Well well well… its that time in every brands life (who are still alive) that we celebrate their 10th birthday! That is 1 decade! Its a huge milestone and WeAre congratulating Size? by showing off their new collaboration with Nike.
Just over a month ago in April, saw the first installment of the Nike x Size? collab with the Air Mariah and the Lunar Mariah… They were inspired by old ACG colourways and materials. Although they didnt get a lot of press, they did steadily sell out from Size? and are already quite a sought after shoe.
The next 3 are going to be no different. In fact, they are going to be even more desirable. Taking on colourways from legendary Light Weight Runners from the past… The Air Mariah, Lunar Mariah and the NEW Lunar Air 180 have got colourways in the form of Sock Racer, Air Flow and Huarache LE. I will leave it to you to figure out which is which! But if you dont know which one is the Huarache LE, then you really need to sign up to the WeAre Educating (Sneakers 101) course being held this autumn!
I really like the idea of the bringing back old colourways from classic shoes… Its like how Hip Hop producers “sample” old music to bring back the original flavour, but giving it their own twist. Size? have done this very well… And using original materials on them is also a nice touch…
For those who don’t understand the concept of the Lunar Air 180, let me let you in on a little secret… they are NOT LUNAR LIGHTS or LUNAR RACERS! I picked up these shoes thinking they were going to be ultra light, but they weren’t. What I did end up finding out was that the Lunar technology as well as the comfort of the OG 180 combined, made this shoe the best shoe I have ever worn… FACT! This shoe is by far the best colourway/model release this year… and looking at them more and more every day, I genuinely need to get 2-3 pairs of these and keep them on ice.
Check out the pictures of the shoes and see if you can figure out which old running shoes/colourways they belong to… send your answers on a stamped addressed envelope.. just kidding… answers at the bottom of the pics…
Air Mariah – Air Flow
Lunar Mariah – Sock Racer
Lunar Air 180 – Huarache LE
These are released tomorrow (4th June 2010) and will be available in all Size? stores and also online. My honest opinion is that the 180s will be the first to sell out followed by the Mariah and then the Lunar Mariah… Not because I prefer any of them to eachother, just purely from the response I received when taking the photos from the pro athletes at the track
See you at Size? tomorrow!