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Sneakers of the 90s

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Here's a list of prominent popular sneakers that were released in the nineties such as the Nike Air Trainer SC, Nike Air Trainer SC II, New Balance M998, Nike SB Dunk, Jordan Retro 6, Vans Half Cab, Reebok Omni Pump, Air Jordan VI, Asics Gel Lyte III, Nike Air Flight Huarache, New Balance 1500, and the Air Jordan IV

1. Nike Air Trainer SC & Nike Air Trainer SC II

1990, Nike released the Nike Air Trainer SC -- the original classic. Then in 1991, Nike launched the Nike Air Trainer SC II for men that want a classic, premium design with great support. Designed for running or time in the gym, these mid-profile shoes offer increased ankle support when you need it most. You'll notice the premium fit and feel with the full-grain leather upper, along with the support straps that make for a snug fit. A PU midsole along with a Max Air unit provide increased cushioning and support, and the waffle pattern at the outsole grips just about any surface for great traction.
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2. New Balance M998

Released in 1993, the New Balance 998 was originally designed for large-frame runners. However, sneakerheads slowly started noticing them for their sleek and simplistic design -- and outdoor versatility. Featuring a retro sneaker laced with techno styling, the 998 mixes the best of the old with the new. The design team kept the shell of a vintage kick and focused on perfecting the comfort and support INSIDE of it. The result is what you see here.
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3. Nike SB Dunk

In 1998, Nike began production of the Dunk once again, and the shoe soon became a popular sneaker for skaters due to the stability and lower profile sole which improved grounding performance. Then in 2002, Nike created a Dunk specifically for skateboarders, known as the Nike Dunk SB. It features an extra-padded "puffy tongue" (common among skateboarding sneakers) and Nike's patented Zoom Air insole. Since then, the SB Dunk has become a popular icon for enthusiastic sneaker-collectors, and has hit the streetwear fashion scene. Nike currently collaborates with many designers to create special edition and collectible Dunks. The popularity of Dunks has grown so wide that it has prompted Nike to create many other kinds of shoes specifically for skateboarding such as Paul Rodriguez's, Tre's, Blazer's, and Team Editions to name a few.
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4. Jordan Retro 6

In order to appreciate the Jordan Retro 6, you have to start at the beginning. It all started in 1991, when the original Air Jordan VI was released, it was the first Jordan with an internal bootie and it boasted a striking design, Porsche-inspired pull tab and Vis-Air unit. It was also the shoe MJ wore as he captured both the league and Finals MVP. The Jordan Retro 6 is a retroed version of that classic shoe, offering a fresh look with the same iconic details. This shoe comes specially packaged in a "box within a box" to keep the original box from being damaged and helps to keep it in "collector's condition."
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5. Vans Half Cab

Launched in 1991, The Half Cab is a classic silhouette that features a suede upper in a technical mid top skate shoe style with a round toe. Put the fake ollie behind you in these powerful kicks from Vans. Probably one of my favorite chunkiest shoes on the planet.
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6. Reebok Omni Pump

Back in 1989, Reebok launched one of the biggest gimmicks in sneaker history. It introduced the Reebok Pump, a revolutionary sneaker which carries an automatic pump feature on the tongue that inflates as you walk. The Reebok Pump went on to become one of the most popular designs in the company’s history. Different Reebok Pumps were released in the early 1990s but probably the biggest was the Reebok Pump Court Victory, made famous by tennis star Michael Chang.
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7. Air Jordan VI

In order to appreciate the Jordan Retro 6, you have to start at the beginning. It all started in 1991, when the original Air Jordan VI was released, it was the first Jordan with an internal bootie and it boasted a striking design, Porsche-inspired pull tab and Vis-Air unit. It was also the shoe MJ wore as he captured both the league and Finals MVP. The Jordan Retro 6 is a retroed version of that classic shoe, offering a fresh look with the same iconic details. This shoe comes specially packaged in a "box within a box" to keep the original box from being damaged and helps to keep it in "collector's condition."
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8. Asics Gel Lyte III

First released in 1991, the Asics Gel Lyte III came into the marketplace as a lightweight performance running shoe. It's signature gel cushioning provides maximum comfort, while the mesh upper is designed for breathable and flexible wear. Added features include the Sure-lace system to keep your foot in place, and the Abzorb technology offers superior shock-absorption -- whether you're strolling along in the park or just running everyday errands. You can find upgraded versions today in a variety of cool colors.
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9. Nike Air Flight Huarache

Launched in 1992, the Nike boasted a new line of athletic shoes promised to perform with only the basic necessity of a shoe. Comfortable, smooth and functional is what Nike wanted to deliver with the Air Flight Huarache. Inspired by the simplicity found in a Mayan sandal, the elastic inner bootie reminded you of a pair of comfortably fitted socks. The outer structure consisted of only what was needed to lock your foot in place, thereby giving you maximum comfort with the least amount of weight. If all that you need was a light-weight, breathable, luxurious ride, then this shoe is just about as good as it gets.
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10. New Balance 1500

Originally released in 1993, the New Balance 1500 has always been a favorite kicker in sneaker society. Featuring a simple silhouette made in a suede, leather and mesh upper, this classic running style gives you a retro look and a comfortable fit. An ENCAP midsole offers quality cushioning to provide all-day support and a range of colorways gives you more choices to find a pair that suits your personal style.

11. Nike Air Jordan IV

Soon after the huge success of the Air Jordan 3, Tinker Hatfield did all the things that he could to make the Air Jordan 4 even better in 1989. He essentially planned on concentrating more on the performance side of the sneakers’ design rather than utilizing the same ones used on the AJ1, AJ2 and AJ3. Air Jordan IV was yet another work of a genius from the Jordan lineup using the straps on the side for increased ankle support and an over-molded mesh as additional features. Also, one of probably the most fascinating attributes of the Jordan 4 is its capacity to be laced in 18 various styles. Check out some more Nike bestsellers here.
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