Nike Vandal Hi Supreme VNTG: Camo flamboyance


Doc Brown wore them (in a colourway we've long believed to be an SMU), Steve Caballero skated them and Kyle Reese saved the world in them (until the sequels). The Nike Vandal Supreme is a strange Nike shoe, with its lightweight nylon uppered sense of flamboyance that made them a sought-after oddity until the retro dropped. Then the retro with the more accurate shape came out for the purists (who probably already had vintage pairs in the cupboard. While anyone trying to evade the enemy in the original silver variations would be hunted down with the quickness, this woodland camouflage edition of the Nike Vandal applies a nature-themed pattern to the shoe's upper because camouflage still holds some cultural currency (next month's camo Air Max will be proof that there's still a few acres of hype in that trend). We saw camo on the Vandal back when it originally reappeared with the canvas editions from 2003 with the desert pattern. The aforementioned editions caught the dust on the racks a little and we're wondering if these VNTG versions will too, a decade on. At the very least, at least these look like they could be an oddity from the Nike archives from the shoe's mid 1980s debut. Not the greatest makeup of this shoe, but far from the worst. These Vandals should be arriving next month alongside the simpler variations we looked at a couple of weeks back...

Posted by, gwar on 19 June 2013