Nike is making the running shoe sexy again. Oh, who are we kidding? They’ve been doing that for decades. Allow us to rephrase: Nike is making the running shoe sexy again…again. Inspired their own popular 1988 running shoe Duelist Racer, Nike’s Duel Racer resurrects a classic and then decks it out with plenty of modern comfort. The result is an eye catching vintage-themed sneaker that fits like a sock.
As mentioned, the vibe might be retro but the comfort is purely contemporary. Nike’s Duel Racer employs dual-density cushioning to keep those feet cosy no matter how long the marathon. Providing further support is a moulded heel and then a rubber tread for traction. Nike’s quick lacing system ensures a secure fit while knit material provides ample breathability.
Of course it wouldn’t be Nike without the trusty Swoosh. Here it adorns the side in all its unabashed (and frequently colourful) glory. Choose one of the brighter colourways and the sneaker will draw eyeballs from across the room. Or keep it sleek and go with the black, grey and white model. Either way you’re rocking one hell of a running shoe.