From Nostalgic Sneaker Collections to Iconic Retro Footwear

By: Cadhla Gray - Sep 23, 2015
These retro footwear collections are inspired by past decades and the most iconic styles of the 70s, 80s and 90s. While many are stylish and sleek, others would never pass a fashion judge's test from this year. However, the charm of retro sneakers lays in the nostalgia and not necessarily their design.

From cheetah print to glow-in-the-dark decals, retro sneakers employ various patterns and details from the past. Lace-less slip-on styles are one example that the Insta Pump Fury shoes drew on for inspiration. Running shoes from the past even showed signs of the early beginnings of wearable technology -- the LED step-sensing lights. Shop Jeen's LED sneakers are a nod to the many shoes, both children's and adults, that flashed these lights during the 90s as well.