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Trainers your mum bought you that you’d still wear now

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It feels like the trainer world has peaked with all this Flyknit stuff, comfort technology and other words no one could possibly understand to justify the astronomical price. We'd rather head back to the good ol' days where we had our trainers bought for us; back to bulky hi-tops and velcro straps.

If you have the lack of self-respect you need to get your mum to buy your trainers for you, here are the top retro trainers you should go for (or, y'know, you could buy them yourself... your call).

  • Trainers your mum bought you that you'd still wear now

    LA Gear

    Marty McFly, eat your heart out.

  • Trainers your mum bought you that you'd still wear now 1

    K-Swiss Lozan III

    The shoe so white it got dirty just looking at it.

  • Trainers your mum bought you that you'd still wear now 2

    Reebok Classic

    Nothing like cracking out a new pair of these for a sports centre birthday party.

  • Trainers your mum bought you that you'd still wear now 3

    Nike Air Jordan VI

    Made you jump higher even though they weighed you down.

  • Trainers your mum bought you that you'd still wear now 4

    Fila Cage Basketball

    Get your tracksuits on boys, we're going to sit on a park bench.

  • Trainers your mum bought you that you'd still wear now 5

    Nike Air Pegasus

    They're dirty and still better than anything Yeezy related.

  • Trainers your mum bought you that you'd still wear now 6

    Reebok Pump Omni Lite

    Remember before Crep spray when you got your shoes dirty you had to clean them with your tears? Good times.

  • Trainers your mum bought you that you'd still wear now 7

    Ellesse tennis trainers

    You definitely didn't play tennis in them, but you definitely jumped gardens in them.

  • Trainers your mum bought you that you'd still wear now 8

    Dunlop Green Flash

    Just had to have that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle green in your life.

  • Trainers your mum bought you that you'd still wear now 9

    Nike Air Max 90

    If you were to describe the nineties in one colour it'd surely be this pink.

  • Trainers your mum bought you that you'd still wear now 10

    Hummel Haribo

    Sweet kicks. Get it?! That was a cheap joke, we're sorry.

  • Trainers your mum bought you that you'd still wear now 11

    Diadora Elite

    Remember drinking Capri-Suns in these thinking you were an absolute player?

  • Trainers your mum bought you that you'd still wear now 12

    Puma Trimm Quick

    Leaving the Littlewoods catalogue open on a page these were on close to your birthday so your mum would notice.

  • Trainers your mum bought you that you'd still wear now 13

    Hi-Tec Soleseek

    Your bog-standard PE shoes that you'd now wear to do masculine Sunday activities in, like building a shed.

  • Trainers your mum bought you that you'd still wear now 14

    Adidas Samba

    These would look killer with your old bootcut jeans...

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When he’s not pretending to be on the front of an album cover, Online Style Writer Jamie Carson can probably be found criticising your fashion credentials. Follow Jamie on Twitter @_jamie89

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