Nike’s Roshe line has been a favorite by both the casual sneakerhead and the hardcore, but has the countless number of releases and new silhouettes that have dropped since passed them by?
The Nike Roshe One is about to be celebrate 4 years since its debut back in 2012. There is no doubt that this sneaker has been one of the most successful and relevant releases that Nike has come out with in the last decade. I can only imagine the amount of units Nike has been able to push. As soon as the Roshe hype caught fire, there was nothing that could stop it.
I still remember when I saw the Roshe One – when it still called Roshe Run – for the first time. It seemed a bit “different” to me. The midsole appeared to be to plain and sort of generic, while the all-mesh looked kind of cheap and flimsy. Most of us have been used to seeing uppers with some sort of structure or build to them, but the Roshe is basically a sock-like upper glued on to a sole unit. I was very iffy the minute I saw the shoe, but then, I put the shoe on. I had no words to explain what my feet and I were feeling. Up until that point, the Roshe was the most comfortable thing that I have ever put on my feet!
Before I put on a pair of the Roshes, I was used to wearing heavier and less comfortable sneakers such as Jordan retros and heavier sneakers with chunky midsoles and bulkier uppers. Putting on a pair of the Roshes for the very first time felt like I experienced some type of revelation that seriously made me contemplate getting rid all of my current sneakers, and starting a new set of footwear that consisted strictly of the Roshes.