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Feeling Nostalgic? These Retro Sneakers Will Have You Looking Hip

Or maybe you already were hip! Regardless, I am sharing some of the most stylish and comfortable retro sneakers today on the blog.

These Retro Sneakers Will Have You Looking Hip

I’m on a little bit of a sneaker kick, as I had been looking through styles for the trip in Oct. Read THE POST HERE.

Ah, some of these take me back to the 80’s and 90’s styles.

” Retrostyle is an outdated style or fashion that has become fashionable again.”

This term is really about taking some modern inspiration and adding it to the qualities (or characteristics) of retro items, ie. shoes, bags, clothing.

We have seen in fashion, different companies making a resurgence of retro styles. Doc Martins have made a comeback, as well as 1980’s mom jean trend, neon colors and 90’s styles.

Perhaps one of the reasons we love retro items is that many products were built to last, and the quality was there. We often look to the past, for music, movies, fashion. Or perhaps we are looking for a “better time” in our lives, or one that we see in a different way today.

So, in the spirit of “retro style” I have found some of the best retro style sneakers that you might want to add to your wardrobe for Fall. If nothing else, it may transport you to a time you remember fondly.

These retro sneakers have a sleeker look and combine the elements of “retro” in their texture and design.

What kind of look would you wear with these shoes? I love the look of trousers with the retro sneakers or add a blazer to a tee and jeans, along with these fashionable kicks.

It was quite fun putting this post together, there are so many classics in sneakers, yet so many far-out ones as well!

Ah…Coverse, NO THANKS! (These belong in the future! Wayyyyyy into the future!)

Retro Styles

Now, these aren’t my style, but Vans or skater shoes, seem here to stay. This checkerboard style was made popular by the movie, “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”, when Sean Penn played, Jeff Spicoli, a character of characters for sure.


Rag and Bone Retro Runner sneaker-

These Rag and Bone Retro runners caught my eye with the slim style and the eye-catching colors. They are also an environmentally friendly shoe with “the upper crafted with suede and 100% post-consumer plastic bottles to put a smaller eco footprint under every step.” Some of the colors are on sale currently at Nordstrom.

Sam Edelman Tori Sneaker

For less of the price, you can snag a pair of these retro influenced sneakers by Sam Edelman. They come in about 4 colors  and give that vibe.

New Balance

Now, the New Balance 327 seems elusive to me, as when I try and get a pair in my size, it is a no-go, as they sell out so quickly. The shape and the various color combos in addition to the support and cushion, seem like a winner. If only I could find them in an 8.5! They are emulated after a 1970’s heritage design.

These below are another retro style that come in other colors- love the black and the burgundy pairs.

now these NBs are available and less than the ones above and have that great retro look to them as well.


These retro kicks from Madewell add “old-school” and new. They have ultra-cushioning and are sustainable , made from recycling.

New Balance

I love the slim silhouette of these taupe sneakers and the not so obvious logo. Enough of a sole for comfort.

Classic from Reebok

I remember taking public transportation ( PAT buses) as a teenager into downtown and seeing lots of professional ladies in suits or dresses with their white reeboks on. They would change once they got to their workplace, but that was a common look.


What would retro be without our Converse sneakers? I have a newer version with a platform for a bit more cushion, but these sneakers are classic!

Have you bought any retro sneakers lately? Do they bring back any fond memories of when you first wore this type of sneaker?

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buon fine settimana!

Jess xx

  • jodie filogomo
    Posted at 20:44h, 12 August Reply

    It totally goes to show how everything comes around again. What kills me is that we call them retro, haha.

  • Kellyann Rohr
    Posted at 07:20h, 12 August Reply

    I am really loving the retro sneakers. I have a pair of NB in black and they are so comfortable and stylish. I would like to grab a pair in white or cream. Great round up of fab shoes!

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