Prior to their explosive rise based on specific technical innovations and shoe models, Nike’s growing prominence in the sneaker world was based on their seemingly endless stock of running shoes that performed on the road, and were stylishly modern. Shoes like the Internationalist, the Valkyrie, Tailwind, Sting, Omega Flame, and Aloha are names sure to tug at the heartstrings of vintage running fans.
Add to that list, the Air Epic, a contemporary of these fondly remembered runners, and a silhouette wholly deserving of the reissue treatment. Originally released in 1985, the Air Epic marks its return to full time duty sporting the same suede/nylon upper and foam midsole from back then.
The 1980s were a colorful time, you never knew exactly what you might need to match your shoes with, so the initial rerelease comes in four colorways: anthracite, sage, bamboo, and burgundy, which should cover even the visible spectrum of 80s fashion.
If a size is not listed, it is sold out.