All of the praise to you, Nike Lab. All. Of. The. Praise. Call it personal bias but I haven’t seen one Nike Air Tech Challenge II release this year that sucked. And the trend continues. Dropping alongside the Fragment collection, the Air Tech Challenge II ‘US Open’ gives fans one more dose of patriotism for the Summer.
I’m not entirely sure about the material on the toebox, but if it’s similar to the grippy stuff Nike SB has used on past releases, I’m chomping at the bit for release date. Little things like the oval laces, leather sockliner, and metal lace locks should be a tip off that the shoes won’t be cheap. And that doesn’t matter. Short of getting into LeBron 11 Elite prices, these Tech Challenges will be worth their weight in gold. Agassi might have not had anything to do with this color, but given his style sense in the ’90s, credit is still due. Salute.
The Nike Air Tech Challenge II ‘US Open’ releases August 21st at Nike Lab locations.