This sneaker was originally created by Nike’s first Japanese creation team in 1995, and went on to inspire the production of various Nike Running silhouettes such as the Air Streak 7 and Air Streak Lite 4. In contradiction to the Swoosh’s chunky-soled ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT%, the Air Streak Lite maintains its original low-platform and streamlined aesthetic that made it one of the brand’s most popular running silhouettes in its day.
For 2020, Nike revives the Air Streak Lite in three unique colorways — “Aloe Verde/White/Arctic Punch/Black,” “Black/Dark Grey/White/Wolf Grey” and “Summit White/White/Persian Violet/Metallic Gold.” Each is adorned with embroidered Japanese calligraphy on its tongue, translating to “fast” as a nod to its roots. The pair is made with a combination of suede and mesh, with smooth leather being used for the Swoosh logo on the mid-panels.
All of the cut-outs and shapes on the Air Lite Streak are true to the original, playing on the notion of its lightweight running approach with lightning bolt shapes and wavy overlays. Take a look at all three Nike Air Streak Lites in the gallery above, and pick up your favorite pair from Nike stores and online for $110 USD now.
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