words // Luis Sanchez

Back in the day, there was no Nike Sportswear and there was barely any retro releases from the Swoosh. Sneakers like the jewel Swoosh Air Force 1 and the Air Sunder Mid would just hit the market and create their own legacy. Below in this Eastbay catalog scan from over 12 years ago, we get a look at several memorable releases that captured the hearts of many back in 1998.

We get a look at several current classics which we can only hope Nike Sportswear brings back, like the great “Mushroom” Air Force 1 Low and the Air Lava Dome. Also seen is the recently retro’d Nike Air Moc and of course, the iconic Nike Cortez. The canvas classic Nike GTS is also seen, a shoe that’s sure to be remembered by many casual fans of the Swoosh.

Continue below for a trip down Eastbay’s Memory Lane.