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It’s 2018. Sneakers Should Be for Every Gender

If it fits and you like it, wear it.
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These sneakers all have one thing in common: They don’t give a damn who’s wearing them. Call it unisex, call it ungendered, call it uncharacterized good style. No matter what you call it, there’s never been a better time to blur the lines between men and women’s fashion; why not extend it to the literal foundation of your look? Don’t worry if your date, best friend, or girlfriend shows up in the same pair; it just means they have great taste. 

1| Adidas Stan Smith 

Stan Smiths are footwear chameleons. They can have a home in every type of style. The easy silhouette and range of colors make them timeless and endlessly versatile.

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2| Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star High-Tops 

And the other no-brainer, un-gendered sneak: Chuck Taylors. High, low, black, white, and everything in between.  

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3| APL Techloom Phantom 

APL makes unisex shoes in an impressive range of colors and prints. For something more fun than your normal neutral, try an unassuming blue. If you're looking to push the envelope, there are cashmere and animal-print takes, too. 

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4| Koio Capri Roccia 

You can't go wrong with a classic suede sneaker—and an expertly crafted Italian one, at that. Made for anyone and everyone who needs a clean-cut silhouette.  

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5| Mobs Tread High 

The tread on these sneakers make them feel significantly more technical than other unisex sneakers. (And yes, that's a good thing.) 

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6| Nike Air Max 90 Essential Sneaker 

Think of these as a streamlined take on the chunky dad shoe—and with more color options, to boot.

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7| Reebok Classic Leather Revenge Sneakers 

Reebok's classic leather sneakers are unisex, and the colorful iterations make them look as good as they feel. 

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8| Nike VaporMax Flyknit 2 

Another much-loved unisex Nike pick: the VaporMax. These are especially fit for the sneakerheads who prefer color patterns often reserved for female shoes. Because gender/color associations be damned. Wear what you want! 

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9| They New York Two-Tone Low 

They New York keeps all its focus on well-crafted, minimalist design. The geometric blocks of color give them just the right amount of personality. 

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10| Vans Old Skool 

There’s a reason these affordable kicks have been around forever. Try them in colorway you don't have already, like lavender. 

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11| York Athletics The Henry Fighters Edition 

And for something more active: York sneakers. They're technically boxing sneakers, but they're so streamlined that no one would know the difference. 

This story originally appeared on Esquire.com. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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