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The low-top Air Skylon II is available in both men and women’s sizes. Its mesh panels in the toe box, collar, tongue, and midfoot provide maximum breathability while suede overlays offer add reinforcements and stability. A traditional lace-up system is utilized for an adjustable lockdown fit.

The Swoosh brand’s trip down memory lane continues with the retro release of the Nike Air Skylon II. This reissue retains the original’s silhouette and material construction providing an old-school vibe that’s very trendy today, while an ombré midfoot panel adds oomph to the predominantly white upper and could make for a stylish focal point for any outfit.

Opt for a pair of track pants and a sweatshirt for an athleisure-inspired ensemble or go for a 90s looks by matching it with loose, cropped trousers and an overall printed polo shirt.

Apart from being a much-coveted retro kick, this sneaker appeals to newer sneaker fans due to its eye-catching vintage design. Midfoot panels designed with a vibrantly colored gradient fade effect combined with its old-school silhouette and cursive branding on the rear provides a stylish 90s vibe. Moreover, this pair's lightweight Air-Sole cushioning summons every die-hard fan of the brand's Air technology.

First introduced in 1992 as part of the Bowerman line, the Nike Air Skylon II is regarded as a highly technical kick at the time of its release and considered today as a legend from the 90s. It is one of the first running-made sneakers ever to hit the streets in a casual fashion.

This Nike sneaker made a return in 2018, and because it was never re-released in the twenty-six year ever since its inception, vintage geeks are dying for this. It comes in a recognizable colorway that's reminiscent of the 1992 version – white mesh toe box and beige suede overlays. And to emphasize its 90s roots, a speckled color gradient design and a cursive "Air Skylon 2" graces the midfoot panel and rear part of the upper respectively.

Apart from its coveted re-release, personalities such as vintage head Sean Wotherspoon and famous basketball player Lebron James were spotted rocking a pair, sparking greater buzz among sneaker fans and creating more demand for the kick.

Colorways available are Eggplant, Clear Emerald, Amarillo, White / Volt / Habanero Red / Black, White / Cool Grey / Black, and White / University Red / Black / Game Royal

  • Padded collar and tongue offer added cushioning and comfort.
  • Carrying the OG’s every detail, this reissue also has the Nike International logo printed on the insoles.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.