The Nike Air Force 1 (AF1) is the latest iconic kick to get equipped with weatherproof Gore-Tex, just in time for the holidays.
Converse, another brand owned by the sportswear giant, has released multiple Chuck Taylor All-Stars that incorporate the rugged, trademarked fabric.
In addition to the white-and-blue high-top and Army green-and-tan low-top that were previously announced, Sneakersnstuff has muted black models of both styles listed, as well as an Air Force 1 Low GTX in “Dynamic Yellow” and “Team Gold” on the way.
The “Team Gold” model...includes a gum sole as an extra earth tone accent. Contrasting “GORE-TEX” embroidery graces the rear lateral side of each shoe, complete with a branded strip of technical fabric at the tongue. The tall 10th iteration offers a taller boot-like style, with an all-black upper and inner bootie set atop a matching outsole, complete with tonal “GORE-TEX” embroidery to match.
The white-and-blue high-top boasts a zippered bootie that's both fashionable and functional in bad weather. The Army green low-top gets a layered ballistic nylon and full-grain leather.
All serve as a stylishly prudent choice for those who live in an area that gets whacked with snow and slush in the winter.
Gore-Tex clothing collabs are all the rage these days, but it was Danner that first used it way back in 1978. The Oregon-based footwear company recently unveiled the Danner Light 40th Anniversary Edition boot to celebrate four decades partnership.