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Back To Basics: 17 Lo-Fi Sneakers That Keep It Real

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    There's no doubt about it: 2013 was the Year of the Sneaker. Truly. From Isabel Marant's wedged Bekett sneaker that just wouldn't quit to super-fly (you know what's coming…) Nike Flyknits, revamped trainers made an appearance on the soles of street-style all-stars, celebs on the red carpet, and everyone in between.

    Still, there's something unassumingly cool and nostalgic about rocking some old-school tennis shoes and taking it down a few notches. They'll never go out of style, yet they have the ability to take us back to those summer-camp days. So, in the name of simple perfection, we rounded up 17 of the best lo-fi sneakers that prove you don't need a ton of bells and whistles to kick back in style.

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