Nike Readies the Classic Air Raid in Crisp "White/Gum Light Brown"

An optimal summer style, complete with a timeless gum sole.

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With its beefy upper, criss-crossing straps and bold “For Outdoor Use Only” hit on the heel, Nike‘s Air Raid is far from delicate. However, the rough-and-tumble streetball sneaker originally endorsed by Tim Hardaway has now arrived in a light and airy “White/Gum Light Brown” makeup that’s ideal for the summer — no matter if you’re hoopin’ or lampin’.

High-cut uppers top their sturdy ballistic mesh base with tumbled leather overlays, all of which are dressed in white. Signature detail is served by criss-crossing fabric straps on the forefoot, secured by a Velcro anchor point on each side of the collar. Though the Air Raid is one of the rare Nike Sportswear sneakers to be Swooshless, its branded hits arrive on the tongue, the lateral side’s strap anchor and the aforementioned “For Outdoor Use Only” heel hit. Midsoles continue the tonal white stylings, but gum outsoles bring a finishing touch of contrast into play by creeping up onto the heel, toe bumper and forefoot, the last location of which secures the straps at their bottom.

The Nike Air Raid “White/Gum Light Brown” will release on the Nike webstore come May 7. Its MSRP is set at $140 USD.

For more from the world of the Swoosh, check out a South Korean flag-inspired take on the Nike Dunk Low.

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