Refresh with retros – Guide to old school Nike kicks to cop

Refresh with retros – Guide to old school Nike kicks to cop

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Our guide makes a case for Nike’s latest retro sneakers and why they deserve a place by your door, along with your regular rotation of sneakers.

Nike Retro Guide - Refresh Your Rotation With A Fresh Pair Of Nike Retros

Whether you’re headed to the office or are out to run an errand, you want sneakers that are reliable and effortlessly stylish – retros offer exactly that. Our guide will define retro sneakers, and why they are the best hassle-free sneakers on

What are retros? 

Retros are re-released renditions of a sneaker that would’ve originally dropped decades ago. In most cases, a brand like Nike will bring back beloved classics, like the Air Jordan 1 and Air Force 1, with small design     twists for the modern sneakerhead.

For the OG heads, they will occasionally release retros that are nearly identical to the version they saw in stores as kids. Every retro release offers slightly different designs and construction but will always stay true to the OG sneaker.

Tried-and-tested cushioning

Most retros tend to bring back the tried and tested technology from the original release. Air Jordan 1s will always sport encapsulate Air units in a cup sole while Air Max 90s will have an exposed heel Air unit and plush midfoot foam. There are no surprises when it comes to retro sneakers, making them the ideal sneaker.

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Simple, classic designs 

Once considered ‘advanced’, retro sneakers are fitted with tech that are dated by today’s standards. But it’s their designs that have kept them on shelves for decades. Their simple and functional designs never go out of style, making them easy to pair with any of your outfit. Plus, many retro shoes feature a mix of mesh, suede and leather, making them more durable.


Our picks of the best retro sneakers on

Model: Nike Air Force 1 ’07 LV8 EMB
Price: S$205
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Nike retro guide Air Force 1


Model: Nike Air Max 90 SE
Price: S$229
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Nike retro guide Air Max 90


Model: Nike Blazer Low ’77 Jumbo
Price: S$155
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Nike retro guide Blazer Low


Model: Nike Dunk Low Retro SE
Price: S$189
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Nike retro guide Nike Dunk Low


Model: Air Jordan 1 Low SE Craft
Price: S$199
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Nike retro guide Air jordan 1 low

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