Unlike the same Balenciaga and Yeezy, they cost quite sane money, and the style of the fashion era is transmitted at times better. We have compiled a list of 7 retro models that recently experienced reincarnation – in case you are looking for something new (or rather, a well-forgotten old one) in the spring.
Sneakers adidas Consortium FYW S-97 OG
In 1997, they were one of the first running shoes designed using the innovative at that time Feet You Wear technology, which provided reliable fixation of the ankle joint. Low and wide, these sneakers have good cushioning due to Torsion technology, which dampens bumps when running or walking on hard, uneven ground.
The updated adidas Consortium FYW S-97 has become even better, more stable and more plastic – in the end, over 20 years, technology has gone far ahead. Appearance remained unchanged – the sneakers came out in the original retro colors. You can buy them for € 160.
ASICS GEL-Kayano 5 OG Trainers
Those who are familiar with the ASICS brand know that GEL-Kayano is a whole line of sneakers, invented in the 1990s by designer Toshikazu Kayano in the midst of the popularity of cross-training in the United States. The fifth ASICS GEL-Kayano 5 model was famous for its lightness, stability and excellent cushioning. She was re-released at the end of last year in the original white and blue colors. There are others, but this pair is the most authentic. The massive sole and sophisticated mesh and leather upper with a sweeping ASICS logo make them the standard for what is called dad’s shoes. Sneakers can be bought at Asphaltgold or Solebox for € 140.
Reebok Aztrek sneakers
Reebok reissues the iconic running model of the 1990s Aztrek. These sneakers are not as massive as most others marked “retro”, which means they are more versatile. They also perfectly spring and cushion, that is, they are suitable for everyday wear and for training. The colors are the most nostalgic – a white base and bright color details. We liked the combination of neon yellow with blue and black most of all. You can buy in stores or on the website.
Nike Air Max2 Light sneakers
These running shoes were first released in 1994. At that time, they were very technological – which is the only Air-Sole sole (which debuted in 1987) with a transparent insert, which, as Nike says, “allows you to not only feel comfort, but also to see it.”
The version of 2019 (the release took place in early January) does not look different from the original. However, now Air Max2 Light is positioned as casual sneakers, not jogging ones (it cannot compete with modern models in manufacturability of retro-pair). It doesn’t matter; using them exclusively for running would still not work – they look very cool.
Sneakers New Balance 801
These are the first New Balance hiking shoes that the company released in 1998 for walking and cross-country running. Last year, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary, the model was re-released in its original colors. This gray-blue pair is beyond praise. You can, of course, use them for their intended purpose, but the temptation to wear them every day is great (they are very comfortable). Unlike other bright retro models, these sneakers are less easily soiled, which means they are suitable for rainy weather. And they are inexpensive – on the American site New Balance, sneakers sell for just $ 99.
Saucony Azura sneakers
The American brand of sports shoes Saucony also could not resist the retro trend. Last year, they re-released the 1988 Azura model (in honor of her anniversary) exactly as it appeared 30 years ago. This couple will appeal to those who are not seduced by massiveness. Initially, it was intended for running, but now it is suitable for every day.
Sneakers Puma RS-Computer
In 1986, Puma introduced the legendary RS-Computer sneakers, which can be said to be ahead of time: even then they knew how to measure time, distance traveled and calories spent during training – in the heel of the model was a chip and a network adapter with a connector that allows you to connect to computer over the wire and study statistics. The sneakers came out with the slogan “Anyone who runs in Puma knows much more than someone who does not run in Puma.”
Last year, Puma decided to re-release its brilliant invention. Of course, the filling was transformed: the new RS-Computer can be charged via USB, connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth, the counter is equipped with a three-axis accelerometer (for measuring acceleration), LED indicators and a long-term memory that allows you to store data for 30 days. But the design remained the same: a white sneaker with a blue side stripe and a protrusion with buttons and connectors on the heel.
Sneakers came out in early December with a circulation of 86 copies (each pair has a serial number on the inside of the tongue). The initial price was (attention!) $ 740, but for this money they were quickly dismantled. Now for about the same amount they can be bought at Stockx. If you want something collectible – please.