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|25 Aug 2017

The Comeback Kicks Giving Us All the Feels

Did you ever have a pair of sneakers you REALLY loved?
THE ICONIC
25 Aug 2017
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Did you ever have a pair of sneakers you really loved? It was 1997 and ours were Nike Cortez. White leather with a blue tick. Teamed of course with adidas Originals track pants with poppers down the sides, we wore them until they wore out.

News
|25 Aug 2017

The Comeback Kicks Giving Us All the Feels

Did you ever have a pair of sneakers you REALLY loved?
THE ICONIC
25 Aug 2017
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Did you ever have a pair of sneakers you really loved? It was 1997 and ours were Nike Cortez. White leather with a blue tick. Teamed of course with adidas Originals track pants with poppers down the sides, we wore them until they wore out.

Then this year, Nike gave us the ultimate gift. The iconic, tapered-toe silhouette was back, with its neat lace-up front and serrated soles. We had to have them – in a couple of colours, including the black and white and white, accented with Varsity Red and Varsity Blue.
The pang of nostalgia we felt in owning them, and the ‘90s memories that came flooding back, sparked a domino effect and we had to have more. Revived versions of the designs we knew and loved, arriving box fresh week after week was an addictive thrill. It's one that we can't keep to ourselves, so we're going to share a few of our favourite comeback styles...

Nike Cortez - Men's

Now a cult collectable available in both men’s and women’s sizing, the original was track and field coach, and Nike co-founder, Bill Bowerman’s first masterpiece and became the most popular running shoe in the U.S.

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Puma Suede Classics - Unisex

The hero in Puma’s hall of fame, the timeless Suede Classic seems to never date. This understated yet iconic design has stood the test of time, from its ‘60s basketball roots to the ‘90s hip-hop scene . A favourite with breakdancers, it’s credited as the first shoe of “B-Boyism”. The ‘peacoat’ blue and white version is one you’ll wear with everything.

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adidas Originals Campus - Women's

When looking for vintage heroes, you can’t go past adidas’ Campus. Featuring Originals’ signature 3-stripes design, the gritty unisex Campus range takes inspiration from its iconic 1970s styles. From the court to the street, the Campus sneaker is a heritage design that’s ingrained in urban culture.

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Puma Basket Classic LFS - Unisex

Resurrected from the Puma archives, this silhouette dates back half a century. It’s easy to see why the laid-back ‘Basket’ pair was picked up by hip-hop icons – sealed with only a gold stamp, the all-black, all-leather version ticks all our boxes and is the upgrade our sweatpants need.

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Converse One Star - Unisex

In 1974 the One Star was born, featuring the instantly identifiable solitary stellar emblem. Reissued in the early ‘90s, this Converse design was quickly adopted by street and skate culture. Today, it just keeps getting better, crafted with a cushioned insole and improved fit.

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Nike Air Force 1 - Women's

Named after the presidential aircraft, Air Force 1s were the sneaker to own in the ‘80s and ‘90s and today we love them all over again, from their chunky, walking-on-air soles to their high profile and signature Velcro fastening. Not just sweet aesthetics, the Nike Air technology revolutionised basketball for the game’s top players.

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New Balance 574 - Unisex

“An athletic take on a classic”, the 547 has been a winner on the streets since 1988, and features a sleek and recognisable profile, enhanced in comfort by performance cushioning. Contrasting, overlaid textures plus an all-navy upper makes a satisfying combination.

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Fred Perry Spencer Premium Leather Sneakers – Men’s

Wimbledon champ, Fred Perry knew a thing or two about sports footwear, and decades on, his designs are enduring. We can’t get enough of the Spencer’s Velcro-fastening triple straps for their throwback appeal and sheer ease, plus the pairing of a white leather upper with an off-white sole – retro perfection.

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Take a look at all our sneaker styles and find your new favourite pairs.

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