We singled out the Roshe Run
as one of the best new Nike
silhouettes we'd seen late last year and it's gratifying to see that we're not alone in that opinion. We've sung their praises for Complex, worn them, sold them and bought them for our mums. They're a simple shoe that just delivers with denim, shorts, chino or camo. The Roshe is comfortable, pretty affordable and seems to get some attention too. It's an oasis of calm (appropriate given the zen theme of the shoe during its design process) amid a world gone Yeezys-for-1500 mad. We don't think Nike knew that they had a sleeper on their hands with these either and the olives and blacks just flew off the shelves — 1948 couldn't keep them in and male sizes in the Nike Employee Store? Forget it. The female colours have been of an equal calibre too and this duo of camo editions is set to land in the Crooked Tongues store next month are made for the ladies, but we can see the male population taking an interest too.
These aren't the cliche use of DPM that's showing no sign of abating any time soon but instead there's a hint of digi pattern on those uppers that's both feminine annd militaristic, and we're not talking 'GI Jane' here (even though it's directed by Ridley Scott and better than 'Prometheus') with a resemblance to the recent Liberty printed releases from a distance. If that puts you off these, stick to the dual colour versions, but we know a few guys who pulled off the paisley Frees with aplomb, so each to their own. The way the camo pattern is embroidered rather than a simple print pays off here too. You can't exactly start attempting to apply underdog stories to a billion pound brand, but we like the fact a common sense shoe prevailed above the silly stuff. It's not a hybrid, it's not a remix and it's not an update of an earlier silhouette — it is what it is and we know the amount of Roshe disciples is escalating to the point where they'll start wandering down the road en masse, chanting the praises of this silhouette. And yes, we'll be getting these in in sizes that go up to a mens' UK9 next month...