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23 Retro Revival Sneakers

From Nostalgic Sneaker Collections to Iconic Retro Footwear

— September 23, 2015 — Fashion
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.
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Revived Retro Sneakers
Revived Retro Sneakers
The Comeback Nike Air Max 120 are Redesigned with a Crimson Colorway
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Retro Celebratory Sneakers
Retro Celebratory Sneakers
Footpatrol x Reebok Celebrate 25 Years Together with the 'Hotstepper'
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Retro Basketball Sneaker Makeovers
Retro Basketball Sneaker Makeovers
The Air Jordan White Infrared 6 is Set to Drop Soon
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Superstar Anniversary Sneakers
Superstar Anniversary Sneakers
These Suede adidas Originals Superstar Sneakers are Limited Edition
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Patriotic Sneaker Designs
Patriotic Sneaker Designs
These Nike Air Huaraches Celebrate American Independence Day
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Customizable Retro Sneakers
Customizable Retro Sneakers
The adidas Pure Boost Sneaker Comes in an American Version
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Retro Gingham Sneakers
Retro Gingham Sneakers
Undercover Brings Back the 'Chaos/Balance' Motif for Its New Sneaker Line
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Reflective Retro Sneakers
Reflective Retro Sneakers
Diadora's 'Reflections' Collection Can Brighten Up Your Wardrobe
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Spiral Snakeskin Pink Sneakers
Spiral Snakeskin Pink Sneakers
The Pink GS Reebok Shaqnosis are Exclusively for the Ladies
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Retro Tennis Shoes
Retro Tennis Shoes
The Nike Air Tech Challenge II Shoe is Inspired by Andre Agassi
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Nostalgic LED Sneakers
Nostalgic LED Sneakers
Shop Jeen's White Illuminate Kicks are a Throwback to the 90s
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Multicolored Songstress Sneakers
Multicolored Songstress Sneakers
These Rita Ora x Adidas Originals Line Features Colorful Kicks
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Regal Retro Sneakers
Regal Retro Sneakers
The Concepts x Reebok Insta Pump Fury Sneakers are Royalty-Worthy
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Nostalgic Sneaker Collections
Nostalgic Sneaker Collections
The Latest Adidas by Raf Simons Range is a Nod to the 90s
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Retro Patriotic Sneakers
Retro Patriotic Sneakers
The Air Jordan 6 Low White Infrared Hits Stores July 4th
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Fleece Fabric Sneakers
Fleece Fabric Sneakers
These Nike Shoes are Made with a Special Fleece Wool Material
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Dessert-Themed Footwear
Dessert-Themed Footwear
The Latest Nike Shoe Collection is Inspired by Popular City Sweets
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Sleek Retro Sneakers
Sleek Retro Sneakers
The Nike Cortez '72 Revives a Popular Minimalistic Shoe for Today's Audience
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Disney Princess Sneakers
Disney Princess Sneakers
The Reebok x Disney Collaboration Reiterates the Insta Pump Fury
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Iconic Retro Footwear
Iconic Retro Footwear
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High 'Blake Griffin' Sneaker Celebrates the Baller
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Retro Cigarette-Packaged Kicks
Retro Cigarette-Packaged Kicks
Jason Ruff Repurposes Cigarette Packaging for his Sneaker Art
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70s-Inspired Sportswear
70s-Inspired Sportswear
The Nike Liberty Collection Uses the Rarely Seen Merlin Scarf Print
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Retro Sci-Fi Footwear
Retro Sci-Fi Footwear
Artist Mandy Roos Psychedelically Re-Imagines Experimental Shoe Designs
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