nike x AMBUSH

When it comes to collaborations, most brands go for fan-favorite kicks like the adidas Superstar or the Nike Air Force 1. While AMBUSH has covered the Air Force 1, too, last October saw the label step away from the crowd by choosing the underrated Nike Air Adjust Force which you can secure at half price right now.

AMBUSH and Nike’s first encounter dates back to 2019, when both brands gave the Air Max 180 a functional look by shaping it into a boot-like build. Since then, other models such as the Air Force 1 and Nike Dunk have been given a unique twist by the label. Now, Yoon Ahn opts for the 1996 Air Adjust Force silhouette

Initially, the collaboration was released in October 2022 and came out in three striking colorways: Burgundy Crush, Madder Root-Habanero, and the one in question, University Blue. Like most Nike sneakers, this silhouette was originally made for basketball performance, but, this time, AMBUSH steps in and gives it a futuristic twist to wear off-court.

These kicks feature uppers made of nubuck and have a chunky rubber sole to provide all the comfort needed. The up-front lacing and mid-foot strap will secure this pair to your feet. As for its design, the double pull-string, bright color palette, and co-branded logo detailing to the heel make this a head-turning piece.

Sometimes, bolder colorways can be a risk when it comes to footwear. Sneakers aren’t exactly cheap, so opting for neutrals is often a safer decision. But, when a striking pair of kicks like this is half price, it’s the perfect opportunity to experiment with a flash of color. After all, spring is just around the corner.

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