- Jun 26, 2013
While some people prefer brand new shoes for their clean and untouched appearance, these purposely distressed kicks are showcasing how rugged and worn-in looks are becoming ever more popular in mainstream fashion.

The popularity of vintage and distressed footwear designs has been gaining momentum for years now, with stained and worn-in looks offering individuals the opportunity to feel like they've own these shoes for years. Traditionally, getting that iconic rustic appearance on your shoes meant that you had to wear them for a long time beforehand, but these intentionally distressed designs are making that vintage process a whole lot simpler.

From stained sneaker collaborations to vintage vessel shoes, these creatively distressed kicks are allowing individuals to feel like they're wearing a classically worn-in pair of shoes.

From Stylishly Unkept Sneakers to Distressed Denim Kicks: