By its very nature, fashion tends to move in cycles, and not everyone has the time or patience to stay on top of trends, which are often here one minute and gone the next.

As such, it’s a smart move to keep a few timeless sneaker options in your rotation. Below, we’ve rounded up some classic silhouettes that will never go out of style. Head over to Highsnobiety‘s dedicated shopping channel, What Drops Now, to shop the range in full.

Cortez Basic Leather

$75

Nike

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Nike celebrated 45 years of its iconic Cortez running model last week, so what better time to invest in a pair? Timeless and simple, it’s no wonder they’ve become the go-to sneaker for Kendrick Lamar.

Air Max 1 Pinnacle

from $137

NikeLab

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Any rotation without an Air Max 1 model is not really a rotation at all. For this opulent take, NikeLab kits out the running icon with a leather upper and leather lining at the heel.

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Gel-Lyte III 'Veg-Tan'

from $129

ASICS

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

We all got a bit carried away with veggie tan kicks in 2016, so it speaks volumes that these have stood the test of time. Pair them up with some light colored jeans for the perfect summer look.

M991

$217

New Balance

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Looking for an entry point to the ’90s-inspired, dad sneaker craze? These made-in-England NBs have got you covered.

Samba OG

$97

adidas Originals

Buy at Caliroots

This indoor soccer style from the 1950s has been cemented in the streetwear sphere, and alongside classic adidas silhouettes like the Gazelle, it still remains one of our favorites from the Three Stripes.

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Anaheim Factory Old Skool 36 DX

$63

Vans

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Vans pays tribute to its original Anaheim Factory with a throwback Old Skool which utilizes the original style number and color palette. The upgraded UltraCush sockliners will allow you to rock them in bare feet.

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Stan Smith

$68

adidas Originals

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Need we really introduce the Stan Smith? It’s adidas’s best-selling sneaker of all time for a reason.

Ace Sneaker

$620

Gucci

Buy at Mr. Porter

Struggling to tie your streetwear and high fashion looks together? The Gucci Ace offers the best of both worlds. Consider it an investment.

Suede Super

$70

PUMA

Buy at PUMA

OK — we admit that suede is always a hazard. But summer means less chance of rain. These Puma Suede Supers go with practically anything and are worth risking the weather for.

990v4

$165

New Balance

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $50

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Yet another heritage banger from New Balance. This update of the classic 990 model boasts ENCAP technology for cloud-like comfort.

Now see our choices for the best all-white sneakers out there, and where you can buy them.

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