Nike’s Killshot 2 is currently reduced to less than $ 70.
The Nike Killshot 2 no longer needs to be introduced. We have covered it over and over again on this same website. We talked about it when it was still only a limited edition, occasionally restocked at J.Crew, to sell out immediately and leave dozens of fans waiting for their next chance. We were happy when Nike decided – finally! – make it a regularly available general release model. And we’ll talk about that again, because the Swoosh brought it down to just $ 68 and summer is here and, hey, you might need some new shoes.
In case you missed all of the previous Killshot 2 talk, I’m going to tell you why so many people find themselves grabbing these sneakers whenever they get the chance. It comes down to a hell of a mix of versatility and personality. Versatility-wise, you’ve got a largely neutral shoe with an understated silhouette inspired by classic tennis kicks. It’s the kind of shape that fits absolutely everything. Pair it with chinos and a button-down shirt if you’re feeling (a little) chic or basketball shorts and a square tee when the temperature soars. The Killshot 2 plays well with everything.
But this is not an all-white minimalist sneaker. The colors in play are, as I said, largely neutral – the upper is wrapped in white leather and gray suede. But the Navy Swoosh offers a little more compared to a tone on tone. And the rubber sole? Honestly, the fact that more sneakers weren’t offered on that just enough different basis still puzzles me.
It’s a shoe that says, “I don’t need to do stunts, but I like to stand out, sort of.” It’s a shoe that, yes, has become a bit ubiquitous. But it’s way beyond the point of being a problem. Like the Stan Smith, it’s a modern classic: a style that may have once seemed overexposed and is now a big part of the menswear landscape.
And, like I said, it’s on sale. So what are you waiting for?
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