April 3, 2012 BY John Kim / 22
The Nike Retro roll-out for 2012 has provided a nice breather for the vintage sneaker hunters out there, with various 90’s classics either confirmed for a release or already having hit retailers. But pre-dating the Air Diamond Turf II and Air Speed Turf Max is one of the most beloved Nike Basketball sneakers of all-time – the Nike Air Command Force of 1991. With the aggressive high-top design, pump module on the heel, intimidating nomenclature, and one of sickest midsoles to ever grace a sneaker, the Command Force represents the end of the design spectrum that defies convention and leaves the viewing public in utter awe.
While the OG Command Force won’t make a return this year (and likely won’t in its original state), Nike Retro fans will be treated with a high-top variation of the Command Force’s cousin – the Air Force 180 High. It’s not often that we get to see a pair of Command Forces in deadstock condition, so bask in the beauty of the Command Force in this rarely-seen White/Black-Bright Green colorway below. If you’d rather stay true to the originals, you’re in luck; this size 10.5 deadstock pair just popped up for sale from pinkauctions on eBay.
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Too bad these are not my size. I remember a few weeks ago when news of these being retroed MINUS the pump & there was ALOT of HATE....so now I'm wondering where ALL them lame ass dudes are now & why aren't there MORE bids on these.....fu#kin LAMES...LOL....
Gentry gets his hands on these...butchered. Just like his version of the 180 Pump.... I'm fine with just admiring pictures of the originals.
I had a pair of these back inthe day and wore em to death. They may not have functioned quite as well as reebok pumps but they were far better looking and the leather used on them was fantastic, if only nike still made shoes the way they used to. I'd be well up for a retro of these but i'm pretty sure it'll be a somewhat dilluted version of the classic.... I'd still buy it though :)
Pleeeeeeeeeeease retro these Nike.... im jus afraid they will ruin them sumhow like they do wit all da classics
The only thing reebok is better than nike at, pumps in shoes. not hating on these or anything these are classics.
because you can't wear these smart guy. The midsoles are cracked and will crumble on you immediately.