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All there is to know about the Nike Air Barrage QS

FASHION  |  JUL 19, 2019


The all-new Nike Air Barrage QS sneakers have just dropped, and they’re everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Beyond the bold colours and style features, they’ll take you right back to the 90s. They’re perfectly suited for the new (old) vintage trend that has become increasingly popular in recent years.

Originally released in 1995, Nike is giving the Raptor fans something exciting to add to their closets. This typical ‘old-school’ sneaker is bulky in looks, bold in colour and maximalist in design – exactly the opposite of what we’re used to wearing. So, if you’re feeling adventurous, park your Nike Rosch sneakers and explore your creative side with a brand-new pair of Nike Air Barrage QS sneakers. Not only will you appreciate the comfort these sneakers offer, but you’ll turn heads every time you leave the house.

To find out more about where to find these lace-up kicks, visit the Nike Cape Town store in Canal Walk.

The Sneaker's Inspiration

Inspired by the talented Marshall Faulk from Indianapolis Colts, and the equally impressive Ernie Mills from the Pittsburgh Steelers, these shoes have certainly lived up to the legacy of these football champions. From sporting heroes to fashion icons, their classic sneaker look has fast become a trend across the globe. Known for its colourful, statement design, Nike has strategically designed this new kick. The colour combination is broad. With white leather across the toe, purple mesh across the base of the panels, black on the overlays, a large Swoosh logo that covers the sides, and red that hits the smaller areas of the shoe, it’s no surprise that bold colours have made a comeback in the fashion department. Not to mention, replicating basketball trends in fashion is clearly what customers what.

The Sneaker's Fit

With so many sneaker designs to compete with, it’s somewhat intimidating when shopping for sneakers that are both comfortable and trendy. The Nike Air Barrage QS is a mid-top sneaker that is ideal for playing basketball, running or dressing casually. This sneaker design offers both functionality and style, making them the ideal multi-functional shoe that can be dressed up for a night out on the town or dressed down for a workout. The iconic velcro strap helps with support, ensuring that your foot is strapped down and comfortable. The sole of the shoe also features Nike’s unique air technology, which offers further cushioning support for your feet. It’s a snug fit that moves with each section of your foot to guarantee ultimate comfort. Whatever your reason for purchasing the classic Nike Air Barrage QS, you can rest assured knowing that this is certainly one of the greatest Nike designs yet. It’s a collector’s item without a doubt.

The Sneaker's Features

If you’re a Nike fan, you’ll notice how these kicks show several similarities to other popular retro options. For example, with the Nike Air Max Uptempo or the Nike Air Max Speed Turf. Some of the stand-out features that appeal to many people are the padded tongue with their unique Swoosh logo, a velcro strap, and the neat leather material.

Combining black, white, red, and purple with a hue that is spread out over the multi-layered upper, the midfoot strap and panelling extend all the way around to the heel. The most prominent colours are black and bright purple, while the white subtly balances out these bold tones to complement the shoe. The beauty of this sneaker (and any other Nike sneakers for that matter) is how they have effortlessly combined coolness with comfort. They continue to impress.

While you might think that these sneakers are designed to appeal to the fashion-conscious individual who wants to impress with their shoes, it’s also an incredibly comfortable option for active people who spend plenty of time on their feet. They’re light in weight, breathable due to the mesh, and ideal for summer or winter activities.

Final Thoughts

Nike has always been a popular, relatable sports brand. It’s a brand that continues to communicate its brand ethos in their products, and they never fail to deliver high-quality products that truly resonate with their customers. The Nike Air Barrage QS is a prime example of this. It’s a bold, statement sneaker that deserves a round of applause. Its impressionable, bold look will revolutionise your wardrobe and add substance to your outfit. What you see is what you get, and the minute you test drive your own pair, you’ll never look back.

Finally, you can also discover the full range of sneaker stores that Canal Walk has to offer. 

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