Sneakers are a lot of things to a lot of people, but they really shouldn’t be something that you stress out over on a day-to-day basis. If choosing your sneakers takes longer than brushing your teeth in the morning, it’s probably time to invest in some versatile kicks for your rotation. The perfect “goes with anything” sneaker is out there for you. Here are ten to help point you in the right direction.
A handful of Air Jordan 1 options could have gotten the nod here but we ultimately settled on the “Shadow” as our favorite for the sake of versatility. Simply put, black and grey go with everything no matter the season or occasion.
There are approximately 482 white leather low-top adidas shoes on the market—the Stan Smith with black leather accenting is perhaps the best of the bunch. The one time performance tennis shoe feels even more relevant today than it did in the 1970s.
The Nike Air Force 1 Low “White on White” is the quintessential summer shoe of New York City. Oh wait, it’s also the quintessential sneaker of pretty much anytime, anywhere, and anyone else, too.
Meet the anchor to any great sneaker rotation: the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi. Whether you opt for the low or high-top is irrelevant—the Chuck 70 is perhaps the most classic shoe design of all time. The black canvas edition is the most versatile of all, but as the photo above illustrates, there's no wrong answer when it comes to Chuck 70 colors.
Excuse us for being a bit non-committal, but as you can see, there are just too many great all-grey New Balance models that fit our “goes with anything” criteria. The 990, 998, and so on—cop one or all and put an end to your worries about over choosing sneakers to wear ever again.
Posing as both a skate and lifestyle model, the Vans Old Skool has enjoyed a decorated run as one of the most popular shoes on the market. Its jazzy leather side stripe makes it a playful option for casual looks.
Most of the options we’ve featured thus far feature a streamlined shape—the adidas Yeezy Boost 700 “Utility Black” takes that notion and flips it on its head for something a bit more adventurous while remaining every bit as versatile as your favorite heritage looks.
Falling under the “take your pick” category, the Nike Blazer Mid ‘77 VNTG Pack, with its vast collection of colorful Swooshes that range from easy-to-wear to neck-breaking, is a silhouette that’s as easy to wear as it is an integral part of Nike’s performance footwear history.
If it’s comfortable footwear you’re after, the adidas Ultra Boost collection not only sits at the top of the cozy lifestyle-meets-performance runner segment, but it comes in a multitude of neutral flavors to pair with virtually anything.
What… The… Yes, the Nike Air Force 1 Low “What The NY” actually can be worn with nearly everything for the simple fact that it goes with absolutely nothing. The same holds true for other outlandish looks: the atmos x Nike Air Max 1 “Animal Pack 2.0,” Nike Air Max 95 “ERDL,” and adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Yecheil,” just to name a few.