Who should buy the K-Swiss Classic 88

This simple K-Swiss Classic 88 could be a great pick for you if:

  • You want a classic pair that provides ample support making it ideal for all-day wear.
  • You are looking for an affordable pair that offers versatility, comfort, excellent quality, and great style.

K-Swiss Classic 88 Logo

Style of the K-Swiss Classic 88

Aptly named, the K-Swiss Classic 88 is a classic shoe through and through due to its enduring style that goes beyond trends. It also stays true to its heritage by donning the same minimal design as its older sibling, but this time the Classic 88 features a fuller silhouette as it made room for more in-step support. 

K-Swiss Classic 88 Upper

Channel your inner retro style by opting for the Classic 88 and pairing it with your casual staples. A pair of jeans and a shirt could be a safe and typical option for a laidback day, but the best thing about the kick is it could be dressed up for work and casual business occasions by pairing it with suits or uniforms.

K-Swiss Classic 88 Insole

Notable Features

Keeping the OG Classic's spirit alive, the K-Swiss Classic 88 still features the brand's iconic D-ring lace-up system, five-stripe side branding, and three-piece toe that they became known for. This kick's distinct feature from the OG is its bulkier silhouette – thicker midsole and plushier in-step comfort. Some colorways feature a dark brown lining that creates a nice design contrast.

K-Swiss Classic 88 Iconic stripe

History of the K-Swiss Classic 88

In the 90s, Steven Nichols took an interest in the company and boosted K-Swiss's presence in the market by hiring experts in marketing. It was so successful that the brand garnered the attention of the youth from the urban setting. Today, the brand is targeting millennial entrepreneurs as their market by offering amped up versions of their classic heritage designs.

K-Swiss Classic 88 Mouth opening

Just like any other classic footwear, K-Swiss retained their most iconic footwear, the K-Swiss Classic and reissued it for the loyal and new fans alike. The K-Swiss Classic 88 is a reiteration of the original release, as it looks virtually the same to the naked eye. But the brand noted that the Classic 88 features updates in comfort and has a fuller silhouette. It is now available in various colorways and widths.

K-Swiss Classic 88 Midsole

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: K-swiss Classic
Colorways: Beige / Black / Brown / Purple / Blue / White / Grey
Special editions: 1 special edition
SKUs: 02248050 / 02248130 / 02248231 / 02248417 / 05849101 / 06046020 / 92248101 / 92248145 / 96046103 / 96046163

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Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.