June 16th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
They’re killing it with hybrids and performance and comfort upgraded classics, but perhaps Nike Sportswear’s single greatest strength is the sheer breadth of their vaults. Swoosh catalogs from the last five decades include some of the all-time greats; some we’ve seen (a lot), and some have been all but forgotten with time. The Nike Sky Force 88 Mid is a standout from the second class, a hidden gem in history’s mines that couldn’t more perfectly represent late ’80s basketball aesthetics than if they came with instructions for a hightop fade and a pair of the last non-Stockton short-shorts. Click on through to get a look at this Big Apple-flavored Sky Force 88 and pre-order yours today so CrookedTongues can send them as soon as they hit retail in July.
Nike Sky Force 88 Mid
White/Team Orange-Varsity Royal-Team Orange
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May 31st, 2011 by John Kim
Many of our readers weren’t around when the Sky Force was first released, so Nike Sportswear is taken a concerted effort in educating the younger generation by re-releasing one of the more popular Nike Force basketball shoes of the late 80′s. These three seemingly pro-sports team uniform inspired colorways would defintely be hits in certain regions – the Blue/Orange a nice pick for Mets or Knicks fans, the Green/Yellow for Oaklandites, or the Black/White for Spurs or White Sox fans. There are plenty more colorways coming soon in Low-top form, so check out all three upcoming colorways after the jump and watch for these to hit Nike Sportswear retailers soon as they’ve already popped up at overseas retailers like Step.
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May 25th, 2011 by John Kim
The Nike Sky Force ’88 returned earlier this year in ‘Vintage’ form, but prepare yourself for a slew of new colorways in ‘Retro’ styling as well as Lifestyle motifs. From the Mids, we’ve got two team-based renditions, using a basic two-toned uppers in Royal/Black and Red/Black with silver trims, and another duo with sleeker tonal suede uppers with wool ankle collars. For the lows, you can expect two tonal suede version as well and another in grey black. Nike Sportswear’s got big plans for the Sky Force ’88, as the ‘Bulls vs. Knicks’ Pack and the Stussy collaborations are still set for a release sometime during 2011. Continue reading for a full gallery of the upcoming Sky Force ’88 releases and stay tuned to Sneaker News for more Nike Sportswear Fall 2011 releases. via END.
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