Skip navigation! Story from Fashion. Chunky Trainers Are Dead.
There are a whole host of reasons why this can happen. In order to create a retro shoe, a few things are necessary. Having an original version of the shoe is going to be helpful.
Mike Waldron. Category: Style. No matter what the industry, over time certain styles and brands stick around.
Of course, some sneakerheads have always been into old-school sneakers, but overnight this obsession with vintage shoes was going mainstream. Carlos Escobar, a designer at Reeboksaw this nostalgia unfolding around the world, from the subways of New York to hip neighborhoods in Paris to the shopping streets of Berlin. Kelly Hibler, who became the GM of Reebok Classics in after 28 years at Nike, says this explosion in vintage sneakers happened across brands.
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Classic sneakers have inspired the bulk of modern sneaker-wearing. Canvas high-tops, suede low-tops, leather tennis shoes—you name it, every sneaker you like right now likely takes inspiration from the past. Obviously, sports had an especially profound impact on sneakers, like track, tennis, and basketball.
The Greats Royale sneakers. Greatsa sneaker company born in Brooklyn, New York, decided to do the opposite. Its inspiration is the past.
Nostalgia can be a terrible thing. Not when it comes to fashionthough, and definitely not when it comes to retro trainers. The best sneakers are often ancient, older than your dad.
We started the year heavy on the chunky soles and dad shoe trend, and, as the year wraps up, we're getting more into personalized pairs. White sneakers are appearing across every market, acting as canvases for amateur creatives to leave a personal touch on their kicks. And while technology used to be about running away from the past, the sneakers in show us that we can use it as a launching pad. This is our list of the best sneakers of