December 13, 2011 BY John Kim / 6
With Nike Sportswear’s VNTG releases, you can relive the past without the worry of the memory crumbling at your feet…literally. Since Nike started to pre-yellow its midsoles and wear down the suede uppers, the search for true vintage kicks may have slowed down a bit, and the most recent releases of the Air Max Light Quickstrikes, the search may but all be over. These Lights have that true old-school appeal with the softer, aged appeal, and the fact that only the rear portion of the two-part midsole was yellowed is actually quite accurate – only the polyurethane is vulnerable to yellowing while EVA at the forefoot is not. Check out the new shots of these releases below and pick them up now at stateside retailers like WEST or on eBay.
Really torn on these. On one hand; one of my favorite (and a bit of a hype free sleeper here in North America) AM silo's in OG colors. On the other hand; the vintage treatment is just too wack. It's like pre-ripped jeans or pre-vintaged guitars, can't back it. The yellow on the AJKO's last year came off semi-easily, so hopefully these will too. But still, I don't need my kicks worn in ahead of time.
i feel like if theyre gonna yellow the soles at all they should just yellow the whole sole.. or just not yellow it at all because its still stupid.