They’ve been around for a long time, but have created some dynasties like Air Max, Air Force 1 and Air Jordan, plus classics like the Cortez, it’s hard to dispute them as one of the top sneaker brands right now.
Favorites: Blazer | Air Max | Air Max 2 | Jordans | AF1
Their classics like the Superstar, Stan Smith and Gazelle always make our lists of top sneakers every year, but they have been innovating the past few years with their 3d printing and sole technology and have to say, HUGE fans of the boost soles. Put them on any shoe and I’ll be interested.
Favorites: NMD | UltraBoost | Stan Smith | Boost-Soled Favorite
Like Adidas, they will make every essential sneaker video we’ll produce from here til the end of time. How do you deny the All Stars or Jack Purcell’s iconic status?
Favorites: All Stars | All Stars Alt | Jack Purcells | Unique Option 1 | Option 2
When they introduced the Achilles Low model in 2004, the men’s sneaker game was officially changed. Soft, Italian leather and a timeless design made them the perfect shoe for anything from a suit to shorts.
Not only are they responsible for some of the comfiest and most iconic running shoes ever made, they’re known for their excellent materials and craftsmanship. They have their classic styles, but have branched out into sleeker options and have also done some really cool collaborations too, that it’s hard to deny they’re one of the best sneaker brands right now.
As we’re from California, these have been virtual staples for us even as little kids, so while it seems like they bubble up in the international consciousness every decade or so, we’ve been seeing and wearing them our whole lives, so they deserve a place on the list for absolute staying power.