Jordan 2020 Release draws from the brand’s archives, combining the familiar Dunk Low silhouette with elements taken from ’80s Nike Basketball shoes like 1984’s Air Train. The result is a mesh and leather sneaker that serves a deconstructed aesthetic — its Swoosh motif on the mid-panel is overlayed by a rear collar that can be detached when unlaced, while topstitching adds to the reworked look.A foam tongue is coating in mesh and runs down to a mesh toe box that is outlined with white topstitching and tiny perforations. A vibrant red tongue tag, leather pull tabs at the rear, and a sole unit that combines a white midsole with chunky components and a gum outsole round out the pair.
Construction is split between tightly-woven textiles on the midfoot, toebox and tongue and rich leather on mudugards, eyestays, heels and Swooshes. “Baroque Brown” keeps things simple with a full brown build that’s lighter on the textiles and darker on the leather, while “Medium Olive/Deepest Green” spruces things up a touch with ultra-dark green shades on the heel that gradually become lighter on the midfoot and forefoot.Nike Air Force 1 GORE-TEX Baroque Brown Living up to its name, each pair is lined with a water-resistant GORE-TEX membrane.Large GORE-TEX spellout graphics are embroidered on each shoe’s lateral half, and tongues feature a leather patch with a GORE-TEX hit. Standard Air Force 1 branding remains on the heel. On the “Baroque Brown” all of these pieces are done up in gold, while “Medium Olive/Deepest Green” uses them as an opportunity to further its assemblage of fir tones. Lace deubres are discarded entirely, and both makeups equip a sail midsole. “Baroque Brown” completes its look with a brown outsole, and “Medium Olive/Deepest Green” goes tonal with the outsole for a finishing touch.
Nike Sportswear‘s Air Foamposite One “Anthracite” is a monochromatic cold weather classic, and now it’s set to come back for the fall and winter of 2020.New Release Yeezy Boost 350 Marking the first ever re-release of the “Anthracite,” this new iteration maintains all the murky details and striking construction of its original counterpart, making for one of the year’s most notable Foamposite releases.Designer Eric Avar — the man responsible for many of Kobe Bryant‘s most notable Nike Basketball silhouettes — drew inspiration from beetle shells for the Foamposite’s ultra-durable molded upper, here dressed entirely in black. Where most Foams’ molded casing features a high gloss look, the “Anthracite” opts for a flat matte shade, one that’s accented further by black nubuck eyestays plus black mesh throats, collars and tongues.