UNIFORM | Nike Vortex
Photo of Daryl Hannah via The Harvey Faircloth tumblr.
The Nike Vortex may be one of the last points on the 20th century sneaker design timeline that has retained a timeless and classic appeal. I think its sneaker peer group would consist of Chuck Taylors and Jack Purcells, Rod Lavers and Stan Smiths, and dozen others. But the Vortex wasn't designed until 1985 (13 years after the Nike Cortez); and despite their birth year being smack in the middle of one of fashion's most recognizable decades, they don't scream "the 80s" to me. What else designed in 1985 could you say the same for? And although I love those neon Nike Vortexes that resurfaced a few years ago, I think Daryl Hannah shows us how good they can look in neutrals.
Prices and color option vary from retailer to retailer, but mostly they're listed in men's sizes. I've found them available at Urban Outfitters, Zappos, 6PM, Nordstrom and through Nike.