January 4th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Sneaker News just showed you the Quickstrike release of a black and red Nike Pre Montreal Racer colorup, and the other originals are right around the corner with the rest of the lead pack. This is a five-man relay team all incorporating Nike Sportswear’s VNTG pre-yellowing to great effect, the quintet roughly split between high-contrast colorways and those that rely on a tonal approach to their colorblocking. We’ll start with the OGs, which include the USA edition as well as the Oregon Ducks-inspired Gorge Green and Yellow Orchid combo. Somewhere in the middle is a nice black and grey look, and then we move toward a study of textural contrasts with Violet Pop, Fresh Mint, and your basic Black/White running the anchor leg. NSW nails another vintage look by covering the whole spectrum from old school to current trends; only question is, which pair(s) will you lock up now at Nikestore?
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December 9th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
When you own one of the world’s greatest sneaker collections, that level of experience and breadth of understanding can very easily lead to having your absolute favorite be a model that very few beyond the most dedicated sneakerheads would even be able to pick out of a lineup. That’s exactly the case with ShoeZeum curator Jordan Geller, who shared with Sneaker News that his all-time holy grail is one of the oldest old school runners, designed for Nike’s first signature athlete. The Nike Pre-Montreal was crafted with Oregon-born long distance running rockstar Steve Prefontaine, and after an extended absence, Nike Sportswear is finally bringing them back for a retro run. These two original colorways get the pre-yellowed VNTG treatment, but even those who decry the oxidized look will have to admit it’s executed to perfection on this duo. Check them out up close after the jump and stick with Sneaker News for news on the US release date on this spring 2012 drop. via atmos
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