2000: Sneakers

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Leave those wedges and wing-tips in your closet and step into some classic Sambas — but don’t worry, no running is involved. Popularized in the mid-2000s with Nike Air Force 1s, athletic sneakers made casual look cool.

The monochrome, stitched athletics can be paired up or down with cuffed jeans or floral dress. Adidas Originals Superstar sneakers are the perfect pair for recreating this classic combo.

Go even bolder with a retro high-top, but remember: less is more. If you want to go for neutral colors and sleek, thin textures, try Vans Sk8-Hi high tops.

Story by Romana Mrzljak

Models DeVon Haynes & Maxine du Maine

Photo Jenny F. Chan

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