April 9, 2013 BY Aaron Hope / 22
Our first glimpse at this new model named after Nike’s founding year was on February’s Super Bowl Trophy Pack. This debut had serious collectability, but in these two new colorways, the spirit of the Nike 1972 QS is more fully exposed. Here we can see the 1972 lowtop as a logical step during this peak of modern menswear, a step that perhaps foreshadows further smart casual looks from Nike Sportswear now that the sale of Cole Haan is complete. A video after the jump drives this point home with the two new looks: one in an elegant brown patent leather, and another slightly more playful look also in brown whose neon sole shows off the very un-sneaker-like Goodyear welt. Let us know what you think after seeing more below and stick with Sneaker News for word on US availability and more new 1972 Quickstrike colorways.
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Tags: Nike 1972
Nike is finally realizing that there is money to be made in the business casual market for those of us fans who have grown up and moved on to real jobs. :) How about some lunarlon midsole, and hard leather outsole...winner winner, chicken dinner!
I love the bugundy ones for the job. I can only hope they have lunarlon cushioning in them. That'd make for a smooth ride.
These are cool.. Definitely good for work in da summer... I never was a fan of da Cortez but these draw a close resemblance... I give these an A grade...
@MarioSpallarossaHow do they fit?? Do they fit like a dress shoe?? Do they fit like a typical Nike sneaker?? Do they run narrow?? Do they run wide?? I'm just trying to figure out what size I should get if I wear a size 13 Nike sneaker.
@Small_Finite Check out Cole Haan's shoes (made by Nike) they have wingtips with the lunar sole.
@Small_Finite that sounds great! but they should just release these first so the grown ups can cop them for work !
They fit me perfect and my feet are closer to the wide side. As for feel... I would say a hybrid between a dress shoe and sneaker. I wouldn't go running in them that being said they are perfect for a long night out. I wear a 9.5 sneaker and I stuck with a 9.5 in these.
FYI... they break in great.