Vintage Cortez $90
Vintage Elite $80
The current year may be yet another in an increasingly technologically savvy millennium, but the folks at Nike see it as a year for retro recall. Bright colors, oversized Swooshes, and skinny, waffle soles are the hallmarks of the iconic products that put Nike on the map, and these are faithfully recaptured in Nike's Vintage Collection, available at a few select retailers around the world.
Call it art in fashion as a cultural statement: The new versions of the vintage products are made to original specifications and aged to look like thirty years actually have progressed, complete with rather evident imperfections, such as faded suede and even yellowed midsoles.