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The All-Time Greatest Patent Leather Sneakers

BAPE STA Kaws Chomper
Stadium Goods

Patent leather has been shining for over 200 years, but it wasn’t until the 21st century that it really made its mainstream mark in the sneakersphere. 2000s fashion is unironically back in fashion, and with that brings more patent leather sneakers, which the big brands seem to be all too happy to bring back and make a quick buck from. With all due respect to the newcomers, it’s the classics of a bygone era that have earned their place on this list and influenced their successors. And while it would’ve been too easy to include dozens of entries for the Nike Air Force 1 and BAPE STA, there’s only one entry for each model.

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