Originally released back in ’99, a US long-distance runner who went by the name of Mark Nenow inspired the vintage trainer. Mark was a humble, down-to-earth athlete who enjoyed nothing more than to lace up and train late at night. This wasn’t necessarily because of his competitors, it was just what Mark loved to do. Fittingly nicknamed the “Ghost Racer” — due to him being rarely seen — it wasn’t long till Mark caught the eye of sportswear giant Nike, who enlisted the services of the Minnesotan maverick to help design a runner they were working on.
Fast forward to nowadays, this season, Size? reworked the Ghost Racer runner in a new “Copy Paste” makeup. Up top, the pair’s ‘Sail’ leather and nubuck base serve as the perfect canvas for the playful overlays and branded elements. Starting at the sidewalls, a duo ‘University Gold’ and ‘Photo Blue’ Swooshes provide bright contrast from the muted base, while a ‘ZOOM AIR’ print sits underneath the pair’s translucent midfoot panelling. Adding a covert touch, a camo print sits on the tongue. Moving onto the heel now, and three colourful suede and snakeskin Swoosh overlays work their way from the tip to the midsole in an almost traffic light-like design. Underfoot, the trainer’s Zoom Air midsole cushions your every step and sports a wild cheetah print design, while a rubber outsole keeps you secure and stable on slippery surfaces.
The Nike Air Ghost Racer “Copy Paste” is available starting today, Saturday, December 7th, exclusively at Size? — in both men’s / women’s sizes.