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10 Iconic Sneakers You Need Right Now
Whether you’re working out or working from home, get instant style cred with this lineup of statement-making shoes.
If there’s ever a time to live in your sneakers, it’s now, as the main dress code in the current WFH state is: Comfort. Happily, this also puts you on top of the latest footwear trends, with sneakers remaining the frontrunner in fashion in summer 2020. Iconic designs are hitting new heights of popularity—shoes that took the memo on timelessness and crushed it. Evolving and elevating their style over the years, these looks for women and men combine performance prowess, universal wardrobe appeal and a dose of nostalgia into universally coveted kicks that have become the stuff of legend. From the quintessential Classic Leather to ever-fabulous Freestyle Hi, discover the coolest iconic sneaker superstars you need in your life.
The OG of sneaker-dom, emblem of ’90s cool-kid kicks and perennial box-fresh fan favorite, few iconic shoes surpass the Classic Leather in terms of icon status. Clean lines, an effortless silhouette and that signature gum sole offer a time-proof aesthetic that transcends trends, while a gender-neutral appeal makes this sneaker a versatile wardrobe staple. Styled with your favorite boot-cut jeans or the latest slim-fitting joggers, the Classic Leather is the ultimate wear-with-anything pair.
Playing to its ’80s tennis roots with chill, sporty vibes, Club C Revenge has evolved into a cult lifestyle hit that continues to serve big on style. The secret to its enduring sartorial success comes from a neutral silhouette punctuated by a genius play on color options, from the signature monochrome contrasting side stripes to seasonal updates in fun, vibrant hues. Earning extra kudos for its wide range of iterations for both men and women, Club C Revenge offers pared-back, preppy styling potential. Show off these kicks with cropped jeans, culottes, midi-skirts and even shorts to really max the look.
Just like your gym buddy who never breaks a sweat, the Workout Plus is killing it right now with its cool, calm confidence. It’s the perfect sparring partner for workout-to-night-out (or day-jog-to-day-job), thanks to its functionality-meets-fashion construction. Low-key styling on the upper keeps the focus firmly on the iconic sneaker’s trademark, iconic H-strap, leaving space for block-color iterations, gum sole additions and even statement frosted outsoles for a more extreme take on this mega classic. Pair these with your fiercest workout look for all the feels.
Seizing the baton from its Club C Revenge teammate, Club C 85 has a way more fashion-forward mood, taking the classic, laid-back design and running with it. Demonstrating retro-meets-right-now vibes with fierce conviction, this iconic shoe showcases translucent overlays, bold logo-plays and contrasting color accents that really set it apart from the pack. Go all-in on statement and wear these fashion kicks for every occasion—especially with tailored pants and a blazer.
With innovation in its DNA, the Zig may have its roots in the Reebok archives but its sights are set firmly on the future. High-vibe energy with some major bounce in its step (thank you cutting-edge technology and unparalleled pump action), Zig Kinetica shoes are a force to be reckoned with. Coveted by sneakerheads and worshipped by fashion fans, the streamlined silhouette makes for agile workouts while signature cushioning offers up plenty of comfort. Team these with your coolest athleisurewear, from matching sets to leggings and sweats.
Part of the original ’90s running crew, with its recent reboot the Aztrek evolves the chunky-shoe trend for a whole new tribe of fans. Its uber-stacked sole and directional detailing and a modern edge to this innovative style that borrows from hiking and outdoor adventuring to create a look both highly functional and impossibly cool.
If life is a marathon, then the newest Nano, Nano X, is legit in it for the long haul, offering up multi-fitness and endurance capabilities with relaxed lifestyle vibes. The ideal icon for ass-kicking activities, these sleek, streamlined sneaks infuse dynamic form and function with all-day wearability. Whether WOD or weekend wear, pair yours with low-key lounge-y looks for understated cool.
The RBG of sneakers, originally released back in 1982, the Freestyle was one of the first athletic shoes created exclusively for women. Born out of the aerobics era and fondly remembered with leg warmers and home workout videos, this iconic style rocks on, instantly recognizable by its trademark high top silhouette and double Velcro straps. It’s as relevant now as it was then, and works best when paired with anything cropped or mini.
From its innovative inception with pioneering pump technology, the InstaPump is an all-out game-changer. This chunky-soled icon is loud, proud and perfectly proportioned in its blown-out silhouette. High-octane in its athletic potential and unapologetically statement in its lifestyle looks, these are the iconic sneakers to get you noticed both on and off the track. Opt-in on the monochrome styles, and pair with denim, faux fur, leather leggings and tailored jackets.
Coming in hot on speed, stability and style, Floatride runners are guaranteed to become future classics. These are the hero sneaks in your closet—lightweight, responsive and deftly balanced to whizz you through your workouts. And in true hero style, the array of color options is real. Pick your perfect go-faster combo and team with complementing leggings or shorts to nail your PB today.
If you’re loving these looks, take your sneaker game up a level with even more trends and styling mashups to nail this season.