics Curreo II
While both Asics Curreo II and the Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 don the same iconic Tiger print, this one differs primarily with its material being Eco leather and a more sporting-oriented construction.