The 20 best sneaker designs of all time

Whether you know them by another name (trainers, kicks, runners, daps, or in my case, 'my babies'), there's no denying that sneakers' appeal goes way beyond functional footwear. The logo design, colourway, style and even packaging design all play a part, but there is still an indefinable quality that marks out your favourites.

Historically, sneakers have been a mark of our tribe, a product of our time, an outward reflection of context and culture. Countless sneakers have become indisputable design icons, up there with the design classics of any age.

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Dave Foy and Gareth Hanson formerly ran sneaker blog We Love Trainers, and describe themselves "unashamed fans of the legendary vintage sneakers of yesteryear".