You're Not a True Sneakerhead Until You Have These In Your Shoe Closet

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Ten-Second Takeaway

Get a low-down on our picks for the best sneakers you can get your hands on in town.

The Classics

Trends come and go, but some styles simply refuse to die out. Staples like the Adidas Stan Smith and the Reebok Classic are bestsellers, and have been around since before most sneakerheads of today were in diapers. They were done right the first time around and haven’t changed much since.

Where: Buy Adidas Stan Smith here

The Skate Shoe

Whether you own a board or not, skate shoes, like the Vans Authentic, are a must-own, and thanks to their durability, make for great wear-anywhere shoes.

Where: Buy Vans Authentic here

The Mesh Runner

Bring the heat, even when it’s hot outside. Shoes with mesh uppers, like the Reebok Furylite, keep your feet cool, aired-out and plush, owing to the Ortholite insole. Sneakers are seasonal too!

Where: Available at Vegnonveg

The Future Classic

Classics are always good to own, but it’s equally good to own some designs that are simply ahead of their time for when you really want to show off. The Reebok Instapump Fury Road is a perfect example with its unconventional pump system and angular lines.

Where: Available at Vegnonveg

he Modern Interpretation

There has been a wave of releases recently which are simply modern interpretations of older classics. Combining modern technology with old school silhouettes is something amazing, because it gives the brand a chance to showcase their tech as well as sneakerheads a chance to pick up some old school kicks that may never see a re-release. The best example in this category is easily the Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit; a super light Flyknit version of the Air Force 1, which is a shoe that has seen countless colourways and versions over the past 34 years of its existence.

Where: Available at Vegnonveg

All these sneakers are available at the VegNonVeg store, now open at 135/136, Meherchand Market.


I’m the Brand and Culture manager at VNV and run a menswear blog called Stranger In Suede, which also has a sneaker section where I write about and do video reviews of kinds of sneakers. I love basketball, hip hop and most things Japanese. Being an Indian sneakerhead, I can say that VNV is something that people who love sneakers in this country desperately need. A place, not just to buy the latest sneakers that don’t make it to India, but also a place to learn more about sneakers and to meet other shoe nerds.