It’s no secret that retro silhouettes are having a moment. Brands like New Balance have been leading the throwback aesthetic for a while now by re-releasing classic silhouettes and combining the old with the new. Other brands such as adidas and Nike have also recently followed suit too, as creps such as the Cortez and Waffle take centre stage once more. 

Sometimes the old ways are the best ways. But how can you be sure that a retro beater is 100% legit?

Well, look no further than eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee. Already a huge hit in the luxury watch sector, the site’s online promise involves a rigorous process that ensures the sneakers you are purchasing are the real deal. Headed by the very best experts the industry has to offer, eBay has opened six authentication centres globally where each sneaker specialist checks for signs of counterfeits on the product and packaging. Once the sneaker’s legitimacy is confirmed, they attach a digital NFC authenticity tag. So far the six centres have authenticated more than 1.5 million pairs of sneakers from all over the globe.

So, with vintage sneakers on the mind, here are 5 silhouettes that originate from years gone by, as well as modern adaptations and homages, that are available to purchase right now on eBay*.