We were stoked to see the return of the Air Force 180 Olympic, but we still felt like there was something missing. Luckily, Nike have plugged the gap by dropping another of Charles Barkley’s iconic colourways with the Air Force 180 ‘Sport Royal’. The shoe features the wrap around air unit, forefoot strap and fat padded tongue that earn the shoe a place in our hearts but that black nubuck is the real fire starter. What’s so good about black nubuck? It will never look dirty – it doesn’t crease like leather or mark like suede and it lasts way longer than canvas. If you can only cop one pair from the recent flood of 90s retro models then this should be it.
The Nike Air Force 180 ‘Sport Royal’ is available now from select Nike stockists, including Exclucity.