Sneakers have become so mainstream over the last decade that it's hard to imagine designs that have yet to be retroed. If you are old enough to remember getting the Eastbay Catalog in your mailbox, however, this upcoming release will send your down a rabbit hole of nostalgia.
Back in 1996, Nike released the Air Modify Force and Air Adjust Force, both of which featured a removable strap that wrapped around the forefoot and heel of the shoe. Back then, the idea of customizing shoes was not as complex as it is today. You might add a color here or there, or change up laces, but the thought of being able to swap out the accent color of your shoe was nothing short of mind-blowing. Especially considering most of us weren't getting multiple pairs of anything back then.
At $11.99 for each FitWrap, you could imagine how feasible it seemed to kids back then to convince their parents to buy multiple colorways. On top of the price, teams like North Carolina, Team USA, and countless others wore these shoes. It seems crazy now but back then, the teams that wore the sneakers on the court were the main reason you wanted a pair of any shoes. It never worked out for me to get a pair, but now thanks to AMBUSH, the Air Adjust Force is making its first return since 1996.
No release date has been set but Knowing Kicks and Yoon from AMBUSH have showed off a few variations that are rumored to release this year.
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