Last week saw the release of a few classics in the Archive Weekly roster. The retail store released a number of sneakers that fit the “dad sneaker” moniker. This week sees another heavy release of classic silhouettes. However, the entire roster completes a celebration of Nike across the years. This includes a mix of the popular Dunks, Air Max and Air Forces sneakers.
The Nike Dunk Low Remastered
The Dunk Low was probably one of the sneakers in the Nike roster that received the most colourways throughout 2022. Another classic from designer Peter Moore. There seems to be no slowing down in this regard with yet another dual release of colourways this week. This includes the Mint Foam and Olive releases.
As with the Nike Air Max and Air Force sneakers, it has a 40+ year history to draw upon in celebration. Although it doesn’t sport any hyped collaborations this time, it offers two fresh colourways for the fans. This includes a mix of suedes, leathers and nubuck for material, with particular attention to the Swoosh.
The “Remastered” edition features a mix of retooling to make it unique and stand out against other Nike Dunk Low options, including the Disrupt and Scrap variants. Its Remastered edition makes its debut in 2023
Nike Dunk High Picante Red
Although not quite as popular as its sibling Low silhouette, the High also proved to be hot property in 2022. And, as with many of the other Dunk sneakers, the High silhouette has received a few new colourways in 2023.
This release features the Picante Red colourway, a primarily white base, and a few red accents. It stands out in a bold contrast on the Swoosh, branding and tongue, and then beneath on the outsole.
Nike Air Max 90 Snakeskin Swoosh
Another from the four-decade club, the Nike Air Max 90 sees a bold new style in this drop. The latest colourway centralises on the snakeskin Swoosh.
The remaining patterns on the various materials are a lot tamer by comparison. There are elements of Pale Ivory mesh, Almond and Hazelnut across the mudguard and quarter. Overall, it features quite a bit of earthy tones across the silhouette. The only contrasting colour is the Picante Red on the branding, underfoot on the outsole and the air bubble on the midsole.
Nike Dunk Low LX
The Nike Dunk has many previous releases that feature a heavy hand of suede. This Nike Dunk Low LX variant is no different, giving it that luxurious feel.
It has a bone-coloured suede, which acts as the base colour for the sneaker. Additionally, there are touches of black on the panels, cream on the Swoosh and various grey hues throughout. Lastly, it has a houndstooth pattern on the laces in maroon, black and white tri-colour finish. These contrast against the rest of the sneakers.
Nike Air Force 1 Mid ’07 Cacao Wow and Pale Ivory
Nike Air Force 1 Mid ’07 Cacao Wow and Pale Ivory formed part of the international December Holiday release schedule. However, it sees an early 2023 release as it reaches South African shores.
As a result of its holiday-themed release, it features a joyful take on the hoops sneaker. This includes a crisp leather finish with festive prints. It doesn’t matter if you were naughty or nice in 2022; the sneaker is a must-have into 2023.
Nike Cortez “White/Black”
The Nike Cortez is one of the earliest classics that were featured on the re-release schedule back in the 90s. It quickly gained popularity and is still a mainstay into 2023.
It has been featured in plenty of previous collaborations but, in this instance, receives a fairly minimal colourway. For this, it has a base black and white colourway. The Light Photo Blue strip on the serrated sole breaks the monotone colours. This also extends further into the sock-liner and some branding.
Would you like a Nike, Nike, Nike or Nike? This week’s Archive Weekly is a celebration of the classic Nike sneaker.
As always, you can catch the latest release schedule on ArchiveStore.co.za and in Archive Stores around the country.