Remember the days when nylon and suede uppers were all the rage?
In anticipation of our Fall Shoe Review that will launch next month, I scoured the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s web bins in search of vintage running shoes. So take a stroll (or run) down memory lane and roll into history with these old school models.
Tell us, would you rock any of these styles?
Asics Tiger X-Caliber GT 10(1982)
Asics Tiger X-Caliber GT 10 (1982) - The original Asics Tiger X-Calibers launched in the early 1980s, but Asics resurrected the collection in 2001 with the Onitsuka Tiger line. Zappos.com has pairs on sale for $52, while the original ‘80s models average $300 on Ebay.
Nike Oregon Waffle Racers (1973)
Nike Oregon Waffle Racers (1973) - Nike remodeled the iconic running shoes after the 1973 original in its Nike Vintage Series that launched in Fall 2011. The 2011 models retailed for $85 on Nike.com, but the 1973 originals average $1,200 on Ebay.
Nike Air Hurache (1991)
Nike Air Hurache (1991) - What may arguably be one of the first racing flat-type lightweight models, the Hurraches were a hit when it hit the running scene 21 years ago. Nike now makes a collection of Hurache trainers, but original models have bids starting at $80.
Brooks Chariot (1985)
Brooks Chariot (1985) - Remember the, “Can 2,000 Feet Be Wrong?” ads? Probably not. But Brooks sold more than one million pairs of the pictured Chariot models from that ad. The Chariot is survived by the Brooks Addiction, but if you want to get your hands on the original Chariots, Ebay has them for only $20.
Adidas ZX 500 (1984)
Adidas ZX 500 (1984) - The 1984 classic came back in an updated version, but a full suede upper has replaced the original mesh toe. Adidas has pairs on sale for $56, while the original models average $100 on Ebay.