September 20th, 2011 by John Kim
This past May, Sneaker News showed you the all-new Nike Barkley ‘hybrid’ shoe simply titled the ‘Air Max Barkley‘. It features the popular Air Max2 CB ’94 silhouette in a completely reconstructed upper, using a one-piece seamless Hyperfuse-like thin, ventilated material in favor of the leather, suede, and mesh used in the original version. These two new colorways are expected to drop during the Summer 2012 season; the first is a refreshing White-based colorway with blue and and teal green accents, while the second expected release is a bit of an opposite, opting for multiple grey tones for that harder ‘street’ appeal. We’ve got additional images of both upcoming colorways of the Nike Air Max Barkley below so take a peek and let us know what you think. via CK.
Nike Air Max Barkley
White/Deep Royal-New Green-White
Dark Grey/White-Wolf Grey-Dark Grey
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June 20th, 2011 by John Kim
Charles Barkley’s signature line with Nike during the 90′s stands as one of the greatest anomalies in footwear history. Signature footwear lines are typically dominated by slashing guards and high flyers, not by loud-mouth low-post enforcers. Big-men don’t make great pitch-men, but Barkley, although categorized as a power forward, had the height of a shooting guard and the charisma of a movie star. Even in his post-NBA career, Barkley continues to make headlines with his wise-cracking one-liners, which is why the Nike Barkley line is still popular today. One of the most popular Barkley shoes ever is the Nike Air Max2 CB ’94, and Sneaker News reported last month of a remastered version of the original simply titled the ‘Air Max Barkley‘. It’s the same Air Max2 CB ’94, but with a unique one-piece construction with Fuse-like material. It should make for a lighter, more breathable performance shoe, and this tonal Action Red colorway should be a big hit when it drops in 2012. Check out the new images below and if you like what you see, hit up the auction for the sample pair from ginogreen201 on eBay.
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May 17th, 2011 by John Kim
Earlier today Sneaker News showed you the Nike Air Max Griffey Fury, a refreshed take on the popular Nike Air Diamond Fury from Ken Griffey Jr’s signature line. It’s a growing trend in Beaverton, OR – taking classic models with celebrated designs and revamping them with contemporary technology, and like the Air Max Griffey Fury, the upcoming Air Max Barkley is a prime example of that movement. Here’s a look at the Air Max Barkley, which features the Air Max2 CB ’94 silhouette refinished with a one-piece composite upper with Hyperfuse and the unaltered Max Air cushioned outsole. In addition, these three new colorways seem to follow Charles Barkley timeline as an NBA pro (White/Old Royal-Gym Red for the Sixers, Black/Safety Orange-Pure Purple for the Suns, Action Red/Black-White for the Rockets). The Air Max Barkley is set for a release for the Spring 2012 season with a price-tag o $130. Would you have preferred these colorways on the original model? Check out all three below and let us know what you think. via CK.
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