Nike just Beyonce’d loyal followers to its Charles Barkley signature line. 2012’s Olympic pack renewed some interest in the Air Force 180s and proceeded to open the floodgates with different colorways. A few hits and misses later and the suits finally got the message: WE WANT OG COLORS DAMMIT.
Lo and behold, with little fanfare and no warning, Nike drops the Air Force 180 mid in the original black and sport royal composition. OG aficionados know what’s up with these. We haven’t seen a retro of these since the mid 2000s and probably won’t see them pop up again for quite some time. When everyone’s stuck on refinancing their homes for a few pairs of Gamma 11s, spare yourself the heartache and cop a bit of nostalgia without having to worry about hypebeasts clamoring over three or four pairs to cop and re-sell.
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