Throwback Sneakers

These throwback sneaks are like time machines for your feet.
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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