10 Sneakers inspired by the ‘80s and the ‘90s you should add to your wardrobe

The ‘80s and ‘90s were the eras of sneakers, from Adidas APS released in the year 1986 to the 1989’s Reebok the Pump, those sneakers ruled both technicalities and aesthetics. Since then, sneakers have never gone off-fashion, from being limited to sports to becoming a fashion statement, sneakers had a life of its own.

Sneakers as a trend became very popular in 2018, with many famous actresses ditching their precious heels for very comfortable sneakers, fashion with comfort got its new example. Last year’s sneaker trend has led to the revival of the ‘80s and the ‘90s sneakers this year. But this time they are back with higher heels and funkier colour palette. Many popular athleisure brands like Adidas, Reebok, Puma, Nike and Fila have launched these sneakers with various colours and style options.

Here is a list of 10 sneakers inspired by ’80s and ’90s that you should add in your wardrobe:

Unisex Reebok Classics Aztrek Shoes

₹7,999 – ₹8,999

This shoe features the authentic 90s design combined with Reebok’s comfort with soft faux suede and fabric upper and ultra-soft cushioning. It is available in two colours.

Men’s Adidas Original Yung-96 Chasm Shoes


As the brand mentions, Yung-96 is a daring and unabashedly eccentric collection that captures the rebellious spirit of the 1990s. It is a running shoe whose colours are inspired by Pop Art and reminds of a laundry detergent’s packaging from the 90s. The shoes offer a supportive and cushioned feel.

Puma RS-X Reinvention Sneakers


The RS series is back from the 80s that included one of the first running shoes. Its retro design is similar to the original iteration. Along with it, it comes with a lightweight midsole for cushioning and super energy control, that makes it very comfortable.



Air Jordan XI Low celebrate the 23-year anniversary of the silhouette Michael Jordon won his fourth title with. It comes with a python inspired snakeskin pattern with red accents throughout pay homage to the heritage of Jordan Brand.

NIKE AIR MAX 95 SE Women’s Sneakers


Air Max 95 was launched in 1995 which took forward the 1978’s Air- sole technology and 1987’s Nike’s Air Max 1 by introducing the design that was inspired by human anatomy. The Nike Air Max 95 SE continues the same design with the midsole representing the spine, graduated panels are the muscles, the lace loops are the shoe’s ribs, and the mesh in the upper is its skin.

Women’s Adidas Originals Falcon Shoes


The Falcon celebrates the 1990s art, music and fashion. It is inspired by the decade’s rave scene and has synthetic and metallic overlays to complete its chunky 90’s style design. It is created especially for women for a day to night look.

Puma Cell Endura Reflective Sneakers


The PUMA CELL technology was first introduced in 1988, Its hexagonal cells provided the optimal shape for stable cushioning. 20 years later, Puma has brought back the CELL with the launch of the CELL Endura, a 90’s silhouette recontextualised for the street fashion.

Fila women’s disruptor 2 premium


This pair is inspired by ‘90s chunky style with new reflective eye-row detailing, embossed and embroidered logos. What draws attention to this collection is their colour range, from red to green and lilac to pink. Fila offers a variety of funky colours making it a desire to collect them all.

Women’s Adidas Originals Fiorucci Falcon Shoes


This pair is the combination of ‘90s chunky style and Fiorucci’s electric energy and carefree mood. The Adidas Originals’ comfort technology and the fun and sassy spirit of an endlessly creative fashion brand are well reflected in these sneakers.

ZARA Contrast Sneakers


Zara is well known for its fashion forwardness. This piece adds to the latest trend with the contrasting overlay of stripes reflecting the original ‘90s sneakers. It is also a good option if you don’t want to invest too much in your shoes.

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