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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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UPDATE: In case your feet have been feeling a bit under-accessorized, we have some good news. The Olivia Palermo + Aquazzura designs are officially available to purchase on Net-A-Porter. The bad news however? They've already sold — and sold out — like hotcakes. Regardless, we've linked ahead to all the elegant read
As August peaces out, leaving our tropical-print rompers in the dust, we also retire our summer slides (sigh) and tuck our feet back into closed-toe shoes. But, since we're still in our slip-on-and-go mentality, we're looking for kicks that have the functionality of active sneakers without all the fuss of ankle-binding read