Back in 2019, Nike introduced the first round of winterized GORE-TEX Air Force 1s to great success. 2020 saw a similar response, though the effects of COVID and an uncertain future put a handful of the silhouettes in the back of the market’s mind. Looking ahead to Summer 2021, it would probably be the last place you’d expect a winterized sneaker to release, but either it’s specifically designed for the odd summer shower, or been repurposed (and retitled) for the season as a result of the aforementioned COVID concerns.
Arriving in an all-white construction the pair once again reverts to a canvas-like GORE-TEX fabrication for its foundation, with leather overlays at the toe, Swoosh, eyestays, and quarter panels. In a subtle move, the latter two arrive with a lightly tumbled finish, while the toes and Checks keep things smooth. A co-branded textile tongue rests below a pully lacing system — both in white —before being finished off by a bright Hyper Royal insole set inside.
Grab a detailed look at the Nike Air Force 1 Low GORE-TEX “Summer Shower” here below, and with pairs already locked in for a May 22nd release in Asia, you can expect to hear word on the Stateside release soon. Until then, enjoy an official look at the pair here below, and be sure to follow us on Twitter for further updates.
Asia Release Date: May 22nd, 2021
Style Code: DJ7968-100
Color: White/White-Hyper Royal
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