With the summer coming to an end, it means it’s the back-to-school season. From grade school to university and college, there are countless students looking for a new pair of shoes to look fresh for the beginning of the school year. You can have the nicest outfit but without a fresh pair of shoes, your outfit will be incomplete.
Shopping for shoes has become increasingly difficult with the variety of brands, designs, and technologies that are available. You may be looking for a brand new design that will let you look up to date with all of the trends or you may be looking for a classic design that will match the vintage vibe of your wardrobe.
To help you make your decision, here are 10 of the best back-to-school shoes for 2018:
Nike Air Max 270
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Unveiled on Air Max Day 2018, Nike’s latest Air Max design has been one of the hottest shoes of the summer. Featuring a large Air Max bubble at the heel for extra comfort and available in a variety of colourways, the Air Max 270 is an instant classic that will be the perfect shoes for your everyday needs.
Nike Air Max 90/1
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When Nike decided to put together two of its most popular designs onto one silhouette, you knew that it was going to be a home run. The Air Max 90/1 takes the upper of the Air Max 1, designed in 1987, and the midsoles and outsoles of the Air Max 90, designed in 1990, to create a flawless hybrid model that put a new twist on two classic designs.
Air Jordan 1
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The Air Jordan 1 is a timeless silhouette that has become a mainstay in countless closets and it is truly one of the most versatile shoes ever. It is now readily available at most retailers in numerous colourways as a mid-cut, and the highly sought after high-cut is consistently brought back in multiple colourways as a retro.
adidas Ultra Boost All Terrain LTD
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Over the past few years, no other shoe has taken over the industry more than the adidas Ultra Boost. It is arguably one of the most comfortable shoes on the market and the All Terrain LTD model gives you the protection you need for when fall begins and the conditions start to change.
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If you’re looking for a classic and vintage looking pair of shoes but still want the additional comfort from modern technology, look no further than the adidas I-5923. It is a perfect blend of comfort and style with an upper design that looks like it was plucked from the adidas archives sitting on top of a full Boost midsole for the comfort.
Reebok Classic Leather Altered
This summer, Reebok did what many fans have been waiting for when they took some of its classic silhouettes and gave it a modern update with the ‘Alter the Icons’ collection. The Reebok Classic Leather has been one of the most slept-on shoes in recent years and the ‘Altered’ update gave it a breath of fresh air.
PUMA Thunder Desert
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The trend of chunky shoes will continue for a while longer and if you’re looking for a clean pair at an amazing price point, the PUMA Thunder Desert is the choice for you. Available in a variety of tonal colourways, this unique design fits perfectly in your closet and is one of the easiest shoes to wear.
If you’re a traditionalist and want to have a classic pair of shoes for the school year that will never go out of style, look no further than the PUMA Suede. It is arguably one of the most classic and timeless shoes of all-time and one of the best things about the Suede is that there are now multiple creative collaborations available that will definitely help you stand out.
Under Armour HOVR SLK
When Under Armour began integrating its HOVR technology throughout its products, it was mostly seen on performance shoes such as running and basketball models. The technology made its way to a low-cut lifestyle silhouette when the HOVR SLK released and it is one of the most underrated shoes on the market with the comfort and wearability it provides.
New Balance 247 V2
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In the past, New Balance has been often associated with chunky shoes that dads may be seen wearing but with the release of the 247 collection last year, that perception began to change. The sleek design from the 247 collection received an update this year with the 247 V2 and it addressed many of the feedback that was received on the original design.
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