|Fits as expected||
$56.29 - $85.00
- Rubber sole
- Shaft measures approximately 2.5" from arch
- Classic Sneaker
- Molded Rubber Outsole
- Poron Sock Liner
- Non Marking Sole
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The classic ‘88 is a modern update to the original, classic. Keeping true to its heritage, the ‘88 still features K-Swiss’ iconic d-rings and three-piece toe, and pairs it with a fuller silhouette. Made from premium leather, the classic ‘88 is a refined shoe, for those with refined taste.
Founded more than 40 years ago in Van Nuys, California, K-Swiss introduced the first all-leather tennis shoe, the K-Swiss Classic, in 1966. Since its inception, K-Swiss has rooted itself in California Sport with an aim to be the most inspiring and innovative athletic brand in the market. Today, the company offers performance and lifestyle footwear and apparel for several categories under its California Sports umbrella including Tennis Heritage, California Fit (Running, Triathlon and Fitness) and California Youth.
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 9 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Origin: Vietnam
- ASIN: B004V4SJSG
- Item model number: Classic 88-W
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 4, 2005
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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Top Customer Reviews
They now use one piece of "leather," (which is so low-grade they don't show you the suede side) with one-dimensional, completely unnecessary random old-style -looking stitching to resemble the 5 pieces they'd previously constructed and sewn together all in order to resemble the old shoe. But it doesn't fool the discerning K-Swiss aficionado. We know better. We don't see the gray suede cuts.
This new (yet just as expensive) shoe is a flat, contour-less, shapeless, geriatric-looking old-people nurse, horrible, awful $85 mess made of who-knows-what. I don't know if it's leather; it doesn't say.
The old versions were all about performance and a clean classic look; these are all about embarrassing you when you open the box. If you don't cringe when you open the box, you don't know the old K-Swiss. You deserve each other.
They're all about "style" over which there is no substance. I do know that on the old pair (because my kid has an old pair her brother never wore) the reverse (interior) of the upper was actual suede; you can see it and feel it. Now...? I don't have the foggiest. It's covered in some random rubbery/grippy type of material. It's not apparently suede at all.
Gone is the spongy terry-cloth tongue. Gone is the supportive and uniform feel (meaning: they don't feel the same on each foot; one felt more supportive than the other and one rolled out to the side). They're garbage. Even Oscar the Grouch wouldn't want 'em. They stink and you don't even have to wear them.
DO NOT BUY THESE SHOES IF YOU LIKED THE ONES YOU HAD BEFORE.