If you don’t know about the running classic Nike Air Berwuda, now is the time

That its appearance was a seemingly isolated event doesn’t confuse us, because the Nike Air Berwuda is much more than just an old sneaker from 1979. And believe it that a lot has happened since then, when Nike wasn’t Nike but Blue Ribbon Sports and our sneaker was called the Air Bermuda. Yes, you read that right: Bermuda and not Berwuda.

Now the scheme of combining running shoe materials is well known and common, however what we hadn’t realized is that the mixture of the elements wasn’t always so clear. And it is in that context that the Nike Air Berwuda should be evaluated, as the pioneer in the construction of an upper that mixed nylon, breathable mesh and suede, to which the wafer-like sole was added. It was a pioneer because of this as well as the laces in a zig-zag position that made it adaptable to each foot.

Nike-BermudaOnce again in 2013 and 2014 we enjoyed the Nike Air Berwuda, with the updated silhouette, completely faithful to the original but with the relevant innovations in the structure of the upper and especially in the midsole. The most obvious innovations are the layout of the materials on the upper part and its retro look, which are sought after and are in fact what characterize this model. Very similar to other retro running styles such as the Nike Internationalist further evidence its identifying components, although in recent versions from past years the colorway and materials have been experimented with, while still respecting the breathable mesh toe, a very visible element.

Only a month ago a very similar model to the original was released with a blue and black colorway, and following in this fashion three more Nike Air Berwuda models have just gone on sale that are faithful to the original layout of the materials. In addition to the part of the toe, which stands out in comparison to the rest of the shoe for its contrast in textures, the middle part is once again bright with nylon and the upper laces and heel are matte suede.

Nike-Air-Berwuda-BlackNike-Air-Berwuda-RedNike-Air-Berwuda-BlueMaybe it’s time to let us be seduced by a retro model less recognizable than other of the brand’s models, such as the Nike Air Berwuda, right?

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