Jordan XX Stealth, NikeLab ACG Flyknit Trainer and P-Rod 1s On This Week’s #ClatsAndKicks #49
This edition of #ClatsAndKicks have me feeling nostalgic about the time when SB’s were everything and Jordan hype was in its prime. This week we will cover many sick pairs. Also we add a new, well-deserved sub category for NikeLab to the mix. Much to see just a few scrolls down, this is #ClatsAndKicks 49!
For the #1 pick in #ClatsAndKicks 49, I select the Jordan XX Retro. This is my favorite colorway of the XX, the “Stealth”. I remember at the time of its original release campouts started to get more hyped. People went berserk for the Altitude XIII’s, then it was the Grape V’s, thus introducing the whole raffle system that most malls and retailers now resort to. This pair of XX’s have always looked mean to me (in a good way). Sleek black patent leather with a laser strap and red inner lining…this colorway absolutely belongs to this silhouette.
My second pick is somewhat of an introduction to the new NikeLab subcategory. This, the ACG Flyknit Lunar Trainer Chukka, was my favorite of their plentiful drop. This NikeLab thing is no joke, taking the innovation of sneakers to a whole new level. Not often can you say you have a shoe made for the outdoors that is lightweight, comfortable, durable, AND stylish. NikeLab has done just that with these and the many other pairs they have been dropping lately, just check out the NikeLab section below!
My last pick has to go to the Paul Rodriguez 1 retro. Around the same time as the above-mentioned XX’s released, SB’s were also in their prime. These bring back memories of the “J Pack” and the Futura P-Rod’s. I’d describe these as the Janoskis before the Janoskis or the other pair of SB’s you had alongside your Dunks. Hopefully Nike has more retro P-Rods lined up, I’d love to see other classic colorways make a reappearance!
This is the NikeLab section! There has to be mad scientists working there because every pair they crank out is just sick. Their ideology of fusing Nike tech with a minimalistic color approach is absolute genius. The proof is below with the ACG Lunarterra Arktos, Lunar Huarache Lights and the Air Max ’90 Sneakerboot.
Besides the NikeLab releases, the other two drops from Nike are the retro Griffey and new LeBron 12 colorway. The LBJ 12 gathers inspiration from the thought of LBJ playing other sports. What if he was an NFL Tight End? A power hitting outfielder? What if he had played college ball first?
Collabs are back again with two crazy pairs. Saucony and Ubiq showoff nice colors with the Shadow Master “Atlantic Tide.” Reebok and Mighty Healthy go with a greyscale approach with the “High Tide” Ventilators.
Adidas came with a new John Wall 1 colorway plus a new Stan Smith rendition. The Stan Smiths are made of Adidas Primeknit technology, the same technology that Nike tried suing over because it resembled their Flyknit tech. Adidas won the case and they sure do look good on the Stan Smiths!