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Nike is harvesting some “Wheat” sneakers once again this fall
Posted by: Andreas ()
Date: August 11, 2017 01:48AM

Nike Sportswear is showing no signs of slowing down production of the Nike Air Force 1 Flyknit, as we spot another new colorway for summer here today. The latest look features a primarily navy blue colorway with light blue and white blended into the detailed Flyknit weave. More white is found on the leather Swooshes to match the ‘Ultra’ midsole tooling. This navy and white Air Force 1 Flyknit Low will be available at select Nike Sportswear retailers soon.

One of the most influential Los Angelenos ever and long-time Nike Sportswear creative partner Mister Cartoon has a Nike Cortez Womens collaboration coming this Friday. While this is hardly new ground for Mister Cartoon, who has designed some of the most sought-after sneakers in history in his Air Force 1 design of 2005, the legendary tattoo and graffiti artist gets his first crack at the this staple of LA footwear fashion. Three distinct iterations of the Cortez inspired by his signature graphics, his favorite car, and the original Cortez favorites are part of this premium collection. The Cortez recently experienced an energy injection thanks to a large scale comeback led by some noteworthy ad campaigns with fashion influencer Bella Hadid, but this collaborative release with Mister Cartoon is one that we’ve all been looking forward to.

A bit quiet within the Air Max family since the Air Max 97 and Air Max 1 have seemed to take over lately, the Nike Air Max Zero is making a comeback this back-to-school season with a few new looks. The slightly more premium ‘SE’ (Special Edition) version of the shoe is arriving now in four new colorways, each featuring a slightly heathered knit-mesh base with seamless synthetic overlays. The color combinations include a White/Armory Blue version that is reminiscent of the original colorway, Dark Grey/Black, Light Bone/Black, and a “Bred”-like colorway in black and Tough Red.

The Nike Air Max Zero Mens is the latest model to get in on the Air Max 97 trend. Later this week we’ll see a number of different Air Max silhouettes don the “Silver Bullet” look featuring that Metallic Silver, but if that aesthetic isn’t for you, there are still more classic colorways to be referenced during the AM97’s 20 year anniversary. We’re speaking of the Nike Air Max 97 Metallic Gold, of course. This is the first time we’ve seen that colorway translated onto a different Air Max model, as the Nike Air Max Zero Metallic Gold features touches of red on the heel counter while gold mesh and synthetic overlays match a metallic visible air unit borrowed from the Air Max 1. The Swoosh even has hidden reflective 3M features.

Nike is harvesting some “Wheat” sneakers once again this fall, with the return of the Nike Air Force 1 High in Flax. Releasing previously in Mid and High versions, the low-top Flax nubuck colorway with a matching gum sole has actually only previously released in Grade School sizing. The arrival in men’s sizing this fall is great news for all those who wished they could have fit in a pair of the youth release earlier this year. Get a full preview here, and stay tuned for an official release date for the winter drop of the Air Force 1 Low “Flax”. Don’t forget that the Air More Uptempo is also releasing in its own wheat look this October.

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