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Boom-shaka-laka: Explore the old-school landscape of retro runners and seventies sneakers cool enough to take you back to the future

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The ONITSUKA TIGER GANTRAI trail runner, by ASICS, originally came out in 1977. $65; 800-678-9435, www.asicsamerica.com

Even with a snugger fit, the SAUCONY JAZZ X still looks like the shoemaker's shoe from 1981. $70; 800-920-1314, www.saucony.com

Back in 1972, NIKE put out the CORTEZ, famous for its cushioned sole and waffle tread. $55; 800-344-6453, www.nike.com

Cyprus by Polo Sport by Ralph Lauren, Simple Sneaker, & Puma Barnett Mesh

Cyprus by Polo Sport by Ralph Lauren, Simple Sneaker, & Puma Barnett Mesh
Cyprus by Polo Sport by Ralph Lauren, Simple Sneaker, & Puma Barnett Mesh (Mark Wiens)

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In a nod to old-style running flats, POLO SPORT BY RALPH LAUREN produced the CYPRUS. $89; 888-475-7674, www.polo.com

Inspired by seventies-era kickball and dodgeball, SIMPLE brought out the SNEAKER. $60; 866-896-3708, www.simpleshoes.com

The PUMA BARNETT MESH is a trainer that was first seen in the 1960s. $90; 800-662-7862, www.puma.com

Adidas University A3 & Gravis Makani LE

Adidas University A3 & Gravis Makani LE
Adidas University A3 & Gravis Makani LE (Mark Wiens)

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The ADIDAS UNIVERSITY A3 adds a shock-absorbing heel to its update of a disco-era sneaker. $80; 800-982-9337, www.adidas.com

Remember corduroy shorts? GRAVIS does, hence the MAKANI LE. $70; 800-223-7450, www.gravisfootwear.com

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