With its medium khaki colouring and gum brown trims, these new season GTS Return Shoes from Nike SB boast a down-to-earth vibe heightened by mild militant undertones and a distinctly urbanised vibe. Welcoming a number of skate-specific updates to its classic profile, these low-profile skate shoes are styled with both leather and soft-touch suede uppers for a more textualised finish, whilst the breathable mesh toe vamp and the reengineered cupsole are designed to provide comfort and precision-focused durability at each and every step. As opposed to the standard all-rubber cupsole debuted previously, this remastered design offers a more flexible and lighter construction that’s designed with multi-directional grip and all-terrain traction in mind. The soft-foam sockliner and cushioned midsole delivers a more consistent level of comfort and boardfeel, whilst the padded ankle collar, 7-eyelet recessed lacing system and the colour-matched bartack stitching across the design helps implement a more rigid and reliable sense of structuring. Debossed ‘Nike SB’ branding is stamped across the exterior panel of the split-tone outsole, whilst stark-white swoop back leather Swooshes across the midfoot fuse seamlessly across the rear to join the black-stitch ‘Nike’ ankle trims. Across the flat tongue, custom ‘GTS Return’ woven tabs commemorate the design while the humble colourings and sense of utilitarian purpose pay homage to the sportswear brand’s lengthy industry-specific heritage.
A slightly bulkier profile than other contemporary skate-shoes, the Nike SB GTS Return pays homage to the classic Nike Air Max 1 through their chunky sense of character and their performance-focused detailings. Having hosted a wide variety of upgrades and contemporary colourways since its initial debut, the highly popular Nike SB GTS Return set about welcoming a more comfortable sense of creativity supplied through its precision engineered and premium-quality cupsole.
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