March 24, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
An SB staple for just about three years now, the Nike Bruin returned to the more general Beaverton fold as a Sportswear division release this spring as five new Vintage colorways hit the scene. This one doesn’t carry the VNTG tag or its traditional pre-yellowed laces/sole, but the unfinished nylon tongue and its orange-Swooshed, cursive-branded tongue tag are both typical of the already-loved look some gobble up while others think of as a four-letter word. Perforated Khaki suede pushes this venture in between vintage and deadstock further down its uniquely defined path, and at the end we get an April 2012 release pre-selling at CrookedTongues that’ll remain eminently wearable until they become a ‘true’ vintage item.
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