Gola has been in the business of sneakers for more than a century. Started way back in 1905, the British brand has its roots in sportswear—its name is an anagram of the word "goal"—but the appeal of its training sneakers has long extended off the field. Their streamlined trainers (Gola was actually the first to use that word in 1977) are simply the epitome of throwback cool. This style runs small, so size up if you're between sizes. Cotton upper and lining. Rubber sole. Import.