Retro sneakers are the macro-trend that will dominate 2023 (and 2024)
Retro sneakers are an obsession of the entire fashion industry, adored by fashion insiders, celebs and fashionistas alike. Putting aside the models of sneakers with thick and strong soles and XXLL platforms, we look nostalgically at the clean and elegant vintage lines and re-editions of the original models with thin rubber soles and slim shapes. Adidas, Tiger, Nike are reference brands whose collections are worn daily by models Hailey Bieber, Katie Holmes, Kate Moss or Kaia Gerber.
The undisputed queen of 2022, and topping the rankings of the List Index, an index of the most desired brands by users, adidas Samba has ingrained itself in the daily style of celebrities and trend setters in an ever-widening way. Originally designed for football fields, their name is attributed to the historic moment of their launch, which occurred in 1950 in conjunction with the World Cup in Brazil. The adidas Sambra then spread to pop culture, being favored by Bob Marley, Freddie Mercury, and in the ’90s by skaters such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Moss, who were icons of minimalism and grunge.
In 1966 Adidas launched this slim model in suede (a revolutionary choice, as this material had not previously been used for sports shoes) with three straps for training Olympic athletes. In the ’80s they were the reference shoe for British poppers and hip hop fans around the world, loved by the super-top Kate Moss. James Bond/Daniel Craig’s only sneaker, today it is ubiquitous in the Harry style look.
Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66
Onitsuka Tiger’s Mexico 66, which featured “tiger stripes” (two intersecting vertical lines with two slightly curved lines running laterally from heel to toe), was created 55 years earlier specifically for the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico. His popularity has grown thanks to cinema: he has been worn Bruce Lee 70’s movies corpse Party And the last battle of the chain, and resumed from Uma Thurman In kill Bill by Quentin Tarantino in 2003.
Nike Shox MR4 Mule
Yet another piece of evidence that reaffirms the sneaker trend retrocore football is the launch of the inspiration model nike shox mr4 mule, Born from a collaboration between Nike and London-based designer Martyn Rose, a perfect balance between comfort and vintage tips (already worn by celebs like Hailey Bieber and Irina Shayk).
All of these retro sneakers originated several decades ago and were designed for playing football, then moved into pop culture, being adopted by Britpop icons like Oasis in the ’80s and characters like Kate Moss and Gwyneth Paltrow in the ’90s. The huge success they’re enjoying right now is a result of Generation Z’s nostalgia for past eras, and is reflected in the Instagram account. trainer spotting It already has over 60,000 followers thanks to its massive collection of photos of celebs wearing the iconic sneakers.
Retro sneakers worth investing in now
Comfortable yet elegant, these sneakers with a slim line and discreet sole can be worn every day, for any type of look, from more casual to more cool.
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This article was originally published in Vogue Spain