Complex’s Top 25 Sneakers That Should Be Retroed Right Now

January 3rd, 2012 by | 51 comments


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Sneaker re-issues spark that bit of nostalgia that allow the older generation of sneakerheads to block out the ‘grown-up’ problems and re-live days of youth. That’s a huge reason why the Air Jordan Retro was so significant when it began in 1994, and the same could be said about other re-issues like 2011′s Air Trainer SC II, Asics Gel Saga, and the Air Jordan VII Bordeaux. With a few more goodies already confirmed for 2012, Complex ran down a list of twenty-five sneakers that are due for a Retro, and we’ll point out immediately that there are no Air Jordan Retros on this list. We must say, it’s definitely one of the more thorough groupings we’ve seen in a while (with mentions of cult gems like the Nike Air Citizen, the Spot-Bilt X-Press, and a plethora of Reebok goodies), so take a quick walk down history lane with this list below, or head to Complex for the journey in its entirety.

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51 comments
seltzernator
seltzernator

i'm suprised nike has not retro'd the nike air dynamic flight. it was a hurrache that scottie pippen wore released back in 91 i believe. it was just before nike started making pippen his own signature shoes. i liked the white/black/red colorway personally, but there was a black/red/white colorway that actually had his number, 33, up by the ankle hole.

wdf
wdf

Please, no retro of the Zoom Citizen ...

Jerronimo
Jerronimo

LOL.. I got a gameworn signed pair of those Xavier McDaniel Spot-bilts. Size 18!! ....RIP SONICS

Jerronimo
Jerronimo

Maroon 6's, Shaq's, Both Shawn Kemp Reeboks, Gary Payton (zip up) Nike Son of Gloves, Reebok Emmit Smiths (black/white). David Robinson pumps...bring all those back!!

DimeBagOswoosh
DimeBagOswoosh

Only shoe i could truly agree with on this list was the Flight light II's. Complex just didn't do enough research, as usual. What about Nike air missions? Air ups? DT 4 max? Air max 120s? Or, either zoom jets? or super zooms?

$teved23
$teved23

They got #1 right! Those Air Command Forces are so frickin crazy!

Duywanewade3
Duywanewade3

How does the Nike Jet Flights NOT make it on this list???! SMGDH

SB Hater
SB Hater

Please retro PARIS DUNK SB and PIGEON DUNK SB. And see how the original prices will drop drastically. Hahaha.

Eze4700
Eze4700

The Shaqnosis would sell out no matter what

gbrzozowski
gbrzozowski

I've been waiting on the Air Zoom Generation 10 year anniversary hoping they'll come back out again. And the Shaqnosis and Kamikazes would be amazing. Reebok get on those and the Answer IV's.

Anthony
Anthony

Bring back the super cb from 97

Shane
Shane

Air Unlimited Please!!

JSiK The DJ
JSiK The DJ

Shitty list What about Air Max 98's????????????????

@kent_wg
@kent_wg

Might as well bring back the LA Gear with the red lights on the bottom while we're at it.

Clarence
Clarence

they needa bring back the air force 180s.

Etown Junior
Etown Junior

B-balled the f*ck out of those Shaq's when i was young...good times...

FEC
FEC

I had 2 pair the Shaq 1's that I wore that hell out, no one in my school wanted those bastards. I wish Reebok would pull their heads out of their asses, shoot Shaq a little cash and Retro them, I need another pair.

RuckusJr
RuckusJr

I had those tennis shoes with the Kevlar on them. I loved those shoes. Where are the Ewings? I buy them all and burn them so nobody would ever have to wear a shoe with EWING in 4" letters written on the heel again.

shupimp
shupimp

Three personal favorites i would love to see and need to be retroed right now. 1. Nike Air Flight One 2. Nike Air Max 96 3. Nike air Mission

kidvideo
kidvideo

Yeahhh.....dem Force Dave Robinson joints would murder anything that I have seen on the market so far except maybe a official original colorway of a Retro J, Airmax Uptempo, Bo Jackson , or Penny Airmax. Fuck a foamposite,Kobe, and Labron shoe they are so overrated and fools keep paying ridicolous sugg. retail for them better u then me cuz i refuse.

DEENICE
DEENICE

ha. i got Lebrons, i think they're his first shoe? lol. Hummer inspired...ive actually worked out in them things and still going strong...i'd get another pair...white...

muthatrucka
muthatrucka

the Robinson's in a small release, the Kamikazi's maybe. the other stuff would be born to the clearance rack.

niche
niche

Those first reeboks remind me of some 7s,, I would def cop if they were inn some nice ass colorway!

niche
niche

Ma bad I meant the second reeboks

CONCORD96
CONCORD96

hm! thats coo but wheres the Rodman Shake nDestrukt and NIKE HYPERFLIGHTS!?

Jim Bob Tawney
Jim Bob Tawney

They retroed similar New Balance shoes (the P790) in 2010. I bought a pair. Those Converse should definitely retro in a few colorways. I'd buy two!

D-Smith
D-Smith

Thats why they would do a limited release to hype them up to build some buzz

Robert, Romania
Robert, Romania

I'm missing the Air Max 93 on that list. They got rare even on ebay nowadays.

Thedistrict
Thedistrict

They can't retro the kamikaze's...they lost the tooling for them

_idgaf22
_idgaf22

OG VI's ? The the ones that haven't been retroed

Aeropooch
Aeropooch

Reebok- slip'n on the retro's...that's why your sales is slumped. shiyat!

LuigiGinobili
LuigiGinobili

Bring J's 8 Back ! I need Aqua's ! Fuck the 8.0

NoThanks
NoThanks

Those David Robinson joints though.

NikesOnMyFeet
NikesOnMyFeet

I understand the great history behind the shoes but they wont ever be retroed because they wouldnt sell

Youk
Youk

air max 98 all day in every colorway!

Justin
Justin

All of those are ugly as sin..

That Ninja
That Ninja

I'm loving those kamikazes. Bring Em back,

Jetlifitsuks2bu
Jetlifitsuks2bu

The shaq joints I have been lookn for. For uh nd one pair on ebay. They were a lil to rich ford me would love to have them.

standclear1
standclear1

I'm usually a fan of the lists that complex puts out, they usually do great work with these kinds of articles, but this needed more thought before posting. most of the stuff on this list would not sell.

A_Mac_Long
A_Mac_Long

i was thinking the same thing when i saw this list i wish i still had my air zoom generations

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