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Stomping Ground: Slip-On Sneakers for Maximum Leaf-Crunching

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Last year, designers played a game of, "How fancy can I make this skate shoe?" Celine did up their Vans-doppelgangers in pony hair, Givenchy covered slip-ons in crystals and lace, and Prada sent hibiscus-print sneakers down the runway. But now that we've gotten used to the idea of fashion skatewear, designers are either dialing it back (See: Common Projects' understated take on the style) or bringing it to the next level with platform soles, high-tops, and textured leathers.

Shop a few of our favorites for fall, from classic Vans in patchwork suede to sneaker-brogue hybrids—all available at New York stores now—in the gallery.
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