10 "Classic Blue" Sneakers to Match Pantone's Color of the Year

Feeling blue this 2020?


(SPOT.ph) To kick off the new decade, Pantone introduced the back-to-basics shade known as “Classic Blue” as its 2020 Color of the Year. The company described the hue as “elegant in its simplicity.” The color brings about feelings of restfulness, tranquility, and reflection, while also aiding in clarity and concentration. It aims to “highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.” Who else is obsessed with the timeless shade? We recently rounded up 10 “Classic Blue” items you can shop, but we thought we’d do another search for all the sneakerheads out there.

Here are 10 “Classic Blue” sneakers you can shop to match the 2020 Color of the Year:

Gazelle Shoes in Collegiate Navy (P5,000) from Adidas


The wearable blue tone this Adidas sneaker sports is called “Collegiate Navy,” perfect to match the Color of the Year as the Classic Blue shade exudes a timeless, uniform-like feel. The color is punctuated by stark white accents on the sole, tongue, and heel as well as on Adidas’ signature Three Stripes logo on the outer side of the shoe.

See a list of Adidas branches.

Air Force 1 '07 Essential in Blue Force (P4,795) from Nike


Nikes classic '80s-era sneaker, the Air Force 1, gets a bright blue update that looks fit for royalty thanks to the metallic gold lining on the Nike and Swoosh logos as well as on the shoelace clasp on top. The crisp leather exterior gives the blue shade a punchy, shiny finish for extra stand-out power.

See a list of Nike branches.

Crest Twin Gore (P3,495) from Sperry

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Keep your kicks fuss-free when you rock this pair from Sperry, which features a silhouette and colorway as no-frills as Pantone’s Color of the Year. If you hate having to tie your laces throughout the day, these slip-ons will be your best friend. Plus, the muted, wearable shade will go with pretty much any of your casual looks.

See a list of Sperry branches.

Classic 574 in Blue/Red (P3,995) from New Balance

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New Balance’s OG 574’s come in several cool colorways, but we’re currently obsessing over this pair which features varying shades of blue on the body, of which the most pronounced resembles the Color of the Year. The mix of blue hues is accentuated by a bright red accent across the sole. You’ll want to rock this streetwear classic with your fave athleisure looks and your go-to T-shirt-and-jeans ensembles.

Available at Urban Athletics; branches at Greenbelt 3, UP Town Center, S Maison, and SM City Fairview.


DX Anaheim Factory Sneakers (P4,199) from Vans


When you think Vans, one of the first things that comes to mind is probably the famous checkered pattern on their skater shoes. This pair paints the motif in a fresh blue shade on lace-up textile sneakers, complete with the brand’s signature thick white soles—perfect to add color to your grungier looks.

Available online; Vans has branches at Trinoma, Greenbelt 3, Robinsons Ermita, Marquee, Robinsons Galleria, Gateway Mall, Alabang Town Center, Festival Mall, Market Market, Evia Lifestyle Center, Glorietta 3, Robinsons Magnolia, UP Town Center, SM Megamall, SM City Fairview, and SM City North EDSA.

Alpargata Cupsole Slip Ons (P3,998) from Toms


If you’re looking for a shoe decked out in that Classic Blue shade from heel to toe, this pair from Toms would be a good pick. The canvas slip-on maintains the rustic, worn-in look associated with Toms’ sneakers in a bright color that you can take from a sunny weekend stroll to a chill night out.

Available online; Toms has branches at Glorietta 4, Powerplant Mall, and SM Megamall.

Superlight White Sneakers in Navy Blue (P2,500) from Straightforward

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Don’t worry, white sneaker loyalists, we didn’t forget you. Try this pair from local brand Straightforward, which features a predominantly white exterior with just a touch of blue on the heel. The chunky sneaker will look oh-so stylish with anything from dainty sundresses to edgy streetwear and laid-back athleisure.

Available online.

Champion Canvas (P2,495) from Keds


For a preppy look that’s good for every day, you can’t go wrong with Keds’ canvas oxfords. This pair comes in a timeless blue shade that you can wear with any look. Plus, the sneaker is built with soft insoles and a flexible body, promising to keep your feet comfy all day long.

See a list of Keds branches.

Nylite Sneakers in Dark Blue (P3,790) from Tretorn

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The old-school, '60s-era Tretorn sneaker may be over five decades old, but the original luxury sports shoe proves that it’s still a contender in the sneaker-saturated 2020s. It comes in several shades, including this cool navy number with white accents on the sole and on the shoe’s signature “wing” logo.

Available at Res Toe Run; see a list of branches.

WB x Secret Fresh in Blue (P2,299) from World Balance

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World Balance recently collaborated with local art hub Secret Fresh to come up with a line of sleek, Velcro-strapped kicks featuring a stylized version of Secret Fresh's logo on the outer side of the shoe. They come in three colors, but for 2020, you can’t go wrong with this gorgeous cobalt pair.

See a list of World Balance branches.

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