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There’s a reason some shoes have so much staying power. It’s because they’re really good. Sure, you can pay $200 for a solid lace-up sneaker from Vince, or you could go straight to the source and get the classic Vans that Vince based its shoe on. Just sayin’.
If you share this ideology and love the brands you’ve worn for decades, this one’s for you — because those slip-on Vans are on sale, and so are all the other shoes you’ve been coveting. Scroll down for 16 pairs you’ll want now.
These classic sneakers are approved by the closest thing we have to American royalty: both Meghan Markle and Barack Obama are fans of the original Adidas Stan Smith sneakers. In three classic colors, they have a timeless cool factor that can’t be replicated.
Shop it: Adidas Originals Stan Smith, $61 (was $80), zappos.com
Another royalty-approved sneaker is the Superga COTU. This time, it’s duchess-approved — Kate Middleton has been wearing these classic canvas sneakers to casual royal outings for years.
Shop it: Superga 2750 COTU Classic Sneaker, $52 (was $65), zappos.com
We’ll stay true to this classic slide forever. They boast a padded collar and a plush footbed, making them perfect for all-day wear. As much as we like our Vans to look a touch distressed, these have an ultra-durable upper so they’ll last through all your upcoming treks.
This soccer shoe was first produced in 1949 — talk about classic. A lightly cushioned footbed makes them great for walking, working and anything that requires you to be on your feet all day.
A sleek and functional Chelsea boot with that Doc Martens edge we all love. Unlike the classic Docs that take dozens of wears before they’re truly broken in, these are soft and conform to your foot right out of the box.
It doesn’t get more timeless than the original Converse Chuck Taylors. The platform sole provides height and support, while the lightweight canvas upper doesn’t require any breaking in.
The ‘90s are back, and we’re thrilled about it! Over a thousand reviewers swear these are the most comfortable shoes ever, and we believe them: They both look and feel like clouds.
This sneaker launched in 1981 and is still made with the same attention to detail. A padded tongue, collar and footbed provides plenty of comfort and shock absorption, so you can wear them on hikes, to the gym or just to run errands.
A go-with-anything shoe that gives you a little height. The platform sole feels sturdy yet light, while the foam-padded collar envelops your foot in comfort.
Every cool person in Europe wears these. Wear them on your next trip — either abroad, across state lines or even down the block. The perforated padded footbed ensures your feet can breathe.
When did duck boots get so fashionable? The waterproof rubber sole has plenty of traction, so you won’t worry about slip-and-sliding any time you encounter icy terrain.
These are the chicest flip flops you’ll ever own. Unlike the $5 pair you dread wearing, these are designed for comfort and support, so you’ll want to sport them on beach days and beyond.
Somehow this sneaker looks cool no matter who wears it. Maybe it’s the padded sole, or the ultra-soft suede and mesh exterior — either way, these are designed with comfort as the top priority.
These boots are so durable, they’re practically invincible. They’re also designed to last years. They’re so comfortable and lightweight, you can wear them on days it’s not even raining. There’s a reason celebrities and It Girls alike love wearing these to music festivals: They’re sturdy, can handle any weather and encase your foot in comfort.
The colors of this shoe are so on point. These are as comfortable as they are cool, and some reviewers love how the shoe makes their feet appear smaller.
Comfort has a new name: Koolaburra. These feature an iconic suede upper with ultra-soft sheepskin inside.
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