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Nike bring back yet another classic trainer from their archive

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It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that the Swoosh lads are at it again. Nike have reached their long arms into their considerable archive and have brought back the Pantheos, a silhouette first introduced in 1993. 

Coming back in navy, silver, and black colourways as well as a very fetching, very Seinfeld-ian off-white/light grey/hot pink variant, the Nike Pantheos (RRP a very reasonable £64.99) features features the neoprene upper and suede panels of the original with an updated, extra cushion-y midsole. That’s a good thing. Everyone loves a retro trainer but if you’ve ever tried one on you’ll know that it basically feels like standing on cardboard. Honestly, how the hell did trainers catch on with those dead-ass soles? I tried one on once and it would’ve genuinely would’ve been more comfortable to strap a notebook to my foot. But anyway, this baby’s alright: cushioned and comfy with a padded sock-lining and tongue.

Our favourite thing about the Pantheos? While it has a cult rep among Nike fans, it’s not a Big Name shoe, which means that unlike the 97s you i) won’t see every fucker on the high street in them and ii) you might actually be able to get a pair without queuing up in the rain like a wally.

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The Associate Editor of New Projects at ShortList, Sam enjoys making up words to annoy editors, writing features about sports, music, weird things, and cool people, and listening to Mark Morrison's 'Return Of The Mack'. He's also a fairly capable centreback. Follow Sam on Twitter: @SamDiss

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