April 17, 2012 BY John Kim / 19
Sometimes you just can’t have it all. Just yesterday Sneaker News gave you a first look at the upcoming Nike Air Force 180 High in a rich blue suede colorway, and some of the responses were quick to point out that Nike decided to forgo the true OG build by leaving out the strap and pump module located on the heel of the shoe. With the Air Force 180 High 2012 destined to be more of a casual wear than an actual performance enhancing tool, the pump might’ve been overkill (and who wants to lug around a pair of shoes that weigh 6 pounds?). The slimmed down approach is what we will indeed be receiving, and these new angles in a crisp Wolf Grey/Black/White colorway might sway your decision a bit more because these take after the 2012 All-Star crew and actually glow in the dark. More angles after the jump, so take a look and cop this size 9 sample now from skit_japan on eBay.
Nike Air Force 180 High
On the fence with these that's the whole point of the shoe I thought was the pump. Might get 1 of the colorways at the outlet maybe: Ill get the og 180 Barkelys before I look at these though.
Since these are coming out at the end of the year, i have to consider these now. And with Penny 5s, Bred 4s, Bred 11s, and probably the Lebron X & KD V thats coming out in the end of the year, most likely i will pass on these. If they had the pump though, it would be different story. I would automatically cop these if they had it.
These are dope, i dnt care abt the pump system looks dated...much better without watch these og sneakerheads loose the minds like alzheimer's!!
I understand the desire to have them with the pump... i mean, i kinda wish they did still have the pump in them too but i sure nike would have had to charge us 250 just cause... i was thinking just cause they dont have the pump doesnt mean nike had to change the shape of the back part of the upper/collar... they could have kept the shape exactly how it was before and instead of the pump maybe overstuff it with padding or something...
the OG Air Force 180 High Pumps DID NOT have a strap, Google that $h!t before you write the piece John K.
I thought the reason they stopped making this shoe in the first place was because Reebok sued over the pump. Isn't that why it isn't included?
love da ol skool Barkleys... but not true 180s w/o da pump.... nike really kno how to ruin classics huh lol... but good color scheme & GITD bottoms
I don't care If they weighed 10 pounds...I want the strap and pump. I'm very disappointed....easy pass