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With sleek Euro designers taking a crack at monochromatic kicks that range in price from $250 to upwards of $800, it's refreshing to see a classic American brand come out with a pair like this. Continuing their centennial celebration, Converse has released a special-edition Poorman Pro Team high-top and what's more, it probably costs less than the sneakers in your gym bag.
With a Chuck Taylor sole and a reimagined body from a 1980s favorite—the Pro Team Weapon—wear 'em with anything you'd normally pair with black boots to look instantly more relaxed. And with the extra cash in your pocket, be gentleman and offer to buy the first round. $79, available at Blackbird, Seattle, by calling 206.547.2524.


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