The world has changed since 1973, especially running sneakers. Thanks to the editorial nature of advertising in the early '70s, we can learn a lot from the athletic ads from yesteryear. Click through for a peek into the past, where companies were a bit more aggressive with their words over other brands, the Waffle sole reigned supreme (get 'em while they're hot), and $20 could get you a pair of premium runners. Here are 30 Awesome Running Shoe Advertisements from 1971 - 1983.

Calvy Click is the Editor-in-Chief of Sneaker Report. When she isn't writing about performance footwear and apparel, you can find her running around Manhattan to Rick Ross anthems. 

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