Nike Is Bringing Back the Sneakers We Haven't Seen in 30 Years

Erin Fitzpatrick

What's old is new again. For its newest sneaker launch, Nike is digging into its own archives to resurrect a style that was first created over 30 years ago. And it's not just any old shoe—it was actually revolutionary back when it debuted. 

"Born in 1986, the Sock Racer was seen as out of this world by many," Nike explains in the product description. "No laces, just a sock-like upper that kept your foot in place thanks to a lightweight buckle system. The design would pave the way for several staple styles in the world of running and now returns in a modern fashion fit for everyday wear." Mark your calendars: The shoes will be available to shop on April 27 at 10 a.m. EDT and will retail for $130. You know what they say: History always repeats itself. 

Scroll down to see the sneakers Nike is bringing back from 1986. 

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