Retro Sneakers


The retro sneaker can be seen nearly everywhere since the likes of Kanye West and A$AP Rocky have all been seen out and about in throw back running sneakers. The appeal has spread from sneaker heads with fashionistas and the fashion aware also starting to invest in retro sneaker gems. The most beneficial thing about the running sneaker is that they are uber comfortable and are perfect for those super casual days.

Peep my list below of the hottest and most current retro releases out right now!

Air Max 1 FB

Air Max 1
Air Max 1

These have been dubbed as the Air Max 1 ‘Yeezy’ as they feature the same colour-way found on the Air Yeezy 2’s which were launched early last year. The Air Max 1 grew in popularity over the last year with numerous releases and styles being launched month after month, however undoubtedly this pair has to be the most interesting and the most highly anticipated pair. If your having issues trying to get a hold of these I would recommend searching on eBay as there are lots available on there…just be prepared to pay a steep mark-up price.

Air Huarache OG

Air Huarache
Air Huarache

The Huarache for those of you that don’t know is like the sneaker god of comfortably. They have been designed to fit literally as snug as a glove as you can see by the construction of the sneaker. Every release that lands on the street or online seems to sell out pronto, primarily because this is one of the ultimate throwback sneakers available right now… The light grey, anthracite and acid yellow work well for the summer and can be worn with jeans, chinos, shorts or tracksuit. You can find these in Footlocker and on various online sites

New Balance 577 ‘Country Fair’

577 County Fair
577 County Fair

New Balance is renowned for its superior craftsmanship of running sneakers and it’s also a brand that designs, crafts and manufactures in the UK. Big in Europe, America and Asia; New Balance have regained popularity on the streets. The 577 is one of my favourite ‘models’ with the county fair pack flipping the farmers market theme, New Balance are brightly and punchy red and a chilled blue. Both colours featured in luxuriously soft suede and fitting for the sneaker comes with a ‘best in show’ pin.


A few weeks back Box Park in Shoreditch London welcomed its newest resident ETCstore; the first sneaker consignment in the capital. Here you can find anything from Jordan’s, Nike, New Balance, Saucony, Adidas, Vans and much more!

Visiting this store will take you on a nostalgic journey from your youth and reunite you with some of the first gems you ever wore! However be quick as the store has confirmed it is only open for 6 weeks.

Check out ETCstore at Unit 31, Box Park, 2-4 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 6GY

By Riccardo McMillan-Wright