Who: Gerald Flores, Associate Editor
Sneaker: Brooks Vanguard, $90
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Brooks Running may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of what the common sneakerhead is looking for. Nowadays, the brand is known more for its technical runners, but it's just started digging in the crates of its 100-year-old archive. The Vanguard is a vintage silhouette that Brooks brought back for the first time this spring. It's got those clean design lines and pigskin upper that are a throwback how running shoes were made back in the '70s. (Think Nike Cortez or Onitsuka Tiger's Corsair) The color options are also pretty rad, especially for those who don't always want a pair of white kicks for the summer and are looking for something a little different. — Gerald Flores