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adidas Stan Smith

Performance history: Tennis

The Stan Smith may not be recommended for tennis use anymore, but it's cultural reach right now is about as big as it ever was. Need proof? Just look back to Sunday's MTV European Music Awards where Nicki Minaj wore an Alexander Wang dress inspired by the iconic adidas sneaker. Anyone with an affinity for sneaker history would love to find this pair of sneakers under the Christmas Tree come December 25.

$106

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Ascis Gel-Lyte III

Performance history: Training

The Asics Gel-Lyte III is rooted in the style of an old-school trainer but with a present day twist made ready for casual wear. Asics has been partnering with a number of designers as of late to bring us Gel-Lyte III collaborations, but as the saying goes nothing is better than the original.

$150

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Nike Air Max 1 Essential

Performance history: Running

The Nike Air Max 1 was the one that started it all in terms of visible air for the Swoosh. Debuting in 1987, the shoe would give way to the Air Max 90 that would reach iconic status due to its array of color combinations paired with unrivaled performance.

$150

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Nike Air Pegasus 83

Performance history: Running

As one of Nike's most classic running sneakers, the Air Pegasus is now on its 31st iteration. The Nike Air Pegasus 83 takes inspiration from the running staple and redesigns it for everyday style and comfort. The nylon upper coupled with the lightweight midsole provide impact protection just like its running counterpart.

$106

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Onitsuka Tiger Colorado Eighty Five

Performance history: Running

Playing a prominent role in the Nike origin story, the Onitsuka Tiger is one of the most legendary runners in sneaker history. Now a part of Asics, this souped up version of the Tiger comes with both mesh and leather uppers with a trail-inpired rubber outsole.

$103

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