Nike Adds Detachable Gaiters to the Air Max Scorpion
Nike is banking on the rise of gorpcore fashion by adding detachable gaiters to its Air Max Scorpion.
The sneaker, which marked the Swoosh’s first sneaker to be created entirely during the COVID-19 pandemic, arrives in a neutral color palette. The kicks are constructed with a pale beige-gray Flyknit base on the upper, while metallic Swooshes add a touch of contrast on each side. The theme further continues on the midsole, while the metallic finishes are accompanied by fuzzy detailing on the upper throughout the lacing system and collar.
Built for cold, wet weather conditions, the Air Max Scorpion is paired with detachable gaiters that are fastened with a buckle strap looping through the midsole, as well as a snap button. The design seems to build on the recent gorpcore trend in addition to the rise of leg warmers in the everyday wardrobe, with the knee-length gaiter complete with button fastening down the side.
Take a closer look at the design above. The weather-resistant Air Max Scorpion will release in the following months via Nike and select retailers.
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