These days, it’s all about head-turning kicks in the streetwear scene. Whether you like statement-making chunky sneakers, bright multi-colored footwear, or classic old-school pairs, slipping into retro kicks will level up your outfit—no matter how basic your ensemble is. Below, we round up 10 pairs that will definitely remind you of the '80s and the '90s.
P5,300 from Adidas
The Adidas Originals Continental 80 is the exact same model that the brand launched as a tennis sneaker in the '80s. It still features grain leather uppers, perforations on the toe box and the side panels, and a red-and-navy stripe detail down the upper. One look and you'll instantly get a sense of nostalgia. Maybe it's the predominantly white color that reminds you of the shoe requirement for your P.E. class back in the day. We’re totally digging these kicks!
P3,095 from Pony
These cool timeless kicks from Pony are patterned after old-school Japanese gym class sneakers. It features canvas uppers and Pony’s signature chevron logo in a cool vintage color combination. You can wear this pair with almost anything!
247v2 “Tritium” Pack
P5,795 from New Balance
The brand-new sneaker model is an updated version of the New Balance 247 silhouette, featuring a modern take on its upper, while keeping the chunky elements the sneaker brand is known for. The sneakers feature a new midsole, which has exaggerated proportions with a flared rear and midfoot area, as well as an outsole that allows color-blocking for that striking pop of color.
Cortez Basic Leather OG
P3,695 from Nike
It doesn’t get more retro than Nike’s classic Cortez pair! Thanks to Forrest Gump, the popular runner with the broad retro Swoosh will always be in demand. The best part? It can match almost any outfit!
P3,999 from Fila
This trendy chunky sneaker from Fila is like your childhood P.E. sneaker with a funky twist. It has a unique silhouette and an eye-catching rubber outsole because of its multi-serrated tread for grip—the key element to the bulky (but hella trendy) pair.
P5,700 from ASICS Tiger
ASICS Tiger’s Gel-Circuit silhouette is perfect for your retro sportswear look. It has a predominantly white upper with bright pops of orange, keeping the pair looking fun and casual. Plus, did we mention that it’s lightweight and ultra comfy?
P2,995 from Keds
The Anchor is one of Keds’ heritage silhouettes and they’re bringing it back so you can add a touch of retro to your everyday style. The sneaker features a flattering almond-shaped toe and a cushioned Ortholite insole for comfort. Looks like you found yourself a new go-to sneaker!
P5,500 from Adidas
The Falcon is back in a big way! This Adidas sneaker was launched in the mid-'90s and now it’s back in a beautiful colorway, perfect for people who love bold and striking designs. The cool retro pair features paneled construction in classic mesh and suede overlays, a molded heel unit, and reflective detailing. We love how the bright accents on the forefoot and heel give the pair so much energy.
P3,490 from Tretorn
Tretorn’s classic Nylite silhouette achieved celebrity status in the '80s and now, the preppy sneaker is making a comeback. The Nyliteplus is an updated version of the popular tennis shoe, featuring a flexible canvas upper and an environment-friendly Eco Ortholite high-performance sockliner. We love the bright yellow Gullwing!
Air Max ’97
P8,095 from Nike
This retro-futuristic sneaker was an instant hit when it was released for the first time over 20 years ago—and despite its unique style, the silhouette has stood the test of time. Designer Christian Tresser took inspiration from nature in the form of "water dropping into a pond" for the shoe's design. Nike’s Air Max ’97 features a full-length visible air unit which provides cushion so your feet stay comfortable no matter what.
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* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.