It’s no secret that the old-school aesthetic has become increasingly popular on the sneaker scene. Designers have released “modern” selections in recent years, but the vintage designs tend to be the overwhelming pick. Even on the shopping pages of retailers like Net-a-Porter and Nordstrom, the majority of sneakers on the market are retro inspired. Old is gold, remember?
Brands like New Balance are taking the lead currently with their ability to mix old and new by collaborating with trend-forward brands such as Staud and Aimé Leon Dore. The athletic brand was already doing well on its own by rereleasing its classic silhouettes, but its recent collabs only added to the strength. The rest of the sneaker market is quickly following suit, with partnerships such as Khaite x Adidas coming to fruition. Even if you aren’t able to get your hands on the sneakers that everyone has, you’ll be pleased by the list below. I did the research to find you the best retro kicks available right now—just keep scrolling.