In the age of 50+ new sneaker collaborations hitting retailers every weekend, and with OFF-WHITE’s “The Ten” and Yeezy showing no sign of losing their monopoly on the resell market, it’s all too easy to get caught up in super-hype. The problem with that is, you’re more than likely to miss a whole load of GRs that could add unquestionable value to your rotation.
We’ve looked beyond the landscape of limited releases to bring you a selection of Nike sneakers that we, quite frankly, can’t believe are still in stock. Classic silhouettes in sweet colorways rarely stay online for long, and although these models struck a chord with streetwears’ most devoted connoisseurs, they seemed to have been missed by the hype crowd.
Check out our finds below and add to cart before they become yet another uncoppable legend of the Nike archives.
One of Nike’s most underrated silhouettes, for sure, the low-top Air Force IIs haven’t seen many re-releases of late. This iconic version of the skate shoe was rumored (though never confirmed) to have been inspired by Tupac, boasting a dope binary blue colorway, red Nike SB branding on the tongue, and a heritage paisley design on the heel.
There’s no questioning this sneaker is one of the better Air Max retros we’ve seen, with its mesh and leather uppers finished in a colorway to match its ’90s vibes, crimson bliss Nike swoosh, and kinetic green overlays inspired by Miami’s South Beach.
Recently retroed, this iteration of the Air Scream LWP doesn’t stray too far from its ’95 roots, with its thick midsole and overlays made bolder and brighter by its racer pink, volt, and menta colorway. It also just so happens to be Kim Jones’ favorite Nike sneaker, which he reworked for his very first Nike collab.
With the exception of releases from Skepta and Sean Wotherspoon, Nike’s recent push on its hybrid models doesn’t seem to have been received amazingly well by the sneakerverse. But when it comes to fire sneakers, the definition doesn’t get more literal than this OG-looking colorway of the Air Max 97 Plus, which is guaranteed to see your streetwear looks alight.
The Air Force 1 ’07 needs no introduction, but this colorway — which dropped around Easter this year — comes in the staple pastel tones that are becoming increasingly popular in street style lookbooks. Not only does the sneaker blend patent and smooth leather with suede, the patchwork design also has a custom Easter basket logo. We can guarantee you’ll regret sleeping on these a few years down the line.
Worn by Reggie Miller and Ray Allen in the ’90s, the Air More Money silhouette is definitely one of the more interesting basketball retros to have come out in the past couple of years. Recently, Nike has been dropping them in multiple colorways, and this dope pair has “Air Money” embroidered across the vamp, along with a coral piggy bank logo.
For more Nike sneaker inspiration, check out our picks of the best releases of 2018 so far.
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