Like a good bottle of wine and the eternal hottie George Clooney, vintage sneakers prove that these babies get better over time. With a gash or two on the sides and maybe some paint splatters here and there, the value of these sneaks shoot up even more. Let’s face it, stark-clean soles are no longer a thing of the millennia as the mark of time gives more character to any OOTD. Distressed, frayed, and faded are now the big players in the game of fashion especially with urban street-style.
Where do you get the best footwear that are immortal with style? We went through the extensive sneaker-scape of The SM Store and came out with 5 vintage soles that were a hit 10 years ago and are a bigger deal now! Scroll down and marvel at eternal design that completes any look from the streets down to the runway.
Tied Up Chucks
Converse sneakers have made several appearance in hit movies and TV shows with one thing in common: a kitschy pair of chucks are tied together on a telephone line. For a true 90s look, loosen up the laces and tie up your laces with the kindergarten criss-cross pattern.
Before the famous boat-shoe happened for Sperry’s, vintage sneakers hit the pavements with their faded ocean palette collections. Add a coastal twist to your OOTD with tattered Sperry’s to your casual garb.
We all know Vans a little too well as it was the style staple during our punk-emo phase (we all know you had one!). We loved the edginess a gaping tear would give us before, and nothing has changed now! Pair your sneakers with some distressed jeans and a statement shirt and you’re good to go for an off-duty model look.
Lit Up Levi’s
The skater boy and girl in us are never without hard-soled sneakers to get us rolling. Give yourself an added boost with a shoe that doubles as a comfy lift when heels are a no-go.
The athleisure trend couldn’t have come in a better time! Pony sneakers – a glamorized sports shoe can be used on the court and on the streets. Mix style with exercise with a shoe that doesn’t compromise both.
Thinking of upping your shoe-game with vintage soles? Grab a pair or two in The SM Store and don’t forget to make a stop at The SM Sneaker Fest until April 30!
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