Kick Back with Our Favorite Classic Canvas Kicks for Under $65

Taylor Swift in Dazzling Blue Keds

Taylor Swift in Dazzling Blue Keds

You’ve got your heels. You’ve got your summer gladiators, your fall riding boots and your after-dark go-to sex-on-stilettos pair of pumps, but sometimes you want to just forget all about fancy feet and go for something classic and comfortable. And now that spring’s sprung and summer is on the horizon, we’re loving the classic look of canvas sneakers. So forget your wedge sneakers and over-embellished designer collab kicks, because you’re in for a refresh. Shop our favorite classic sneakers — which look equally at home with your favorite sundress and your go-to jeans — all for under $65.

Superga 2750

Superga 2750

The Superga 2750

Debut: 1925, Italy

For a continental twist on the classic canvas sneaker, go for the original Italian tennis shoe, the Superga 2750 Cotu Classic ($65). The classic style has remained almost unchanged since it’s release, which revolutionized footwear by introducing vulcanized rubber. That meant Superga was making shoes that were more durable than your average sneaker. Today, the brand’s under the helm of Steve Madden and boast Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen as creative directors, who gave the classic shoes a luxe twist with cashmere and linen versions in the The Row for Superga collection.

Available at Piperlime.

Vans Classic Slip-On

Vans Classic Slip-On

The Vans Slip-On

Debut: 1976, USA

Forever associated with the surf and skate culture, it’s tough to imagine beach jaunts, boardwalk strolls and even skateboarding sessions without envisioning a few versions of the Vans Classic Slip-On ($47). The brand’s “sticky” sole made it a go-to for skateboarders, but it also makes for a comfortable, go-everywhere sneaker that we love paired with a fun, flirty summer dress for a little bit of a tomboy twist. Vans is always releasing luxe leather slip-ons in its California sub-label, but we won’t ever be without the classic checkerboard pattern.

Available at Piperlime.

Keds Champion

Keds Champion

The Keds Champion

Debut: 1916, USA

Practically unchanged since 1916, the Keds Champion ($39) is a little softer than the Slip-On, a little more girl-friendly and it’s endorsed by none other than country-pop chanteuse Taylor Swift. If that’s not enough, they’re lightweight, comfortable a sweet enough to wear with rompers and other summer staples even if you’re not penning breakup songs. We love the bright solid colors, but Keds offers this classic style in a rainbow of prints, patterns and more.

Available at Macy’s.

Converse All-Star

Converse All-Star

The Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star

Debut: 1917, USA

When Converse released its classic Chuck Taylor in 1917, the brand had an almost-monopoly in the sneaker industry for decades. That classic style is a go-to for rock stars, preps and more, but recently, the brand has given its classic shoe a more feminine shape and silhouette with the Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Fancy ($55). For those who think the classic All Star is just a little too masculine (it’s a unisex style, after all) go for this slimmer, more streamlined shape and you’ll be stepping out in style no matter what you wear with them.

Available at Piperlime.

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Images courtesy Keds, Macy’s and Piperlime

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.