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adidas AS700 Broomfield 19/05/2019
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The adidas Broomfield Revives The adidas AS700 Trainer From The 1980s

The adidas Broomfield trainer draws inspiration from classic 3 stripes from the 80s era and the original AS700 silhouette. When it comes to the majority of modern adidas trainer styles and footwear releases, there’s usually some archive inspiration thrown into the design process in some shape or form. Take silhouettes like the recently released adidas Country x Kamanda for example, merging the old with the new, the design revives the classic 3 stripes’ aesthetic with a modern update. The adidas Broomfield trainer on the other hand is a different story. Although... Read More

Bjorn Borg Style Fila 15/05/2019
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Dress Like A Pro: Get The Complete Björn Borg Style

The Diadora Borg Elite trainers and the Fila Settanta Mk1 track top are just some of the signature pieces as worn by the Swedish former No.1. It’s crazy when you think Björn Borg retired at the young age of 26. Saying that what more could he really have done for the sport? Winning a whopping 11 Grand Slam singles titles, 15 Grand Prix Super Series titles and setting numerous world records throughout his professional career, Borg had done it all. Between 1974 and 1981 Borg won the French Open 6... Read More

adidas Country x Kamanda trainer 12/05/2019

Old Skool Meets New Skool With The adidas Country x Kamanda Trainer

The adidas Country x Kamanda trainer is back with another hybrid 3 stripes model that merges the old with the new. Originally dropping as part of the Never Made collection which saw a collection of hybrid 3 stripes silhouettes mixing classic styles such as the Boston Super, the Micropacer and the Country with the NMD, EQT and the Kamanda. The adidas Country x Kamanda trainer combined a classic 3 stripes runner with one of its latest ‘casually inspired’ terrace trainer styles. Giving a nod to the old and the new,... Read More

Wade Smith Liverpool 80s adidas 09/05/2019
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How Wade Smith Cashed In On The Casuals, The Scallies & The Ravers

The Wade Smith store in Liverpool was one of the first places in the UK to get rare adidas at the height of the casual scene. Back in the early 80s there wasn’t instagram to check out the latest drops or even raffles now, and there wasn’t really a global trainer scene anything like we know it today. If you wanted the latest Forest Hills, Trimm Trab’s or ZX styles, it was word of mouth back then. Some sportswear stores did stock some of the original casual styles, however it wasn’t really... Read More

retro casual britpop style sergio tacchini 17/04/2019
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Cool Britannia: When The 90s Went Retro Casual

Britpop style was a unique look born in the 90s that took influences from the skinheads, the mods, the casuals and the Madchester baggies. The early 90s rave scene was starting to fizzle out due to ecstasy deaths and a growing police presence. Seattle Grunge was starting to make everyone feel depressed and there was a sense of something new in the air and that something big was about to happen. The 60’s had seen the UK export one of its biggest musical assets yet, The Beatles, and with that... Read More

b-boy fashion 80s casual classics 12/04/2019
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Classic B-Boy Style At 80s Casual Classics

B-Boy fashion started when a group of Bronx breakers realised that tracksuits looked just as good when you were busting out the Jackhammer. In order to talk about B-Boy fashion we must first look at its inception. In the late 70s and early 80s, there was a massive cultural shift in America, and with it a new musical genre was born. Hip-Hop stood up for the marginalised youths in society, rejecting the white elite social order of the time. Hip-Hop began making waves across the US and became a major... Read More

adidas Oregon Forest Grove 31/03/2019
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How The adidas Oregon Revolutionised 3 Stripes Running Technology Forever

The adidas Oregon or Forest Grove as it is now known, was one of the first silhouettes to adopt the famous Dellinger webbing to the midsole. Back in the 1980s a massive change was happening in the trainer world. A new demand for the best running trainer technology meant sportswear brands like adidas really had to up their design game to come up with the next revolutionary under foot cushioning system. Introducing Mr Bill Dellinger. A game changer in trainer running design technology, a 3 stripes archive legend and also... Read More

24/03/2019

Step Back Into The Old Skool With These Classic Retro Trainer Styles

Retro styles like the adidas AR trainer takes its inspiration from classic archive court styles and the legendary 80s tennis era. As new trainer silhouettes come and go, it’s still fair to say that the majority of the most respected trainer styles out there originate back in the 1980s and 1990s. Even the latest trainer releases usually have archive inspiration. Take the adidas AR trainer for example. An archive inspired 3 stripes silhouette which looks back to the nostalgic 80s tennis era when the likes of Boris Becker, Steffi Graf,... Read More

adidas spezial trainer 16/03/2019
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We’ve Got Some Very Adidas Spezial Colourways Of The 3 Stripes Handball Classic

The adidas Spezial trainer started a legacy of indoor handball silhouettes becoming an all time casual favourite. Not to be confused with Gary Aspden’s adidas line of the same name, the adidas Spezial trainer or Handball Spezial as it is also known, was one of the first handball silhouettes to be released from the German sportswear brand in the late 70s. However the Spezial wasn’t just your average adidas trainer at the time, it was designed for one sport in mind, handball. A popular sport in Germany, and still to... Read More

adidas gazelle suede 01/03/2019

The adidas Gazelle Gets A Super Soft Suede Update

The adidas Gazelle trainer is one of the most respected 3 stripes silhouettes of all time and is now treated to a subtle update. It doesn’t take a die hard 3 stripes collector to know how iconic the adidas Gazelle really is. If you went to the streets and did a Pointless style quiz with the general public, chances are the Gazelle would be up there in the top 5 of the most well known adidas styles of all time. However, it’s not just the fact of how well known and... Read More

Puma California Trainer 17/02/2019
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The PUMA California Was Born In The Magical Tennis Era Of The 1980s

The PUMA California trainer came straight from the courts courtesy of the Argentinian tennis legend Guillermo Vilas. Performance court shoes made a massive impact in the 1980s thanks to endorsements and sponsorship deals with some of the very greatest. Diadora had Björn Borg with the legendary Borg Elite (1981) a style that is still regarded as one of the greatest 80s casual trainers of all time. Nike had John McEnroe with the Nike Air Trainer 1 (1986) and PUMA had the Argentinian tennis icon, Guillermo Vilas with the California (1982). Alongside Borg and... Read More

Diadora N9000 10/02/2019

Diadora N9000: The Legacy Of N.

The Diadora N9000 marked a new direction for the Italian sportswear brand with the release of their ‘neutral’ 90s running styles. Boasting previous sporting endorsements with the likes of the Borg Elite with the Swedish tennis legend Björn Borg alongside the iconic Azzurri line with the Italian football legend Roberto Baggio, Diadora’s sportswear heritage certainly runs very deep. As the Italian sportswear brand pretty much dominated the tennis courts throughout the 80s with the Borg Elite, the 90s saw them take a different turn in the form of running silhouettes. As... Read More

Reebok Workout Plus White 30/01/2019
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Reebok Workout: It’s Still All About The 80s Classics

The Reebok Workout was born in the 80s fitness revolution with Reebok paving the future for fitness footwear for a new generation. In decades to come we’ll still probably be talking about the Reebok Workout. Why? Because it’s a classic and as far as anything 80s and classic goes it doesn’t really get much better. Take the Workout for example, with a name like that it didn’t exactly make you want to sit on your backside eating crisps and watching TV all day did it? Reebok was one of the... Read More

roy of the rovers gola harrier 25/01/2019
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GOLA: Get That Indie Swagger On!

There’s something quintessentially British about the Gola Harrier trainer, a true heritage style that recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The story of the British born sportswear brand, Gola, really starting to gain momentum following the release of the Harrier running shoe in the 1960s. The 70s saw the brand become a household name with football teams like Liverpool FC wearing Gola football boots and even Roy of the Rovers with school kids all over the country sporting their famous leather Gola bag. The Harrier became one of the first ever training... Read More

adidas Gazelle Main 20/01/2019

A Breed Apart: The adidas Gazelle

The adidas Gazelle was the very first 3 stripes silhouette to be made from suede, 50 years later and it’s still as relevant as ever. There’s only really a handful of 3 stripes silhouettes that have stood the test of time and the adidas Gazelle is most certainly one of them. First launching in the late 1960s, the shoe was the one of the very first styles to feature suede on the uppers. Just like PUMA had introduced styles like the Suede at around the same time, the future of... Read More

PUMA Suede clyde 13/01/2019
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From The Courts To The Streets: The Story Of The PUMA Suede

The PUMA Suede story started back in 1968, over the next 20 years it would become a B-Boy icon and one of the most celebrated PUMA styles of all time. The same year Adi Dassler was releasing 3 stripes training classics like the Gazelle and the Perfekt , PUMA, still under the direction of his brother, Rudolf Dassler, introduced the Suede. The PUMA Suede captured the growing civil rights movement in the US, with Puma sponsoring Tommie Smith and John Carlos, two African American athletes at the 1968 Olympics in... Read More

Diadora Borg Elite Gold Trainer 10/01/2019
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An Unrivaled Winner: The Diadora Borg Elite Gold Trainer Is Back!

Arguably one of the most celebrated and legendary tennis trainers of all time, the Diadora Borg Elite Gold trainer now makes its return to 80s Casual Classics. No disrespect to a lot of the modern day tennis players but if they were playing in the 1980s and endorsed the Diadora Borg Elite trainer it wouldn’t have the same respect it has today. They just don’t have the same panache and appeal that the likes of Björn Borg had throughout his career. The blonde headband wearing Swede was the man you wanted... Read More

Saucony Jazz trainer Running 05/01/2019
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The Saucony Jazz Trainer Started The 80s Running Revolution Of The Massachusetts Brand

Saucony first released the Jazz trainer in 1981, a year that marked the beginning of a revolution of legendary running silhouettes. What is it about the 80s that holds such a strong connection to the majority of sportswear brands out there? There is no one correct answer but it’s really a contribution of factors that led to the running trainer revolution of the 1980s. Times had changed, new subcultures had been born, trainer technology had advanced and people wanted to get in shape. Running trainers really made their mark in... Read More

adidas handball top trainer 29/12/2018
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The adidas Handball Top Trainer Was Born On The Courts Of The Bundesliga

We’ve got some brand new colourways of the adidas Handball Top trainer arriving shortly at 80s Casual Classics. Go to any wettbüro (betting shop) in Germany and the chances are they will have all the latest odds laid out for the next big Handball-Bundesliga match. Although it was the Danish who invented the ‘hand and ball’ game, it was the Germans that really brought it to a global stage, first introducing it at the Berlin Olympics in 1936 and then reviving it again 40 years later at the Munich Olympics in 1976.... Read More

adidas Forest Grove 19/12/2018

The adidas Forest Grove Has Now Landed In Some Fresh New Colourways

The original Oregon running trainer of the 1980s is now revived as the adidas Forest Grove trainer for the modern day 3 stripes admirers. Back in the early 80s adidas embarked on a project of the running kind and set out to create some of the comfiest performance led running trainers of all time. With their athletic and Olympic heritage, the 3 stripes brand dropped some of the most respected silhouettes of all time throughout the 80s era. The adidas Oregon is up there as one of the best 3... Read More

adidas Gazelle Xmas 16/12/2018
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The Ultimate Xmas Collection At 80s Casual Classics

There’s still time to get them last minute Xmas gifts with everything from the adidas Gazelle to the Aquascutum Club Check scarf we’ve got it all! Xmas seems to come around quicker each year and with now only 10 days left till the big day it’s probably about time you got your Xmas gifts in order. Well the good news is the 80s Casual Classics Santa has all your Xmas dreams covered from classic 80s track tops, retro 3 stripes trainers like the adidas Gazelle and stocking fillers for trainer... Read More

adidas Continental 80 x TFL Trainer 12/12/2018

The adidas Continental 80 x TFL Trainer Celebrates Different Lines Of The London Underground

adidas Originals team up with Transport For London for a very special London Underground inspired Continental 80 trainer. The very first underground rail network in the entire world, the London Underground now boasts 11 lines across 270 stations covering 402 km of track. The heartbeat of the ‘Big Smoke’ that keeps daily commuters on time and tourists changing lines to see the main attractions of the major city, the London Underground is one of the oldest and largest underground railway networks in the entire world. The new adidas Continental 80... Read More

all black adidas trainers Gazelle 30/11/2018

All Black adidas Trainer Styles At 80s Casual Classics

From classic 3 stripe silhouettes like the adidas Gazelle, you”ll love our selection of easy to wear all black adidas trainers styles. When it comes to easy wear footwear, it doesn’t get much easier than a pair of all black adidas trainers does it? From casual to maybe a bit smarter casual, a pair of all black Gazelles for example, can be worn for various occasions. An easy, no fuss staple trainer option that will accompany any outfit regardless of colour. All black trainer styles are increasingly becoming a firm... Read More

07/11/2018

The adidas Montreal 76 Trainer Was Originally Released For The 1976 Montreal Olympics

Like a lot of 3 stripes styles of the era, the adidas Montreal 76 was designed as a leisure shoe for the German athletes competing in the Montreal Olympics. There have been quite a few different versions of the adidas Montreal 76 trainer released since the 3 stripes brand decided to stamp the Canadian city onto their footwear catalogue. Just like all classic 3 stripes, each style is just as important as the other, although the Montreal 76 version with the rubber heel support maybe more memorable to some. 3 stripes fanatics... Read More

Classic 3 stripes 04/11/2018
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Classic 3 Stripes & Retro adidas Styles

Our adidas wall features an assortment of classic 3 stripes and retro styles, brought back to life from the archives for the modern day trainer fanatics. Collecting classic 3 stripes is like a religion to some people and if you’re reading this then you’re probably the same. Collectors and classic adidas fans go absolutely mental for the original silhouettes from the 70s and 80s and it’s no surprise really considering the heritage and nostalgia attached to certain models. The majority of classic 3 stripes were all about performance at the time,... Read More

Fila Trailblazer Boots 24/10/2018

Step On: A Classic Style Returns With The Fila Trailblazer

The Fila Trailblazer was born from the mountains of Biella, Italy as a trekking shoe, however it was more raving than walking  that the Trailblazer got its name for. Following on from the success of their White Line tennis collection as worn by the likes of Björn Borg throughout the 70s and 80s, Fila set out to diversify their ranges with performance led outdoors gear throughout the 1980s. From kitting out explorers like Reinhold Messner in 1986 with performance Fila kit as he reached the summit of Everest as well as the... Read More

Reebok Classic Nylon 21/10/2018

Updated Classics & Original 80s Fitness Styles From Reebok

Footwear styles like the Classic & the Reebok Phase One Pro trainer were originally launched in the 80s era for the gym goers of the new fitness revolution. The 1980s gym revolution paved the way for sportswear brands like Reebok to stamp their “classic” style on the new fitness market. Throughout the 80s the traditional gym transformed from the dirty underground sweat box once associated with shady gangsters and semi pro boxers to the fancy new commercial type, with saunas, steam rooms, work out areas and everything you needed to... Read More

PUMA Red Star 13/10/2018

The PUMA Red Star Trainer is Revived From The PUMA Archives In True Retro Style

Classic casual style trainers like the PUMA Red Star were first released in the 1980s for athletes and indoor training. Rewind back to the late 70s and early 80s for a second. Dance crews were spinning around on their heads, blasting out the latest tracks from Afrika Bambaataa, whilst the original casuals were spreading their wings across the UK. Both were kitted out head to toe in the latest sportswear with the freshest PUMA ‘kicks’ on their feet. The performance heritage of the German sportswear brands like PUMA was always... Read More

ASICS GEL LYTE 15/09/2018

The Asics GEL-LYTE Trainer Was Born Out Of The 80s Sole Revolution

The ASICS GEL-LYTE trainer marked the first of the GEL-LYTE legacy, a lightweight running trainer and still one of the greatest. The running trainer revolution of the 80s reached new levels with brands like adidas, Nike, New Balance, PUMA & Saucony all fighting for a place at the top of the athletic footwear podium. Asics were also a sportswear brand who already had close connections with the running world, for example Derek Clayton broke the marathon world record in 1967 wearing a pair of Asics running shoes. The Finnish athlete Lasse... Read More

adidas Forest Grove trainer 07/09/2018

The adidas Forest Grove Trainer Might Remind You of Something Else…

The adidas Forest Grove trainer revives the legacy of a classic 3 stripes 80s running silhouette and all that Bill Dellinger design inspiration. Whether or not you have already laid eyes on the newly released adidas Forest Grove silhouette, you are still probably thinking that it looks awfully familiar. That’s because it does. The Forest Grove comes as a very special revival of the Oregon trainer, an all time classic 80s running silhouette, released in an era where running was the thing and adidas wanted their 3 stripes stamped across... Read More

26/08/2018

The adidas SPEZIAL Trainer First Originated As An Indoor Handball Shoe

The adidas Handball Spezial trainer celebrates the original casual era and the classic indoor handball silhouette. Like the majority of classic 3 stripes trainers released throughout the 70s and 80s it was all about performance and function,  generally coming with some form of athletic inspiration and story. The casual era really saw the birth of where unknown European silhouettes started to make their way onto the UK shores. Trainers like the original adidas Spezial trainer, a shoe designed for playing indoor handball, a sport that wasn’t exactly on the rota... Read More

Adidas Gazelle Classic Colours 18/08/2018

The addias Gazelle Is A Classic Super Suede Silhouette

The latest adidas Gazelle trainer celebrates an era of Britpop, classic 3 stripes and the colourful 90s era. Ask any trainer nut to tell you one of the most well known adidas trainers of all time and the Gazelle will always be up there. The history of the iconic 3 stripes style spans all the way back to the 60s, starting its design initially as a track shoe and then moving onto an all round sports trainer. Interestingly enough the Gazelle was also one of the first adidas trainers to... Read More

PUMA Whirlwind trainer 05/08/2018

PUMA Revive The Whirlwind From The Herzogenaurach Archives

The PUMA Whirlwind trainer is a classic 80s running shoe and is now revived from the PUMA archives. Following on previously from big releases like the Clyde and the Suede, the 80s saw the Herzogenaurach based German sportswear brand continue their research and dedication into the world of sports and performance footwear. Like a lot of trainers from the era it wasn’t just their performance qualities that got people talking, it was also just simply down to the fact they looked good, regardless if you were wearing them for athletic or... Read More

New Balance 574 trainer 01/08/2018

The New Balance 574 Is An 80s Trainer Icon

The New Balance 574 trainer was originally released in an era of road running, one-upmanship and the start of a footwear revolution. There’s always been something a bit different about New Balance that will always stay true to its original fans. The 1980s not only saw the rise of the casuals but also the yuppies who were prepared to pay top dollar for the best running trainers. New Balance saw an opportunity to crossover the traditional running shoe for every day use with the introduction of a range of styles... Read More

adidas Samba OG black yellow 29/07/2018

The adidas Samba OG Trainer Was Designed By Mr Adi Dassler Himself

We’ve got some new colourways landing of the adidas Samba OG trainer, an original 3 stripes classic courtesy of Adi Dassler. First introduced back in the early 60s, in an era when the adidas brand were really starting to show the world what they were made of, the adidas Samba OG started its own legacy. Like a lot of the classic 3 stripes stuff, the Samba was designed with performance at its core. Not just a fancy shoe to look to good, the Samba was rock solid, literally, with Dassler... Read More

Holiday Essentials 23/07/2018
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Holiday Essentials This Summer At 80s Casual Classics

The World Cup might be over for another 4 years but that doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy the summer season with our massive selection of holiday essentials. This one goes out to all the lads holidays, the Ibiza weekenders, the summer road trippers, the island hoppers and the all inclusive pool side loungers. Whatever your plans are for the summer season our huge selection of holiday essentials have got you covered with everything from classic 80s court swagger to 90s Brit Pop nostalgia. Whether you’re romancing in Rome, partying in... Read More

diadora borg elite 17/07/2018
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Diadora Borg Elite: The Original 80s Tennis Classic & Still The Best

If a single pair of trainers could sum up the 80s casual era it would probably be the Diadora Borg Elite, as famously worn by the tennis legend himself. It would be very surprising these days if for example the likes of Novak Djokovic was to endorse a pair of trainers and create a cult following in the process. In fact it would almost certainly never happen. Its not because Djokovic isn’t a world class tennis player or that he doesn’t have any fans, it simply comes down to one thing…panache. Panache... Read More

Diadora Sirio Trainer 11/07/2018

We’ve Got Some Brand New Colourways Of The Diadora Sirio Trainer Landing

The Diadora Sirio trainer looks back to the 80s era of running silhouettes, casual sportswear and retro style. Over the last 40 or so years Diadora have really made their mark on the world of sports from football to tennis with legends such as Roberto Baggio and Björn Borg waving the Diadora endorsement flag. Athletics and running have also been a key factor in the Italian sportswear label’s heritage with 90s running classics like the V7000 & N9000 going down as some of the trainer worlds finest running silhouettes to date.... Read More

adidas continental 80 rascal 26/06/2018

The adidas Continental Is Revived In All Its OG 80s Glory

The adidas Continental 80 is brought back to life from the 3 stripes archive with all its original European tennis court style. The adidas Continental trainer is one of the latest silhouettes to be revived from the 3 stripes archive. The 80s era really saw some of the top adidas releases of all time and will always be remembered as one of the most influential decades for 3 stripes fanatics and followers. Although some 3 stripes silhouettes are more remembered than others, what’s always magical about any archive re-release is... Read More

adidas Indoor Super squash trainer 21/06/2018
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The adidas Indoor Super Was First Born On The Squash Courts

We’ve got some brand new colourways landing from the 80s squash court classic trainer, the adidas Indoor Super. Throughout the 80s, adidas released a selection of racket sport trainers that were well…super. Signature styles like for example the Barrington Super, the Squash Super and the Indoor Super were designed for the indoor courts and racket sports such as badminton and squash. As adidas had already pretty much set the standard for the classic tennis trainer with the Stan Smith, trainers like the Indoor Super saw the 3 Stripes brand diversifying... Read More

retro runners Saucony 10/06/2018

Retro Runners: Classic 80s Styles Designed For Distance

Our selection of retro runners celebrates an era of 80s casual style, marathons and running nostalgia. Just like a lot of trainer styles, the 80s also marked a significant period for running trainers, with certain styles becoming synonymous not only to the era, but also getting recognition as some as the best running silhouettes of all time. Designed for distance, it was the sportswear companies of the era that looked to introduce silhouettes that had been tried and tested across New York’s marathon which spans over the 5 boroughs of... Read More

adidas adilette slides main 05/06/2018

Slip Into These Summer Slides With 80s Casual Classics

We’ve got a massive selection of retro summer slides with the likes of the adidas adilette slides for the ultimate poolside style. When it comes to summer staples at 80s Casual Classics they’ve usually got some retro story or sportswear heritage to brag about alongside their cool swagger style. From classic Fila High Tide shorts to retro England shirts we take pride in sourcing some of the most sought after sportswear to look your best over the holiday season. With a massive resurgence in recent years, the classic slide has... Read More

Bermuda Trainers Deep Sand 30/05/2018

The adidas Bermuda Trainer Is Now Available In Some Brand New Colourways

The adidas Bermuda trainer first surfaced in the trainer world as part of the 3 Stripes Island Series back in the early 80s. As far as modern day trainer re-issues go, they don’t really get much better than the original 3 stripes releases from the early casual era. As new adi’ styles are introduced its always the classic 3 stripes stuff that will get people talking from the original wearers themselves to the new wave of adidas collectors and enthusiasts. After the revival of the highly anticipated re-release of the... Read More

adidas Deerupt 02/05/2018

The adidas Deerupt Trainer Celebrates The 3 Stripes Running Archives Of The 80s

Mixing modern style with classic 80s archive runner inspiration, the adidas Deerupt trainer combines the old with the new. As modern trainer technology evolves its always the classic archive stuff that people like to shout about. With adidas for example, their recent releases have been all about mixing the old with the new, with a clear vision that 3 stripes archive styles can be somehow re-invented for the modern day wearer. Modern classics, as some may call them, have seen adidas not only re-releasing classic styles from the archive but... Read More

Diadora Tokyo Trainer 15/04/2018

Check Out These Fresh Italian Retro Runners From Diadora

Packed full of Italian sportswear heritage and classic 80s runner looks, you’ll love our latest selection of Diadora Tokyo, Birmingham & Sirio trainers. Diadora has played a vital role in the 80s Casual Classics story from the very beginning, alongside other fellow Italian sportswear labels such as Ellesse, Fila & Sergio Tacchini. An Italian sportswear label rich in 80s nostalgia that is still held in the same high regard today as it was when the likes of Björn Borg stepped foot onto centre court. Originally founded in 1948, Diadora established itself... Read More

adidas Jeans MkII 07/04/2018

Fresh New Colourways Of The adidas Bermuda & The Jeans MKII Trainers

Check out our latest selection of classic 3 stripes styles including the adidas Bermuda and Jeans MKII updated in some fresh new colourways. So first of all lets talk about the adidas Bermuda trainer which revives the original Island Series legacy from the 70s and 80s. As far as highly collectible 3 stripes styles go, the Island Series is arguably up there with the original City Series, also coming from a pinnacle era of casual style and appreciation. Alongside the Bermuda, other notable styles from the original Island Series included... Read More

adidas beckenbauer track top 04/04/2018
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Trainer & Tracktop Combos The 80s Casual Classics Way

We’ve paired up some iconic Sergio Tacchini, Fila, Ellesse & adidas Beckenbauer track tops with our selection of classic trainers. As many classic sportswear collectors will tell you, getting the trainer/tracktop combo right takes a lot of thought. You’re not going to pair up some bright red trainers with a green track top are you? Paying care and attention to colourways and matching styles is as important to us dressers as anything else. So whether you’re pairing up Japanese exclusive 3 stripes with legendary adidas Beckenbauer track tops, or Borg... Read More

29/03/2018
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The adidas Los Angeles Trainer Is One Of The Greatest Running Styles Of All Time

We’ve got more OG colourways of the adidas Los Angeles trainer landing at 80s Casual Classics. Its styles like the adidas Los Angeles trainer that remind us just how good the 80s really were for classic runners. As the adidas European City Series took its grip across the continent with the likes of the Munchen, the Malmo and the Milano, throughout the 70s and 80s,  North America was getting its first introduction to classic 3 stripes with running styles that would go onto become something of legends. Running silhouettes were... Read More

Saucony Originals DXN trainer 18/03/2018

Time To Get Serious With These Saucony Originals 80s Running Classics

80s classics like the Saucony Originals DXN trainer were built for performance with one particular sport in mind…running. For trainer collectors and fanatics there will always be a continued admiration for classic 80s running styles. These styles weren’t just designed for posing about in, they were made to run in, and that’s exactly what the likes of Saucony aimed to achieve. Teaming up with the renowned marathon runner and athlete, Rod Dixon, Saucony Originals set about to create the worlds perfect running shoe and its fair to say they didn’t... Read More

adidas new york trainer white grey 10/03/2018

We’ve Got Even More Colourways Of The adidas New York Trainer Arriving At 80s CC

The adidas New York trainer has already gone down a storm at 80s Casual Classics and we’ve got even more colours available to pre-order. The adidas New York trainer has become somewhat of an icon to the 3 stripes collectors of the world, packing more nostalgia and running heritage than your average silhouette. The highly celebrated Cities series took its names from European cities, with the 3 stripes brand also introducing the North American Cities Series throughout the 1980s which included the Boston Super, Dallas, Atlanta and New York trainers.... Read More

adidas Samba Suede Trainer 03/03/2018

The adidas Samba Trainer Gets The Premium Rich Suede Treatment

We’ve just had some premium suede versions of the classic adidas Samba land at 80s Casual Classics in an assortment of new colourways. Over the years, the adidas Samba trainer has built a reputation with 3 stripes fans and a followers as an all time great. The Samba first made its mark on the world as a football trainer back in the early 60’s, designed to be able to withstand harsh weather pitch conditions with the design concept courtesy of Mr Adi Dassler himself. The celebrated 3 stripes Samba silhouette... Read More

PUMA rainbow trainer OG 23/02/2018

PUMA Revives The Rainbow Retro Runner & The TK Indoor Tennis Trainer

From the PUMA Rainbow retro runner to classic court trainers, we’ve got a great selection of PUMA styles landing at 80s Casual Classics. There has always been something unique about that classic PUMA look. The Dassler brothers have become two of the most influential people to ever exist in the trainer world with Adi pursuing his own 3 stripes path and Rudolph taking the reigns of the PUMA label. The 70s and 80s saw a wealth of classic PUMA styles that will always be admired from performance to every day casual... Read More

16/02/2018
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We’ve Got An Exclusive Diadora Borg Elite Trainer Dropping At 80s Casual Classics

From the words of Björn Borg himself, “If I were in your shoes, I’d want to buy my shoes”. If you had to list one of the greatest tennis trainers of all time, the Diadora Borg Elite trainer would come very close to the top. Released in an era where tennis fashion had swept the nation thanks to the likes of Björn Borg and the early casual movement also adopting the Italian sportswear look. Borg had already put fellow Italian brand, Fila, on the map and now Diadora wanted their share of... Read More

adidas Campus 27/01/2018

From The Beastie Boys To Britpop: The adidas Campus Is An All Time Casual Classic

The adidas Campus is a classic 3 stripes trainer having close connections to music and subcultures since the 1980s. There has always been something effortless and honest about the adidas Campus that has made it a firm favourite in the 3 stripes family over the last 30 or so years. As far as classic adi’ goes, aesthetically it doesn’t get much more straight forward; 3 stripes, soft uppers and that signature adidas trainer feel. Although the Campus ‘officially’ made its comeback last year, its presence never really left. It has... Read More

adidas stan smith 16/01/2018

The adidas Stan Smith: A Tennis Legend & All Time Casual Classic

The classic tennis trainer, the adidas Stan Smith, is one of the best selling 3 stripes styles of all time. The connection between casual classics and tennis has always been close with legends like Stan Smith himself endorsing what would go on to become one of the best selling 3 stripes trainers of all time. What started its life as a clean cut court trainer would earn its place as an all time favourite of the original casuals alongside the likes of the Forest Hill, Samba and City Series. The... Read More

reebok classics 10/01/2018

It’ll Be All White On The Night With These Classics From Reebok

Check out our huge range of crisp white Reebok classics from the Workout Plus to the Club C 85. The 1980s marked a new generation of fitness fanatics and the rise of the global gym goer from Manhattan to Manchester. As other sportswear brands were dominating the tracks and the terraces, Reebok saw huge potential in the gym industry and started to introduce a range of indoor training styles which would go on to become classics of the era. Merging the lines between sportswear and style, Reebok saw a gap... Read More

ADIDAS N-5923 05/01/2018

The adidas N-5923 Trainer Puts A Modern Twist On The 70s Running Style

The N-5923 combines modern trainer technology with classic 3 stripes running heritage. The adidas N-5923 trainer comes from the recently introduced Iniki family, where classic casual style was fused with a futuristic look and the latest 3 stripes technology. Combining different aspects from the 3 stripes archive and modern catalogue, the design went down a storm with classic 3 stripes fans, reminding them of the original casual look but with an updated feel. A new generation of 3 stripes was born where classic casual met the likes of the NMD... Read More

adidas New York Trainer Tan 20/12/2017

The adidas New York Trainer Is Back With A ‘Big Apple’ Bang For 2018

The classic 3 stripes runner makes its highly anticipated debut at 80s Casual Classics for January 2018 delivery. Following on from last weeks news of the adidas Jeans MKII arriving in some brand new colourways we are very excited to announce the arrival of the adidas New York trainer to 80s Casual Classics. If you know your stuff when it comes to original 3 stripes releases you will of course know the significance of cities to Adi Dassler’s sportswear label. The cities series looked to the cities of Europe with... Read More

adidas jeans MKII trainer 13/12/2017

We’ve Got Some New Colourways Arriving Of The Adidas Jeans MKII

The highly celebrated adidas Jeans MKII trainer makes a return for 2018 in some striking new colourways. Right then, its probably about time we all started to think about 2018 with the ‘new year’ quickly creeping upon us. January isn’t exactly the most exciting time of the year, so what better way to beat them January blues than a brand new pair of archive 3 stripes dropping on your door step to satisfy all your trainer needs? Well that’s exactly what we’re talking about, as we’ve got some exciting new... Read More

adidas Samba trainer 06/12/2017
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Its An 80s Casual Classics Samba Thing…

The adidas Samba has been a big hit on the ever growing trainer world pretty much since it was first released. 3 stripes connoisseurs of the world may know which exact year a certain City Series style came out from the early 80s, however even someone with a minimal trainer knowledge has heard of the Samba. Some people may argue its a popular type of Brazilian dancing however South American culture aside, the Samba is arguably one of the most well known and most celebrated 3 stripes styles of all... Read More

winter dressers 29/11/2017
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Winter Dressers #2

Our next installment of Winter Dressers focuses on mixing quality knitwear with cords, denim, classic trainers and winter boots. If you managed to catch up on our last Winter Dressers feature, you may now be starting to get the gist of the whole concept. Its that time of year to get the best gear out from the world of classic sportswear brands and heritage labels, mixing them together for some smart winter ready get up’. The combinations are endless, and many a dressers may spend endless hours (although we may... Read More

Xmas gift ideas 21/11/2017
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An 80s Casual Classics Xmas Of Dreams

We’ve put together some great Xmas gift ideas at 80s Casual Classics from crocodile boxer shorts to classic 3 stripes. The holiday season comes around pretty quick each year so its better to be one step ahead than battling the bustle on Xmas Eve. If you are reading this and looking for ideas for yourself or that special someone, forgot the socks and deodorant gift set and take note. Our branded Xmas gift ideas selection highlights some of the latest trainers, track tops, sportswear, accessories and winter warmers which will make... Read More

Winter Dressers 15/11/2017
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Winter Dressers #1

The winter season is all about getting the best gear on without sacrificing your casual tastes. With a title like ‘Winter Dressers’, we could start rabbiting on about glitzy party frocks, but that’s not very likely is it. However,  for those who know their stuff and understand what we’re all about, ‘Winter Dressers’ is basically a concept of winter gear for the dressers out there. Those who may opt for the classic Borg’ and Fila shorts combo on their summer holidays still need to look just as good in the... Read More

adidas Los Angeles trainer 13/11/2017
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“At Last! The Shoe That Fits More Than Your Foot”

The adidas Los Angeles trainer revolutionized the world of running and quickly became an all time 3 stripes classic and collectable. The adidas Los Angeles trainer made its debut in 1984 in celebration of the 1984 Olympics. The adidas trainer was one of the first of its kind in the world of athletic footwear earning its ‘stripes’ on the tracks as well as the terraces with the original casual movement and sportswear fanatics of the 80’s. The trainer revolutionized sole technology with its shock absorption system utilising 3 rods, although... Read More

PUMA Liga Trainer 02/11/2017

Check Out Our Great Selection Of PUMA Trainer Classics

From the latest PUMA Liga trainer to OG leather iterations of the Te-Ku, we’ve got all your classic PUMA needs covered at 80s CC. For those of you who weren’t aware, PUMA was born out of the Dassler brothers, 2 of the most influential people to ever exist in the trainer world.  In 1948 the two Dassler brothers decided to take their own direction with Adolf creating the 3 stripes brand (adidas), going on to create some of the most talked about trainers of all time. His brother Rudolph Dassler... Read More

adidas jeans MkII trainer 21/10/2017

The adidas Jeans Trainer Gets The Neon Treatment With These Striking Colourways

The adidas Jeans MKI trainer was first released in 1975 and was closely followed by the MKII in 1979. When it comes to classic adidas silhouettes and selections we certainly don’t mess about here at 80s Casual Classics. When alls said and done its the classic stuff that always seems to get people talking, whether you were knocking about in the early 80’s or for those who are just discovering a new passion for the 3 stripes brand. The adidas Jeans MKI trainer was originally released in 1975 coming in... Read More

adidas 350 trainer 15/10/2017

The adidas 350 Originated As A Super Rare Japanese Exclusive Tennis Trainer

The adidas 350 trainer makes a celebrated return from the 3 stripes archive with a global release. Originating from the 3 stripes heydays of the early 1980’s the adidas 350 trainer was first released as a Japanese only exclusive. Part of the AS series the 350 was a court trainer, becoming a highly sought after classic due to its rarity. The 350 trainer saw a resurgence thanks to its release as part of the SPEZIAL SS16 range alongside other archive silhouettes such as the ZX400. The signature perforations incorporated into... Read More

adidas München 30/09/2017

This Latest Version Of The adidas München Originated As A Japanese Exclusive

The original adidas München trainer first made its mark on the trainer world as part of the celebrated city series. Cities have been widely celebrated when it comes to classic 3 stripes collectors and admirers. From Malmo to Milano and of course Munich, the adidas City Series explored some of the top European locations, their colours and their football teams. Drawing inspiration from the cities they were based on, the original city series from the 3 stripes brand has become some of the most celebrated trainer releases in the history of the... Read More

adidas Gazelle leather 20/09/2017

The adidas Gazelle: A True 3 Stripes Icon And An 80s Casual Classic Trainer

When it comes to classic 3 stripes trainers, they don’t come much better than the adidas Gazelle, and we’ve got everything you need! Collectors and fans of the 3 stripes brand all share a common admiration for the adidas Gazelle. Not only is it one of the original and biggest styles to come out of the 80’s casual era, but it is a timeless trainer that just looks good no matter what. Decades have gone by with new subcultures and followings from the whole Britpop generation to modern day with... Read More

PUMA Te Ku 07/09/2017

The PUMA Te-Ku Makes A Come Back In True OG Format

Classic PUMA doesn’t get much better than the re-release of the Te-Ku straight from the sportswear archives. Originally released back in the late 70’s, 1978 to be exact, the PUMA Te-Ku makes its comeback with a very exclusive UK release. Back in an era when PUMA were really making a name for themselves on the courts, silhouettes like the Clyde from 1973 had started a growing demand for the German sportswear label. The Te-Ku followed on with the growing success of earlier court styles with a Made in Yugoslavia and... Read More

guide to trainer protection 20/08/2017

The 80s CC Guide To The Ultimate Trainer Protection

When it comes to splashing out on your favourite footwear, sneakers or ‘trainees’ as some may call them, it makes perfect sense to give them the right protection. We are all guilty of stepping out in a pair of new brand new box fresh trainers to have them covered in dirt, mud and any other substances you come into contact with. Before brands like Crep Protect came on the scene there were other shoe protection brands out there but none really that connected with the sneaker lovers of the world... Read More

reebok classic club c 85 05/08/2017
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The Reebok Classic Club C 85 Is A True 80’s Casual Classic

During the 1980’s Reebok introduced a range of athletic inspired trainers that would go down in sneaker history. As the fitness revolution took its hold on the everyday consumer in the 80’s, the likes of Reebok were at the top of their game. As people took to fitness equipment trying to try to look like the guys in the ads Reebok introduced a range of trainers for the gyms, courts and tracks. The 80’s saw the first generation of commercial gyms opening up around the world with people wanting to... Read More

franz beckenbauer adidas tracksuit 01/08/2017
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Franz Beckenbauer: Football Legend & adidas Tracksuit Icon

As far as classic 3 stripes goes, the Beckenbauer adidas tracksuit is one of the most iconic pieces of sportswear ever made. When it comes adidas nostalgia, we always seem to go back to the 1970’s or 80’s. An era of the first revolution of sportswear as we know it today, where athletic apparel became cool to wear off the courts and pitches. The connection between sports and adidas is closer than most, with vast amounts of signature pieces and releases coming from the beautiful game. Rewind back to the early... Read More

adidas Hamburg 26/01/2016

Adidas Hamburgs in 11 colourways!

The Adidas Hamburg is a much loved silhouette by casuals around the world. This trainer has always been a favourite of ours here at 80s Casual Classics and we’re proud to say that we are now currently offering this great trainer in no less than 11 colourways! This classic made a welcome return last year in one of the biggest re-releases from Adidas in many years. Originally released back in 1982, it became a clear symbol of the 80s and casual culture as it grew in popularity and became famous... Read More