When it comes to sneaker style, the Swoosh owns the street. With choices that range from subtle to subdued, all-out flamboyant to down-the-block, the iconic Nike Swoosh logo is a proud stamp of approval for sneaker enthusiasts and style icons year-round. Take a scroll below to see the styles we spotted getting major love on the streets right now.
1. The Icon
Wondering if you can wear white sneakers after Labor Day? When it comes to the iconic Air Force 1, you can rock the all-white version 365 days a year. The simplicity of a pair of “White on Whites” or “Uptowns” (as New Yorker’s call them) makes the Air Force 1 matchable with any type of pant—fleece, joggers, or crisp denim.
2. The Foams
Nike Foamposites began as a basketball shoe for Penny Hardaway back in the late ‘90s. However, as technology advanced, they became nearly obsolete on the basketball court. Thanks to their seemingly indestructible boot-like design, Foamposites are now a go-to for sneakerheads, especially during wetter winter months. Matching with your pants isn’t a must, but clearly not a bad idea, either.
3. The One That Started It All
The Air Jordan 1 might originally be from Michael Jordan’s 1985 rookie year, but it’s continued to be a staple sneaker. With every color under the rainbow available, you can’t go wrong with this timeless kick. It works with every type of outfit you can throw together, meaning you should probably have a few colorways on hand at all times (confession: we do).
4. The Neck-Breakers
If you’re style is attention-grabbing, having bold footwear is the foundation of any great look. The iconic Air Force 1 design from the days of Entourage, Nike MAG self-lacing sneaker from Back To The Future II, or a sneakerhead’s holy grail: the Air Yeezy or Air Max 90 Warhawk, will give you the cred you need to stand out in a crowd.
5. Retro Runners
When it comes to comfort, few sneakers can compare to classic running shoes. In the ‘80s and ‘90s, shoes like the Air Max and Sock Dart may have been designed for performance, but they’ve found a second life performing everyday duties for countless sneaker aficionados. Whether you want to make a statement with a bright & wild colorway or keep it calm with something more neutral, the choice is all up to you.
6. Ball Is Life
Hoops shoes might have taken a backseat in recent years with the rising popularity of running shoes and minimalist designs like the Nike Roshe, adidas NMD and Yeezy Boosts, but we sense a coming shift. Denim is having a comeback and “Dad shoes” are all the rage, signaling to us signature basketball shoes for players like Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and LeBron James will be back in the spotlight in no time.
7. Sole Mates
You can never go wrong matching kicks with your significant other, especially in a sneaker as classic as the Bred Jordan 1 (have you seen the Flyknit version?). Anyone who thinks this is a bad look clearly needs a hug.
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