3. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star (1923)
You were waiting for it. The Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star. These are so classic that they’ve transitioned from the basketball shoe everyone wore before television had color, to the shoes that punk rock kids and hipsters wear.
The shoes are almost a hundred years old and they are still in style. Now that’s staying power and great design. You can wear them to the gym. You can wear them to the movies. You could even wear them to your wedding. Don’t do the last one, but you could.