Once a fairly obscure word reserved for high school english classes, ‘epic’ has in recent years risen to the heights of internet overuse as fellow standouts ‘extreme’, ‘sick’ and ‘fail’. This appropriated usage dilutes the word’s true power, as it was intended to signify something truly heroic and rare, yet its shifting parlance manages to reflect a side of the above classic runner’s core identity as pictured. The Nike Air Epic Vintage Quickstrike brings back a model that most sneakerheads wouldn’t be able to pick out of a lineup (or remember the 2004-05 retros) and applies some serious pre-yellowing to make the sole look like it’s been sitting in storage since these first dropped back in 1985. Check out the blue and grey colorups in greater detail after the jump below and get ready for these to hit US Nike Sportswear retailers shortly because mita sneakers is set to ship theirs on Saturday.
Nike Air Epic VNTG QS
Soft Grey/Light Bone-Medium Grey
Medium Grey/Obsidian-Pro Blue