Nike continues to be the dominant force on this week’s Archive Weekly (17 October 2022) release roster. In addition to the Nike sneakers, there is also another classic New Balance, as well as the ever-present, ASICS Gel-Lyte III.
Nike Air Max 1 Ironstone
The first sneaker on the list is the Nike Air Force 1 Ironstone. With the brand recently celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Air Force 1 sneaker, the release of the Ironstone is a nod to its history.
There have been plenty of homage releases for the Air Max 1 as a celebration of designer, Marion “Frank” Rudy. Rudy designed the cushioning system for the global icon and with this release, it’s at the forefront. As such, we see a definition of the system on the shoe’s tongue.
Further to this, the sneaker features a mix of materials. There are three contrasting colours with an off-shite base, white mesh elements and an olive shade for the Swoosh logos.
Nike Dunk High Cinnabar
The Nike Dunk High has been around as long as the Air Jordan 1. Both sneakers have proven themselves as ageless style for many sneakerheads. For its latest edition, the Nike Dunk High receives a new colourway titled “Cinnabar.
The Cinnabar colourway was commonplace for the brand some 20 years ago but hasn’t been popular recently. Its return signals a throwback to some classic styles from the brand.
On the Nike Dunk High Cinnabar, the reddish hue is features on the toe and tongue, across the heel and a darker variant on the Swoosh. Further to this, the base of the sneaker is featured in an off-white colour, which isn’t easily visible against the red tones.
Nike Zoom Flight 95
Having originally been launched in the 90s, the Nike Zoom Flight 95 made its first appearance this millennium in 2022. The first drop features its original colours, with the new variant releasing this week featuring more muted colours.
It has a predominately black colourway, with its leather and nubuck upper. This is styled by means of a contrasting stitching that runs across the sides. Additionally, the Swooshes also have an piping outline to stand out against the black. It has a blue outline on the heel and a white outline on the toe.
Lastly, the sole is quite exaggerated. It rounds out the palette in white, with large black bulbs and outsoles.
Nike Air Trainer 1 Ale Brown
Although it may not yield its trainer status, as its name suggests, Nike Air Trainer 1 Ale Brown makes for a classic silhouette. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the sneaker, designed by legend, Tinker Hatfield.
It was originally designed as a multi-sport shoe when released in 1987. It has an Air-cushionied midsole, fitted to most of the trainers at the time.
There are three main colours featured on the Nike Air Trainer 1 this time around. It includes Ale Brown, Limestone and Valerian Blue colours across the upper and sole. The standout design element is its suede finish on the toe, sides and heel. It looks quite stunning by all accounts.
To finish off the design, it has lockdown straps, which is featured in Valerian Blue. It wraps around the lower end of the tongue from the vamp.
New Balance BB480
New Balance has made a dramatic comeback in 2022. This is largely in part thanks to its re-release of its classics range. We’ve seen many other variants in recent weeks, such as the 550. This week, we see the release of the New Balance BB480 retro sneaker.
The BB480 was first released back in 1983. There are a few upcoming colourways to be released in the coming weeks, starting with the Triple White this week. Although the name may suggest a clean white silhouette, there are vintage blue and red accents scattered throughout its leather upper.
It definitely has the classic look locked down, with its puffy tongue and heel, insole to match and a stippled toe box. It also carries the classic court shape, designed for the tennis courts.
ASICS GEL-Lyte III Light Sage
The GEL-Lyte III is undeniably the most iconic ASICS to date. It has seen the most collaborations and colourways over quite a few decades. It makes a return this week with its Light Sage colourway.
The sneaker includes its classic look with its split-tongue design, based on its original running status. It features a mostly leather upper with elements of suede on the toe, sides and heel. Another classic aesthetic is its perforated finish on the toe box and sides for breathability.
The colours are also based on the materials, with the leather features in soft brown hues and the suede in a light green finish.
Are you copping any sneakers from the Archive Weekly (22 October 2022)?
The sneakers will be released during the week of 17 October 2022 and will be available in-store, as well as online at ArchiveStore.co.za.