Canvas sneakers are footwear made of canvas. Crafted with the same material often used in sails, these general purpose sneakers are the perfect summer footwear for all ages and sexes. The closely woven canvas fabric is sturdy yet lightweight and flexible, and allows heat to flow through the pores of a fabric. The soles of canvas sneakers are usually made of rubber and offer good grip on wet surfaces.
The word retro, as used in the fashion industry, refers to a fashion style inspired by styles of the past which includes retro shoes and retro clothes. Retro style most often refers to outdated styles and designs of the 1950's, 60's, and 70's; which are incorporated as nostalgic elements in current fashions.