Nike continues their excursions to the brand’s running archives by bringing back running sneakers from the turn of the millenium. Similiar to shoes like the Initiator or several SHOX iterations, the Nike Air Ghost Racer retro aims to put a performance model into a new streetwear context.
With its leightweight construction, the shoe features everything you would expect from a proper running model. A mesh base for breathability and stabilizing suede overlays are a well-tried formula in the world of athletic footwear. Back when the Ghost Racer first released in 1999, it also was the first Nike sneaker to utilize a full-length Duralon sole unit. Equipped with a heel Zoom Air unit, the trainer provides extraordinary comfort that not only long-distance runners appreciate. The standout colorway then finalizes the throwback look with flashy hits of Neon Yellow and Atom Red. And for those that prefer a rather subtle style, there’s an alternative in black and dark grey tones.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Air Ghost Racer uses an outsole material called Duralon BRS 1000 and the “BRS” obviously stands for “Blue Ribbon Sports”. However, the material is also known as Carbon Rubber since it combines – you guessed it – carbon and rubber. A notable downside of this blend is that the two substances not fully bond with each other and thus can leave the notorious black marks on surfaces like gym floors.
To properly present the retro sneaker as it returns to the shelves, Afew teamed up with Claude Renard aka needlehorse. The Swiss sneaker photographer has a thing for both retro Nikes and 90s lifestyle, which is why he’s the perfect man for the job. Have a look at his editorial shots below and read on for the release info.
Release Details – Nike Air Ghost Racer
The Nike Air Ghost Racer releases in two colorways on July 25, 2019. Each one retails for 120 € and launches at select stores like Afew.
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Pics via Afew / needlehorse