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Take a look at some of the most iconic designer shoes that we've loved in recent years and find out why they're still worth rocking today

The sneaker community is growing—and continues to grow—throughout the years. Now, designer brands are racing to create some of the most iconic shoes for both men and women using different silhouettes and experimenting with colourways that can grab sneakerheads' attention. Let's take a look at what sneakers these luxury brands have released so far and see if any of them deserve to be in your closet.

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Yeezy Boost

These were the original Yeezys that first made waves in the sneaker world. Apart from having an entirely different sneaker silhouette, these sneakers were the very pair rapper Kanye West wore to the 50th Grammy Awards. It was where he first introduced Yeezys. No wonder the pair recently broke records being the most expensive sneaker globally after going under the hammer at Sotheby's. It was sold for USD1.8 million.

Balenciaga Triple s

During the time when chunky sneakers were the most coveted trainers in the fashion world, the Balenciaga Triple S became a financial success. Many loved the design so much that the brand had to release a variety of colourways to match different tastes. Although many are claiming the Triple S to be a mere fad, we beg to differ, considering the fact that many brands' new releases today continue to use a similar colourway.

Louis Vuitton Archlight sneakers

First released in Spring Summer 2018, the Louis Vuitton Archlight sneakers have a futuristic design; arched and wavy soles and oversized tongue. These trainers are so unique you probably can tell what they are from afar. The brand's signature logo and colourway used in these sneakers make it distinctly Louis Vuitton. 

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Dior B23 sneakers

What makes the Dior B23 unique is its white and black oblique motif and transparent panelling. Despite having a silhouette that's pretty common, there are distinct details that make it luxurious. It also has a 'DIOR' signature on the sole. Needless to say, the brand did a solid job recreating the classic high-top silhouette.

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Off-White x Air Jordan 1 Chicago sneakers

When Virgil Abloh's Jordan 1 Retro High Off-White Chicago came out, many sneakerheads couldn't contain their happiness. This is because these sneakers are reminiscent of the original Chicago colourway. It's a deconstructed design that remains one of the most coveted Off-White sneakers worldwide.

Adidas x Raf Simons Ozweego

Adidas teaming up with Raf Simons to launch the Ozweego is a brilliant move, considering that these kicks are now one of the most iconic sneakers in the market. Its incredibly thick soles make it quite a memorable take on the chunky shoe trend. And the fact that Adidas continues to release new variations—adding a metallic sole—only proves that this pair is something that doesn't go out of style.

Gucci Ace sneakers

Perhaps sneakerheads love Gucci's Ace sneakers because, unlike other new sneakers, it doesn't have a bold design. What makes it even more iconic is the embroidered logo, whether it's just the red and green stripes or the signature bee logo. How can anyone get sick of this neat white pair of shoes when they can wear them with any type of outfit?

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