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With the conceptualization of the largest Air unit yet, Nike had been capitalizing on the hype of the trend as soon as it was fresh off the table. The 270 Air-sole unit had been in numerous iterations including this promising silhouette dubbed as the Nike Air Edge 270. The fluffiness on the rear is complemented by a rigid front piece to deliver a stable but cushiony feel underfoot.

The stability doesn’t stop there. Found on its upper are three pairs of adjustable velcro straps for obtaining the optimal snug one needs. Its cleatie constructed structure is even aided by a couple of pull loops positioned at the tongue and heel for ease of entry.

These kicks are offered in a generous size range in men’s. Adventurous women, to say the least, can also cop these bad boys by sizing one and a half down from the men’s.

With a structure reminiscent of the Lebron’s, the Air Edge 270 from the Swoosh label boasts a versatile silhouette which can either be sported with sporty and casual apparel. The radicality of this ACG-ish model didn’t stop with its bulkiness and even introduced an asymmetrical way of style along the vamp.

Men can pair these up with slim fit jeans or pants which should complement the dominant color of the sneaker. Relatively speaking, a loud iteration like this should be adequately partnered with laid back clothes due to its image which, by the way, has really a lot going. Probably the most anticipated colorway of the Nike Air Edge 270 was the parachute/beige or black. The Nike Air Edge 270 Pure Platinum is also a penultimate option.

Stowing away from the low cut of standard AM 270s, this high-top sneaker fuses leather and mesh to create the ultimate revival of a Charles Barkley’s 1994 sneaker called the Air Max2 CB 94. Straps, round laces, and pull tabs complete the basketball feel while the biggest heel Air bubble ever is smacked on at the rear.

Way back in the early 90s, the Air-Sole technology was a huge hit. From Nike running sneakers to basketball silhouettes, the promising apparatus had been embedded with prestige to give the rightful model a niche in the footwear market. Among these designs were the Nike Air Max 93 which features a bloated heel bubble inspired by blown milk handles.

Eventually, basketball stars like Charles Barkley received shoe designs with a sprinkle of the coveted air-full tech. One of those editions is the Air Max CB 94 which is primarily a basketball high-top with a cushiony heel courtesy of the 270 air bubble.

Almost three decades have passed, and Nike reinvented the look of the Air Max 93 while mashing it up with a basketball design resembling that of Charles Barkley’s. The Nike Air Edge 270 claims to have tapped three platforms including the ACG department, the basketball, and last but not the least, the lifestyle umbrella of the Oregon-based brand.

  • An inner sleeve provides a sock-like feel.
  • The toe is drenched with a Tech Tuff material for structure and shoe longevity.
  • It was released in spring of 2019.

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Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.