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These Sneakers Are a Sleek Twist on a Childhood Favorite

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Today's pick comes from Racked LA editor Natalie Alcala.

New Balance 410 sneakers, $103.50 at

Just like Sarah Jessica Parker, I've always had a soft spot for shoes. As a child, I always did my own research to ensure that mom knew exactly which pair to purchase for the first day of school. One year, they were navy blue New Balance sneakers. (My favorite thing about them was the big "N" on the side. I insisted it stood for "Natalie.")

Years later, New Balance trainers are cool again, thanks to clean styles sported by global cool-girls like Rihanna and blogger Amanda Shadforth of Oracle Fox. I wanted this exact pair spotted on Amanda's Instagram, but they seem to be sold out everywhere. Although a bit more pricey, these are pretty darn similar, so I'll take them. Just note: These are men's, so remember to order two sizes down.
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