By Liza Corsillo.
It doesn't matter if you call them vintage-inspired or heritage or throwback kicks, old school running shoes are just cool. They're onetime sneaker masterpieces, all curved lines and bold color combos. They're so good, in fact, that most designs have been left unchanged for decades. It's why sneaker brands like Nike, Adidas, and Reebok are seriously investing in "heritage" collections, lineups of silhouettes originally released in the '70s, '80s, and early '90s. Like the rest of your dad's OG wardrobe (jeans, Hawaiian shirts, ball caps, Croakies, and even fanny packs), this crop of time-tested running sneakers are experiencing a rebirth of cool. But, unlike some of your dad's throwback style choices, they have always been a solid choice. And at a time when the sneaker market is pushing the latest innovation—3D printing, apps, boost-ier soles—these are a refreshingly lo-fi way to up your sneaker game. Here are nine we're looking to re-up on this spring:
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