The Nike Bruin’s significance in the brand’s history has pop culture ramifications that lie outside the sports realm. In the latter category, the shoe effectively birthed Nike Basketball, debuting on the hardwood of Portland’s Veterans Memorial Coliseumback back in 1972. Featuring a full-grain leather upper and cupsole construction, versus the more traditional suede and autoclave build of the time, the silhouette would quickly gain a second life as a lifestyle sneaker and pop culture artifact. That’s right, keen observers will recognize the shoe as being Marty McFly’s sneaker of choice in the original Back to the Future film. It releases tomorrow on Back to the Future Day, under the NikeLab banner and with the tongue, sockliner and heel noticeably logo-free. Purchase the kicks through select NikeLab retailers worldwide.
Release Date: 10/21/15 (Tomorrow)