November 9, 2009 BY bam
Times have changed. Many of our childhood idols no longer grace us with their athletic presence. Many of the designers of our favorite childhood pairs have moved onto other positions or simply are trying to conform to current affairs. You may have acknolowedge that even some of the streetwear brands that have been around have changed their look, transitioning to more of a higher-end feel. Face it, they’re growing up. And some of us are growing up as well. And so, as much as we love to embrace sports and street culture, our inclination for a mature look better reflects this theory of coming of age.
A quickstrike release of the Air Royal Mid was flipped to look more like refined lifestyle shoe. A great look, Nike-heads may have questioned the style of the shoe itself. But Eddie Cruz gives a glimpse at a surprising alternative. The staple Nike silhouette gets the same treatment, looking almost exactly like the Wine/Deep Burgundy Air Royal Mids, down to the perforated Swoosh and lace choice. The only apparent difference, other than the actual style of shoe of course, is that these AF1’s have a solid white midsole while the Royal Mids have brown outlined with white. Expect these to start popping up at select Nike dealers.