The best retro sneakers that you need RN
If you’ve been seeing a lot of retro kicks making its way on to the feet of your friends, family and even your bae (who suddenly started swapping her heels for sneakers), and wondering if they went back to the archives digging for the most ‘90s looking sneaker they could find, you’re thinking is not that far off. You probably went onto the Sneaker News blog and numerous sneaker websites (you know, the ones the hardcore sneaker-heads tend to visit) to see if you might be missing something and indeed; you have. Retro kicks are back for good. Now you’re even considering getting yourself a pair or going back into your own archive and start wearing those Nike “takkies” you kept aside if they ever made their return to the world of trends.
Back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, sneakers were making their transition from function to fashion, with brands like Nike, Reebok and asics dropping kicks left-right-and center, making the ’80s a decade known for technical advancements when it comes to footwear. This is the decade where the sneaker hype was born, a decade iconic enough to carry its weight into the 2000s. inspire millennials around the world to wear the styles they saw biggie and 2 pac wear back in the day.
We’ve been seeing brands like Nike, adidas Originals, PUMA, asics and Reebok digging way back into the archives to return some of their retro icons. Globally, retro kicks have been making their way onto runways with luxury brands Alexander McQueen, Burberry and Balenciaga at the forefront of this trend.
Some of these technical advancements and ‘80s/’90s fashions have been making its way back onto the streetwear scene in 2018 and 2019 at a pace too fast for most of us to keep up with, but we’ve sorted through the noise and curated a selection of our favourite retro sneakers that’s made a return.
ASICSTIGER GEL-KAYANO 5 OG
NIKE AIR MAX 95
REEBOK CLASSIC LEATHER ATI 90s
NIKE AIR MAX PLUS
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