UNIFORM | Classic Kicks



Classic sneakers have been a staple in the tomboy wardrobe for generations. Every year I go through at least one pair of canvas Vans Authentics, originally known as the Vans deck shoe—a design that hasn't changed since 1966.

I'd love to know, what's your favorite classic sneaker?


Here are a few of my favorites: Converse Jack Purcell ($65); Tretorn T56 ($78); Converse Chuck Taylors ($45); Superga 2750 Classics ($65); Vans Authentics ($52).

35 comments:

Kitty said...

I just bought my first pair of Vans, far out they're comfy!! Converse is always good too, but my absolute favorite pair of shoes atm is the Adi Hoop Hi in black - LOVE THESE SHOES!!

Lo said...

Another classic canvas shoe that comes to mind is an Australian great: The Dunlop Volley. They've been around since 1939, and have even started making their old designs again! I'm never without a pair; they're just so comfy, and to most of Australia, they bring lots of memories of the good years gone by.

monika@stylemadesimple said...

Chucks forever! Love your blog by the way :-))

Alexandra said...

Chucks!

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Nomadic D. said...

Number one would have to be Chuckies. The Jack Purcell ones are wonderful too, and then there's the bensimons, which I've never actually even tried on, but have been eying for years. Oh, and palladiums too!

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Badaude said...

You missed Bensimons!

Jess said...

Bensimons! And trusty Cons.

Cyd said...

I love the Supergas! I wear the navy ones. I remember a picture of Princess Diana in them years ago and I have been a fan ever since, even my 5 year old son wears them. Gosh there's another canvas one I can't put my finger on the name of.. but it had like a half moon shaped logo with orange in it...

sara. said...

i bought my first pair of Vans this year - the authentic lo pro black - and im already thinking baout buying a white pair.
but my all time favorites are the Chucks and the Purcells.

(and id love to own the Axl Converses.. but probably in a shelf)

Lili said...

I always admire the Converse... And try them on several times each summer season, but they don't seem to go well with my feet. Oh, maybe this year :-D

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Jennifer said...

Still deciding on a favorite! Had a a pair of chucks a few years ago; wore that to bits, and was reluctant to throw them out because it was so comfy! Now breaking in a pair of VANS canvas authentics, and liking them so far.

Lauren said...

BENSIMONS!

i discovered them about 6 years ago when i was living in paris - and buy at least 2 pairs a year! love love love

and keds!

-L
www.thesphinxandthemilkyway.com

Lizzie said...

Bensimons look awesome, I think I'll have to get a pair this summer now!

Cyd: Maybe you are thinking of Spring Courts?

Thanks for all the input! x

BASIIK said...

I love all of these. There are so many good styles to choose from now.

Kate - BASIIK Blog

sweetbugfarm said...

It's Jack for me~Purcells fit me just right, in a way the traditional Converse don't. A new pair, black or blue, every year without fail!

Ruby said...

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Lori said...

Chucks, Chucks, Chucks!

Soleil St. Fleur said...

The more I follow your blog, the more I realize my tomboy style. Gosh, I didn't pay any attention to it before. I have a major collection of converse all stars. I see a new color & I buy; rock with them frayed denim or beat up khakis. Love them & love this post! xx from Soleil

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Miranda M. Hansen said...

funny. just searching for a new pair of slip on Vans last night. i'm a loyal Chucks fan too. Don't forget about Keds!

caroline said...

I've gone through so much. when I was a kid, it was all about the keds. then as a middle schooler/high schooler I changed into converse. and as those wore out, I ended up with jack purcells. and now I'm back on keds and toms.

Chuck said...

Love all of these. I have a couple of pairs of Chucks but I want some Vans authentics, Supergas, Bensimons... I also want to start calling them 'kicks'. x

andrea despot said...

*wave* just want to say hi and introduce myself! i'm new to your blog and i'm completely loving it :)

lindsey said...

I love Muji's Good Fit sneakers, once you figure out the sizing.

http://www.muji.us/store/good-fit-sneaker-brown-mens.html

The brown is perfectttttt

Gabrielle said...

Always Springcourts in white and Bensimons in navy blue!

Jaime said...

Keds are just the best for comfort and class, in my opinion.

julia wheeler said...

i am all about my chucks but definitely wore vans all through my childhood! clearly we're all passionate about our shoes, right?!

Ari said...

I'm a fan of Chuck's. Classic, cool, timeless.

natfink said...

I love my grey chuck high tops, and my navy adidas gazelles.

Katrina said...

I have always worn Vans, but this year I may branch out and grab some Converse.

p.s I LOVE this blog.

Happenstance said...

Love these! All of these exist in our household. Just bought Penelope Superga's last week.

Paige said...

I have white Jack Purcell's in the closet right now. {So does my husband.}

Lea Anne said...

Black on black Superga's!

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Melinda said...

I absolutely adore these kind of sneakers.