July 29, 2010 BY Aaron Hope
Just yesterday, a Sneaker News reader remarked that it’s “amazing how something as simple as a vulcanized sole can bring so much style and class to a sneaker,” and that’s certainly true of the above pictured model. Derived from a Charles Barkley-worn early 1990s basketball shoe, the Nike Auto Force 180 has shed its bully-in-the-paint mentality for a more lifestyle friendly vulc-soled look. This version of the autoclaved Auto Force 180 looked dope in navy and white, but unfortunately got scrapped and never made the scheduled Summer 2010 release date. Check out what could have been in more shots after the jump and if you wear US mens size 9, there’s a sample available from checkmarksthespot on eBay.