The 25 Greatest Fashion Sneakers Of All Time

At first glance, "high-fashion" and "sneakers" seemingly don't belong to the same world. After all, Fashion—the capital F kind—brings to mind elite snobbery thanks to garments that are prohibitively expensive simply in the interest of being such. Sneakers, on the other hand, are the people's footwear. They are for those who lead a modest, albeit active, lifestyle. Fashion relishes in the delicate and rare, while sneakers trade in the currency of performance and comfort. Yet in today's modern menswear landscape, the world of Fashion is an integral part of the sneaker community. How did that happen? Did fashion brands one day wake up and realize that men were no longer solely interested in hard bottom footwear, particularly during the work week? As offices became more casual, did the demand for proper shoes really fall off that much? Or was it merely a natural progression, brands expanding their businesses into new territories? Whatever the reasons, it's clear that in today's world, no sneaker collection is complete without something high-end in the mix. Yes, like Fashion in general, these luxurious footwear offerings evoke a sense of superiority, but sneakers, unlike more formal footwear, afford a pretty unlimited range of design possibilities—more excitement and more room for intrigue. And sure, Nike, Adidas and Vans will continue to dominate the casual footwear market for the masses, but if the best design ideas in apparel happen at the top, can't the same be true of sneakers? Here we look back at the best high-fashion sneakers of all time, from luxurious nods to mass-market staples to truly innovative designer creations.

  • lol

    MMM replica Mid, Sandro Hi top, geo basket over dunks seriously ?

    • andre

      I don’t think it’s in a particular order.. i hope not at least.

      • Lawrence

        It’s not.

  • http://pittalo.tumblr.com/ pittalo

    Flyknits? Roshes? Air Forces? Superstars?

    • Jake Woolf

      Did you even read the headline?

      • http://pittalo.tumblr.com/ pittalo

        Sure thing

  • Sjoerd Krijnen

    Yeah, I think Undercover made like, almost the exact same shoe as the Céline one for men. http://www.mrporter.com/product/353700

  • Sjoerd Krijnen

    Great list though!

  • Satay

    DIOR HOMME HI TOPS CAMEO AS GOD WHOLETIME

    • A$ap Ferg´s accountant

      WELL FUCK ITS BEEN LIKE THAT FOR A MINUTE

  • William Sells

    gat’s are on here like four times
    quality list, 4p

  • Kingzback

    no loubs?

    • Angelo

      hell-fuckin-no

  • swagswag

    I’m still tryna get those vandals

  • DD

    This author’s so homo

    • Jake Woolf

      Oh, I get it. Like how our article on “Womenswear Designers We Want To See Make Menswear” was “sus”? Why so insecure dawg? No one here thinks you’re gay (or cares who you are) so you can relax. We can talk about it if you want, or is speaking to another human being not on the Internet “homo”?

      • DD

        1st off fuck Nigga, u a guest, sooo I doubt ur the actual author. If u r fuck u, U write like a bitch..if ur not fuck u, gusto ass Nigga. Stay out of my disqus….lil bitch

        • Angelo

          You sound like the only faggot on here to me with that misogynistic bullshit. You ‘fraid of wearing a girls shoe? Homies might start thinking you queer? Damn, cuz you are? Damn, good luck tho.

          • DD

            Nigga WHO THE FUCK IS YOU!!?? N do u Hear yourself?? ” you afraid to wear girls shoe” u can keep Your heels n stiletos ya Pussy…I’ll keep stuntin in my Js..

          • BBB

            Just go away dude, you don’t like gays, we got it. Nobody cares about you son.

          • DD

            Shut the fuck up. Ur comments r so just irrelevant. If it don’t matter, don’t say nothing you shithead

          • BBB

            You sounds like you’re the kind of guy who sucks dick once a while.

          • DD

            I’m the type of guy that fucks Your mom And sister at the same time. Your the type of guy that says Corny, super random, retarded shit, to get a rise out of somebody. Your also the type of guy that wears a dress every once in a while And solicit head from dudes, Yo fuckin retarded Faggot. Say all the immature shit u want, but I’m Outti, cocksucker.

          • BBB

            It’s ok man, I know you try to act tough and shit in front of your CPU but enjoy being a queer cause you’ve got a sensitive side. You can’t explain it, but you enjoy it, so I’m gonna just let you know all these emotions you get is ok and fine, don’t restrain them and just be ok with it.

            Peace.

          • DD

            U’s a Bitch Nigga. Nuthin u say makes Sense Cuz.

          • BBB

            You’re just an insecure average male guy who’s more afraid of thinking you might like to suck cock than assuming your heterosexuality. It’s ok for you to be gay dude and deny it loud. I’m just glad you could get angry and shit on internet, and show this little feminine part you can’t show to your friends and in real life, and instead chose your anonymity to explain very loud what you cannot tell.

          • DD

            Loc, do you here Yourself?? You sound like such a Bitch. You sound like a scorned woman. You fuckin Pussy. Nothing you could say can offend Me, Cuz Umm, A) this is the internet, And Bitch niggas like you feel gully af over keyboards, B) YOU DONT KNOW ME! you can say all that cock shit u want, it doesn’t offend me, it just make u look like a sensitive. defensive. Little. Bitch.

          • BBB

            Shhhh, it’s ok dude. No amount of profanity or “bitch” can take away the fact you’re wet as soon as you imagine yourself fucking either a big black cock or even better : a dog. I’m not offending you since it’s a fact, and yes, reading you is enough to know you. Since you seems to confirm this by coming back again and again, and replying to those statements, which seems to arouse you ever more every time.

            So yes, say all you want, at the end, you’re just going to suck some dick and enjoy it, you just don’t know when you’re gonna start enjoying it.

          • DD

            A), you can’t Read what/or who you don’t know, B.) “You’re either Corny or an opportunist” you hopped on this comment chain like 4 days after it was over, got butthurt(pun?) Over anybody Who says someone is gay, see them argue a lil, then its done. Let Some time pass, then here comes you, captain save-a-homo, attacking anyone Who has “beef” with gay niggas like yoself, or doesn’t use “gay” in a glorifying manner like yourself, then u start saying incoherent shit, lame corny, retarded shit, n catch tht L, when the battles lost, resort to saying they like Dick like you. You keep saying the same shit, slow ass soft nigga. I can keep talking cause I’m a mothefucking Man, I can do Wtf I want. I call you a Bitch, cause you r a Bitch. So take it in Blood. Digest that L, Sensitive Nigga.

          • BBB

            I’m just talking about you, come on, chill out. No battles or insult. Just about you and you relation with dicks in general. And yes, this is internet, and I’ve got some free time, so don’t get too deep. I’m just curious about you, since you seems to validate what I’m saying, either indirectly (you’re probably really gay but don’t just know yet) or directly (you have a lot of anger issue and repressed sexual feelings, and look on insults as a medium to express it). But hey, like I said, it’s just a matter of time before you go to the grey zone and start peeping at shirtless sweaty guys.

          • DD

            Nigga you nasty. Everytime I Read Your messages, I gotta right Pause 1000 times in cursive. I’m not gay, nor have I ever been gay. I find yall repulsive. Disgusting. Goes without saying. You can say all that shit, but u don’t know me. Ur repetition has began to bore me, as its obvious this really gets u off, talking shit, wishing niggas was homo like u. There’s hotlines For people like u. so I’ll say farewell & leave you with Your L…”now go ahead n tell these people something they don’t know about me”…Bitch.

          • BBB

            You’re mistaken. The only disgust you get is for yourself and your own reflection in what I say. The need to deny you’re gay, the fact you can fuck my mother and sister easily, these are what defines what you might think a real man should do or not. You’re half disgusted and half aroused at the idea you “might” like to fuck men. And no, I’m not the one making this repetitive, you’re the one who keeps coming back and confirming all those sexual innuendo. Nobody force you to comment what I say, but still, you continue and probably find more pleasure in denial than accepting who you are. Your lack of self-esteem and deep self-hatred is what makes you confused. If you were straight as an arrow, you wouldn’t even bother to comment this.

          • SpawnofBasquiat

            You sound like a hypebeast, you faggatron. This blog clearly isn’t for you. Go back to Complex.com and eat a sack of baby dicks

          • DD

            Sigh..go Fucking kill yourself. How am I a hypebeast, Cuz I said “Js”?? YOU DONT EVEN KNOW ME! YOU DONT KNOW ME!! DIE SLOWWWW, u fuckin cunt. Come ’round me, id split Your wig. Clap you the fuck up. U n ur internet Goonz…u niggas ‘ so gay For goin n my disqus.

          • Angelo

            yo nigua one year later you still a toy ass little bitch boooiiii! HAHA FUCK YOU B

          • DD

            U a fuckin Bitch ass Nigga, commenting on old ass shit. Hate fuck, dickriden niggas like you.

      • DD

        N that shit was Suspect!! Soft niggas like u wanna wear bitches clothes, maybe if them shits was kinda unisex, but no, them hos was frilly n straight up Bitch made

      • KennyG

        Right on

  • Choatsy

    MMM mids? Woolf wears them, still reaching!

  • rocco

    That Sandro sneak is hawt! Saw these kicks at Bloomies but I’ve got to call out these gents for jacking the Vans O.G. design.

  • Jon R

    No Wings+Horns? No KVA? No CCP? No Augusta??

    No Ann D?!!

    • 1oo

      No raf velcros

  • gerald

    Jon Buscemis?

  • Bob

    No Ato Matsumotos?? No Prada World Cups??…

  • http://instagram.com/stevenamir SC

    no frees? jk lol!

  • Joshua Michael Carson

    I’m getting vibes that someone likes GATs a little. That said, I really want a pair.

  • Manny Shevits

    No sambas, despite all the other GAT interpretations? I bet it has outsol(e)d it’s more expensive brethren 10 to 1.

  • http://www.lethird.com/ LE3RD GbR

    besides Balenciaga and the Wests, everything has the shape of “look at me, i look like fancy sideshow bob”

    • Ekwinoks

      Yooo exactly what I was thinking

  • Ekwinoks

    Best high fashion sneakers hands down r the kanye x Louis Vuitton and the Balenciaga arenas no question, all the others are terrible or average at best