The Stories:
A celebration of the people who inspire us and the classic kicks in their closets


 

Back to School with Adidas Originals

Fresh new gear for a fresh new start.
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Getting Cozy with Adidas Originals

Happy Feet, Happy Holidays.
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Boundary Breakers: Briana King Does It All

At only 25 years old, Briana King established herself as a model, skateboarder, creative, and musician.
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Complex Con 2018 Recap 2018

The_ONES favorite sneaker moments of Complex Con 2018 in Long Beach, CA.
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The Classic Black Sneakers Every Girl Needs.

Take a look at The_ONES’ black sneaker selection
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DC Shoes x The_ONES E. Tribeka Vachetta

Take a look as we unbox the DC Shoes x The_ONES E. Tribeka Vachetta.
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Life Is Beautiful (So Are Sneakers!)

The_ONES favorite sneaker moments of Life is Beautiful 2018 in Las Vegas.
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Shop The_ONES Curated by R&B Sweetheart Ravyn Lenae

“I tend to enjoy myself more when I'm wearing sneakers.”
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Vans x Disney

A sneaker collection so magical.
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The Sneakers we’re Fall’n in Love With

The season is changing and so is our sneaker rotation.
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Sneakers in Sin City: Our Favorite Kicks from Agenda Show Las Vegas 2018

And our very own The_ONES Café!
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Top Five Festival Sneakers

The secret to a flawless festival outfit that’s still super comfortable is a wear-with-everything sneaker.
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Vans x A Tribe Called Quest

Can I Kick It?
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Our New Pleasure: Pastel Sneakers

Pastel colors are our new obsession. The soft, muted colors are fun yet subtle enough to wear with any outfit.
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Ballet Break x The_ONES

When three off-duty San Francisco ballerinas trade in their pointe shoes and the stage for classic sneakers and the playground, it’s pure magic.
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What Happens When 2 L.A. Babes Make a Break for the Legendary Madonna Inn

Besties (and photographers and models) Alie Layus and Brook Power threw their sneaks, swimsuits, and sunnies in their bags and cruised north to California’s fantasyland inn for a quick girlfriend getaway.
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Hanging in Silver Lake with a Magazine Founder Who’s Changing the Game

Zarna Surti of new WOC mag, Tonal, was our spirit guide to this L.A. ’hood, which can serve up a strong drink, powerful night of poetry, or damn good taco exactly when you need it.
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Trend-Spotted: 9 Crazy-Cool Ways To Pair Plaid Pants & Sneakers

Everything about this off-duty pairing totally checks out. It’s a totally toned-down style reboot that’s on the rise in a big way.
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Shop The_ONES Curated By Famed NYC Performance Artist Alok Vaid-Menon

Alok is all about fabulously over-the-top style—bold lipstick, Dynasty-era blazers, and patterned dresses—challenging expectations of both gender and fashion.
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14 Totally Updated Ways to Wear Jeans + Sneakers

Ways to rock this iconic pairing that maybe you’ve never thought of.
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Sneaker Diaries: On The Go With L.A.’s It Girl Photographer

From a photo shoot out in the middle of the desert to unearthing inspo at her favorite record/bookstore, this is an unfiltered look inside Alie Layus’ dreamy SoCal life.
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A Sharp-Dressed Woman: 5 Ways to Style Suits With Sneakers

Suits aren’t just for the boys, ladies. From a cropped, high-waisted number to a bonkers checkered look, adding a pair of sneakers is the cool girl’s way to dress down the office staple.
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Shop The_ONES Curated by Out-of-Bounds New Rapper Dai Burger

"There's just something about a classic sneaker," she says.
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How to Work Sneakers with Your Favorite Dresses (& Skirts)

There’s nothing quite like the high-low mix of pairing a dress with your favorite sneakers.
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1 Sneaker, 3 Ways: Checkered Vans Slip-Ons

They loosen up all-black everything. They pop with pink-on-pink. They even work with a diaphanous dress and kimono-style coat. Serious.
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The Bold Color Trend Sneakeristas are Next-Leveling

It’s a fully charged look grounded with the understated cool of a classic sneaker.
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“Essentials” for a Fabulous Road Trip

They loosen up all-black everything. They pop with pink-on-pink. They even work with a diaphanous dress and kimono-style coat. Serious.
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Get Your Kicks On Route 66

When four fabulous friends set out on an epic cross-country trip, we just had to come along.
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9 Going-Out Outfits You Can Rock With Sneakers

Whether dressing down red-hot pants, riffing off your favorite leather coat, or popping a peek of fishnet, these night-out looks let you hit the town wearing your fave sneaks.
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Shop The_ONES Curated by Superstylist Mischa G.

She moves in and out of eras as effortlessly as she pulls off kaleidoscopic prints and razor-sharp cat-eye liner.
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California Girls: Meet the L.A. Influencers Taking Hijab to New Heights

Exuding West Coast chill and enterprising business savvy, these L.A. stylesetters seamlessly integrate hijab into their high-fashion streetwear—right down to their classic Vans and high-top Filas.
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1 Sneaker, 3 Ways: Stan Smiths

From a getup that drips downtown cool to a master class in power clashing.
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Boundary-Breakers: Music’s Next Big Thing

An unstoppable force for the independent R&B and soul-music community and an unapologetic advocate for other queer female artists, crooner Tiffany Gouché is a woman on the verge.
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9 Totally Boss Ways to Wear Sneakers to Work

It’s entirely possible look like a hip professional who’s got this while wearing sneakers on the job.
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We Made a Mixtape Y’all

A few months ago, we at The_ONES, being lovers of all things classic, set out to create one of the ultimate expressions of classic nostalgia: a mixtape.
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All-White Everything

Nothing says spring like a stepping out in a pair of pristine white-on-white-on-white sneakers.
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Boundary-Breakers: The Boston Rapper Who’s A 21-Year-Old Female Force

With her signature glasses and red-dipped locs, Vintage Lee drips cool and confidence. Match that with her catchy wordplay and mad flow, and you better believe she’s making noise in Boston—and beyond.
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1 Sneaker, 3 Ways: Vans Old Skools

You don’t have to own a backyard halfpipe to rock a pair of Vans Old Skools. From a polished trench and headscarf to a fresh take on athleisure, the proof is in these three stylings.
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Paper Magazine x The_ONES: 10 Reasons We’re Kinda Obsessed with Brianna Hildebrand

Deadpool’s Brianna Hildebrand is a serious triple threat: actor, singer-songwriter, and comedian. And she rocks Converse like they were the last shoes on the planet. We can’t get enough.
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Some of the Coolest Gum-Sole Sneakers Out Right Now

With their natural rubber color and throwback skater vibes, gum-sole sneakers look cool and wear well.
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Home for the Weekend: The L.A ’Burbs With a Fashion Entrepreneur

A fashion up-and-comer goes back to her roots—gas-station hangs, strip-mall noodle shops, impromptu skate sessions—east of Los Angeles.
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Meet the Artist: A 23-Year-Old Photographer Whose Work Isn't Always What It Seems

What happened when we gave photography’s newest star her pick of classic sneakers.
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One is the Loveliest Color

It’s a trend that’s been around the block and back, but we’re still all about it: monochrome sneakers.
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Shop The_ONES Curated by Breakout Musician & Style Star Lizzo

Adidas make her feel like Missy Elliott, but high-top Filas were the first sneaker she wanted baddd.
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Top Sneakeristas Share The One Person They’re Style-Stalking

That girl you follow, whose style you’re obsessed with. Yes, her. Wouldn’t you love to know who she’s style-stalking??
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22 Favorite Sneaker Moments From Fall 2018 Runways

NYFW Fall 2018 saw much love given to the sneaker.
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1 Sneaker, 3 Ways: High-Top Converse

From a casual-cool tomboy getup to a velour tracksuit that’s actually stylish.
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Color Me Bad: Pink and Gray

On sneakers, pink is the outfit equivalent of a wink and dimple flash, while gray is the juuuuust-right neutral.
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The Style Files: How Coveteur’s Laurel Pantin Makes Casual Iconic

It involves Chucks she hand-painted herself.
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A Sneaker Pro on Keeping Your White Kicks So Fresh & So Clean

Some serious sneaker-maintenance schooling right here.
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Paper Magazine x The_ONES: 10 Reasons You Need More Lizzo in Your Life

Number 7: Prince was a fan.
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Shop The_ONES Curated by All-Girl NYC Skate Crew, The Skate Kitchen

For chill, skater-girl style.
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How Stan Smiths Became One Of Fashion’s Most Iconic Sneakers

Buzzy collabs, a genius marketing stunt, and one very special tennis star.
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Posture Magazine x The_ONES: Rapper Dai Burger Breaks It Down

The up-and-coming musician is fearless in her approach to music, dance, and fashion.
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Posture Magazine x The_ONES: The Fierce, Fabulous Life of a Famed NYC Performance Artist

Where cartoon villains are style icons and fashion is always political.
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Posture Magazine x The_ONES: The Madcap World of a Famed NYC Stylist

Clown baby. A 1970s couch. Miss Frizzle from The Magic School Bus. Ways the all-too quotable Mischa G. describes her personal style.
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Classic Sneakers With a Twist

What happens when og classics get a little update: fresh colorways, unexpected materials, boosted silhouettes.
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Paper Magazine x The_ONES: 10 Reasons We Can’t Get Enough Of The Skate Kitchen

This all-girl NYC skate crew rocks it out at east-coast skate parks, has singular style, and wears sneakers like a second skin.
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Sneaker Diaries: Up Close and Personal With a Rad West-Coast Style Blogger

A San Francisco fashion blogger pulls on her Converse and shows us her side of the city.
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<3 Be Mine: Valentine's Day Stylin'

Pink's not just for the ladies, so in honor of V Day we curated a saucy little mix of red, white, and pink sneakers for guys or gals.
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5 Questions With Miami’s Fiercest Up-and-Coming Style Blogger

Jana Carrero talks about the Miami scene, sneakers, and who she's style-stalking on Instagram.
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A Model and Her Mini Me Share Their Hometown Just Outside NYC

Mikaela Simila invites us to her little slice of heaven in Montclair, New Jersey.
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Sneaker Diaries: A Day With a 19-Year-Old Phenom Photographer

Myles Loftin is the next big artist you haven’t heard of yet.
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9 Sock Styles to Rock With Sneakers

These unexpected pairings give a fashion-forward turn to your below-the-knee game.
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Kicking it in Williamsburg with a Longtime Musician

Olga Bell, a trailblazer of NYC’s electronic music scene, shares her Brooklyn haunts.
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Who is Chuck Taylor?

Meet the man behind Converse’s iconic sneaker.
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PAPER Magazine x The_ONES: Pia Arrobio, the Brains Behind Cult-Fave Fashion Label LPA

Girl Boss. It Girl. Girl About Town. Few women embody these labels quite like Pia Arrobio.
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PAPER Magazine x The_ONES: Boundary-Breaking Fashion Photographer Alana O’Herlihy

She brings her gritty, in-your-face style to everything she shoots.
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PAPER Magazine x The_ONES: Pamela Tick, the DJ & Model Taking the Fashion World by Storm

She's a woman on the verge.
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PAPER Magazine x The_ONES: Body-Positive Model Activist Charli Howard

The Brit-to-Brooklyn transplant pens books between modeling gigs and is the fierce founder of the All Woman Project.
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Hanging in the Lower East Side with a Darling of NYC’s Tattoo Scene

Lauren Ledford pulls on her classic kicks and shows us her neighborhood.
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Meet the Artist: Abbey Lossing

Talking shop with a former Buzzfeed and Vice illustrator.
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Squad Goals: The Textile Designer Who’s Breaking All the Rules

You’ll never look at rugs the same way again.
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Squad Goals: The Brooklyn Illustrator Who’s Drawing Her Future

We hang with a creative genius inside her Greenpoint studio.
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The Style Files: The Parisian Fashion Stylist Outfitting Artists in Brooklyn

The style dynamo on shopping your closet and rocking your Stan Smiths.
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Who is Stan Smith?

An exclusive interview with the man behind Adidas’ best-selling sneaker.
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Around the Way: Long Beach with A Local

Painter, model, and aspiring chef Maly Mann shows us her side of her hometown.
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Meet The Artist: Kelsey Dake

Nobody does tongue-in-cheek better than this Phoenix-based illustrator.
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Squad Goals: The Photographer Who's Deep in NYC's Skate Scene

Turning the camera on an inspiring female photographer and skater.
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