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Throwback Sneakers

These throwback sneaks are like time machines for your feet.


PF Flyers Center Hi
Way back when, PF Flyers’ canvas classics were as rebellious as sideburns and blue jeans. These kicks (which first hit in ’53) are made to scare future-fearing old ladies—Footloose style! $50, shoppfflyers.com

 

Etnies Lo-Cut II LS
With its doggone-simple design, this early-’90s throwback will make you want to ollie while using an enormous cell phone. $65, etnies.com

 

Puma Lab II
The ’80s gave us Pac-Man, Trapper Keepers, and the Puma Lab II. This retread rests your feet on the original’s iconic sole sandwich, which stuffs a cushy EVA layer over a traction-y rubber outsole. $65, zappos.com

 

Saucony Men’s Jazz Low Pro
Most retro sneakers are totally unfit for seri­ous sports. But these runners tack a throwback look onto a modern shoe that can take your miles like a man. $53, saucony.com

 

Adidas Originals Superstar 2.0
Repeat after Run-DMC: “Me and my Adidas do the illest things. We like to stomp out pimps with diamond rings.” (It’s even more fun than it sounds.) $70, shopadidas.com

 

Onitsuka Tiger Fabre BL-L OG
Taking care of suede sneaks is like dating a postop Kardashian—they look just good enough that you don’t care how high-maintenance they are. $80, onitsukatiger.com

 

Nike Blazer Hi Vintage Suede
The roughed-up suede and pre-yellowed soles make these high-tops look much older than they are. Like those crazy, old-man-looking five-year-olds. $100, nike.com

 

Reebok Pump Omni Lite
If you grew up in the ’90s, you know pumping up your ’boks instantly ups your game. These sneaks even bring back the old ball-shaped tongue pump. Posterize the next grade school kid you play. $125, reebok.com

 

Converse Pro Leather Mid
Fly like Dr. J without spending four years in med school! These are the canvas ballers made famous by the Seventy-Sixer in ’76. $75, at Undefeated stores

 

Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi
These 30th-anniversary Ex-O-Fit basketball kicks use Velcro to secure a snug fit. We use it to secure our pet hamster. $80, reebok.com

 

Nike Oregon Waffle
Nike invented the modern running sole on a waffle iron. Add maple syrup and a dollop of whipped cream for increased performance. $85, nike.com

 

New Balance US574
New Balance lets you customize the US574s with just about any color combo. In other words: It’s never been easier to incite gang warfare! $80, shopnewbalance.com