With all the technological innovation seen today in performance footwear, it’s interesting that most brands have held on to some technology that is now decades old. Why? It’s simple: because the stuff works. After all, why mess with a good thing right?
During the golden era of running sneakers—we’re taking late ’70 through the ’80s—brands like Nike, Asics, and adidas led the charge to give runners more horsepower underfoot. The result was a wide collection of performance tech that was truly beyond its time. Take a look through the sneaker archives, and check out the Retro Running Technologies That Still Work Today.