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This year has been enormous for sneakers, with technical trail sneakers successfully climbing the ranks of high-fashion footwear, luxury houses such as Acne Studios and Balenciaga further distorting the everyday sneaker, and collaborations such as that of Virgil Abloh and Nike steering us to desire form over function.

With so many conflicting designs, iterations and understandings of what a performance sneaker actually is, it can be easy to overlook the silhouettes that have in fact been purpose built to perform. And if this has caused you to begin questioning your knowledge of what real performance sneakers look like, we have created a list of some of the best available to shop right now below.

For more roundups, we selected the best sneakers of 2017 so far; be sure to check them out here.

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