There are very few things I love, but one of them are great sneakers: Sneakers that are not only stylish, but that will last throughout the rainy season, and the summer, and those crazy days (if you’re a student, you’re probably doing more walking than driving as you want to save petrol!).
So here’s a list of sneakers that will last, while saving money in the long run (remember the African Proverb: Buy cheap, buy twice!).
This is my personal fave as I had a pair in high school and college. Both pairs lasted six years. They are easy to take care of, they are affordable, and they are comfortable. You can dress them up or down, and they also come in a huge variety of colours and shades and cuts that will suit you needs.
This sneaker, I think, was there before the foundation of time. All Star Converse come in many shades and colours and you can design your own now! They come in different cuts, including the ankle grazer and the high top. If I were you, I would go for the all black or otherwise the classic white with the red and blue stripes.
These guys have done really well, starting with skateboard-style shoes and branching out to the mainstream in time. I’m sure you will find a cut and a style that suits you. I recently fell in love with their all-white style and these shoes are hard-wearing as they were meant for skateboarding and doing kick-flips and grazing the ground and tar. So get a pair – it will last for a very, very long time.
I had a pair as a kid and I had them forever. They made this shoe so strong, and it’s great looking! They recently re-released the range – you may know them as Stan Smiths. They will set you apart in a crowd because they stand out, they are hard-wearing, and stay white for long. They are also leather – so shut-up and get a pair… they will outlast the weather.
Again, a personal revelation: I had a pair. Guess how long they lasted – eight years! They played soccer, I wore them up with suits… I even took them on a few dates. They’re available in great colours, tones, and shapes, and you can buy the leather or nylon variety.
Go get a good pair!