It’s the 90s Sneaker Trend, Stupid.

The 1990s started with the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope and ended with everyone freaking out about Y2K. It was a great time. We got pumped when we heard “you got mail,” spent way too much time wondering whether oral sex constituted as sex and spent most of the time listening to Biggie. We also started to realize that our sneakers were versatile. It’s no wonder we continue to be inspired by all things the 90s. Here are our 12 Fall 90s Sneakers that scream “I Love the 90s.”

[1] Nike ACG Dog Mountain “Summit White”

This new colorway from the good folks at Nike is dropping just in time for Fall. Meaning you’ll be able to start hiking in these just before the weather begins to turn. These 90s inspired kicks will retail for $110 and expect them to release on August 25 at nike.com.

[2] adidas Torsion Dimension Low “Real Teal”

adidas plans to drop these 90s retro Torsion Dimension Low “Real Teal” on September 1st.  Wearing things bad boys may bring you back to a time where the President of the United States would run to McDonalds and back.

[3] New Balance’s X-90

Just because 90s colorways and style are in doesn’t mean consumers want to go back to a time where their sneakers were heavy and bulky. Here New Balance took their iconic X-90 silhouette with some of the best colors of that decade and gave us a breathable and flexible upper. These retail for $64.99 and can be found here at newbalance.com.

[4] Nike Air Jordan V 1990 Summer Tour of Europe

Long before LeBron, there was a basketball player named Michael Jordan who in the summer of 1990 played a game in Barcelona bringing basketball and the most prominent US athlete to Europe. Nike’s Air Jordan brand plays homage to this moment with a colorway that matched the jersey King Jordan wore during that match. Retailing for $190 and dropping here at nike.com on August 25th at 10 am.


[5] Nike Air Max 95 – White/Flash Crimson-Hyper Jade AM95

Released in 1995 and designed by Sergio Lozano the Air Max 95 may be the most iconic 90s sneaker to hit the market. It was also the first show to utilize forefoot Visible Air. This fresh yet nostalgic new colorway is expected to drop soon at nike.com.

[6] Serena Williams x Nike  Off-White – Air Max 97

Serena Williams turned pro in 1995, and the rest is history. Not a match goes by that Serena doesn’t bring her 90s fashion aesthetic with her, and it only fits that her new collaboration with Virgil Abloh’s Off-White makes it to this list. Our pick, their Air Max 97 — which first released in 1997. They are sleek, colorful and bring about happier times when President Clinton began his 2nd term everything seemed okay in the world.


[7] Nike Air Max 90 Black/Volt

Released in 1990 as the Air Max II, this silhouette changed the game in sneakers. In many ways, it was the first sneaker to hit the streets for everyday wear as opposed to for running and training. If you wear sneakers to work, you owe this Nike’s a big thank you. Dropping at 10 am on August 23rd, these Black/Volt Nike Air Max 90s exemplifies everything that 90s was: calm, confident, unaware of the things to come. You can find these at Nike.com starting Thursday.

[8] The Puma x Ader Error

There is something retro about these Puma x Ader Error that comes in an RS-0 and RS-100 model. The bright, colorful accents pair nicely with an oversized heel patch that feels part 1990 and part 2090. These futuristic yet nostalgic kicks hit puma.com on September 1st.

[9] Nike M2K Tekno

Finally available in men’s sizes, the chunky Nike silhouette screams ‘I love the 90s.’ We originally wrote about these when they were only available to women and although, these are hard to find (they keep selling out), we suspect new and more colorways to drop this fall. Keep a look out for them here at nike.com.

[10] Air Jordan LEGACY 312

When we think of the 90s iconic sneaker brands many come to mind. We think adidas, Puma, Airwalks, FILA, but nothing held a candle to Nike’s Air Jordan brand. Air Jordan created sneaker culture. The 90s was Air Jordan and we would be remiss if we did not include the Air Jordan Legacy 312 to this list. You can purchase these for 160 now at kith.com or a nike.com.


[11] Asics GEL-DS Trainer OG Sneaker

Looking for a 90s inspired sneaker that you can also train in? The Asics Gel-DS Trainer is for you. There are just enough 1990 dad vibes to make this trendy. You can find these over at Urban Outfitters for $110.

[12] FOR THE LADIES: adidas Falcon

The new adidas Falcon silhouette screams the 90s — and we think that is a good thing. Unfortunately, or fortunately, these are just for women (at the moment). They take inspiration from some of adidas most iconic 90s silhouettes while keeping up with the chunky runner trend. You can find these dropping in multiple colorways at adidas.com.

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