June 19, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
The ‘pressure’ is on Nike Sportswear to bring back the original pump mechanism for the Air Force 180 High, though it appears manufacturing costs combined with the fact that it’d no longer be a performance leader, will keep that true OG form at bay at least for now. Take the call for that ‘true’ retro and invert it, and you might end up with a project like this that applies a more recent tooling kit to the bottom of a 1991 original Nike Air Force 180 High. Revive Customs not only did good work in the assembly process, but the choice of an AF180 Mid sole from 2006 paired with this OG style proves that the latter was inspired by this red and orange-accented design. These are right up there with the best sole swaps in terms of both integration and execution, not to mention likely being the most obscure ‘canvas’ for this kind of project we’ve seen to date; where does this pump-equipped Air Force 180 High compare to the other sole swaps we’ve showcased here on Sneaker News?