Nike has once again dipped into its archives, bringing back its Challenger silhouette in two original colorways. First released in 1979, the sneaker was designed as a lighter and better fitting running option than sneakers that had come before it.
Constructed from a mix of mesh, nylon and suede, the sneaker is notable for its breathability and durability. The sneaker is more light and flexible than other Nike running sneakers from the period, while its zigzag eyestays set it apart from contemporary releases by allowing the wearer to alter the fit easily.
The Challenger is now set to return in two classic colorways. The first sees its upper decked out in “Sail,” which is offset with a white outsole and black Swoosh, while the sneaker will also arrive in the inverse, with a black upper contrasted against white detailing.
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