September 17, 2012 BY John Kim / 9
One of the surprise mega-hits of 2012 is without question the affordable and minimalist Nike Roshe Run. At just $70 a pop, these cleanly-designed Sportswear offerings were veritable ‘no-doubters’, leaving sneakerheads to cop multiple pairs of the library of colorways that hit stores. But with such a basic and simple design, the expansion of the Roshe can only lead to premium-grade materials, which we’ve already seen, and altered compositions, like this 2013 version. Aside from the change in upper material and thicker sock-liner, the Swoosh-placement – clearly one along the lines of Nike’s Training/Football concepts – is the most notable alteration from this purported ‘part 2’ of the Roshe. Thoughts on this change? Peep the full shot below and stay tuned for more updates.
I wouldn't mind the swoosh being there if it were a little smaller and proportional to the area of the shoe where it is located. As it is, the swoosh is too big...
YUCK. I knew they would mess these up. Should have just come with more colors. I'll cross my fingers that the pair pictured is some premium edition.
These look awesome, a great sequel to the original. Can't wait to see them in person and the different CW's
ruined......what makes the roshe run so popular is its simple and traditional design. placing the swoosh there might work for basketball shoes or soccer boots, but its too "forward" for a simple shoe like the roshe run....