Nike Air Sock Racer OG Lightweight Pioneer
$110; Buy now at nike.com
The Air Sock Racer OG was originally released in the 80s and was a major inspiration for many of today’s lightweight sneakers. This new “Pioneer” model from Nike provides a stretchy mesh upper with a sock-like feel—along with full-length Air-Sole cushioning—making these flexible shoes wildly comfortable. Bonus: their black and yellow color scheme offers a great throwback to the original Air Sock Racer.
Off the Hook X Vans Deli Edition Mid Skool ’77 LX
$120; Available Saturday online at vans.com
Vans continues its quest for shoe-world domination with this twist on the iconic Mid Skool ’77 LX by teaming up with Off the Hook, Montreal’s premium men’s footwear and clothing store. The dark burgundy leather upper with brown leather stripe—and the classic Vans waffle sole in mustard yellow—is an ode to the Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich, Montreal’s favorite dish. Frankly, I don’t know if a pair of sneakers has ever taken inspiration from a sandwich, but I certainly hope it’s not the last.
$140; Buy now at adidas.com
The new Garwen SPZLs from Adidas are a vintage take from their 70s Freizeit collection, which marked the first time they created a leisure shoe. These kicks are a perfect blend of sporty and smart footwear for men of all ages. With an upper covered with rich brown leather, you’re looking at a truly inspired shoe a very mature look.
Adidas Primeknit Superstar Boost Shoes
$150; Buy now at addidas.com
First, it was the Stan Smith. This week, Adidas is back with another re-imagined classic made of Primeknit, its cool and breathable technological fabric. This version of the 70s-era kicks is super comfortable and ultra light, and the silver gives it a nice style boost.
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