These ultra-classics have a sleek and slim style that’s tempting because they’re a far cry from all the bells-and-whistles, cherry red, super-shiny kicks we’ve been seeing. . . just about everywhere! With a truly high top and minimal stitching, you’re putting your best foot forward undisguised. Padding at the sides and top makes Common Projects our hero– they’ve pared down the outer details, but the inner workings? No way. [$335 at tobi]