Back to school season is officially here, and you know what that means: Classmates are breaking out fresh pairs of white-on-white Nike Air Force 1s, "Checkerboard" Vans, and "Wheat" Timberlands left and right. As timeless as those shoes are, when we say everyone will be rocking them, we do mean everyone.

It'll serve you well to keep the classics on deck in your closet, but if you really want to let your kicks do the talking, we’ve got the sneakers that will help you stand out on campus. Whether it’s a rare collaboration like the Pharrell Williams x adidas Hu NMD or something a little easier to track down like next weekend’s Js, these are the sneakers that will elevate your kick game just in time for syllabus week.