June 19, 2013 BY Brendan Dunne / 8
Does the brand new Nike NSW Skystepper remind you of any sneaker you’ve seen before? Far be it from us to peg down the look that Nike Sportswear was going for when whipping up this new design, but they sort of emanate a “Yeezy” aura. You’ve got the midfoot strap, the smaller Swoosh around the back end, the padded ankle, and a fairly high hitting shape that has them looking like a Kanye West outtake. Do you see it, or is this just another innocuous NSW design? Tell us in the comments and watch for the Nike NSW Skystepper in stores starting July, or right now via pre-order from Afew.
Nike NSW Skystepper
Tropical Teal/Midnight Navy-White
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I like these. I see how there could possibly be a Yeezy influence but Nike made that shoe too so I think they have the right to bite off of their own design lol. But people act like the Yeezy didn't draw its inspiration from elsewhere as well - Kanye's shoe of choice before the deal - Creative Rec. If anything that's what they look the most similar like to me.
They could've cleaned the midsole before taking pictures, not that it makes a difference, I expect this from Supra or Adidas who have a more casual approach than from Nike...