Donning a Midnight Fog/Midnight Fog-Black-Matte Silver colorway, the Nike Footscape Free Camo is now available from the UK’s Crooked Tongues.
Putting camo on a slightly technical running-themed design generally doesn’t result in a hard sell, but this Nike model is a more eccentric spin on something that’s already pretty strange. The Nike Footscape Free is nothing new after 2007’s mix of Free and Footscape Woven that seemed confined to the Far East, but this mix of two favourites seems to be getting lost in the shadow of the Footscape Woven Chukka. While the switch in soles to that siped base means the Footscape loses its bizarre foot-like shape (as integral to the Footscape concept as the asymmetric lacing), but they’re still comfy and look good on the foot. This more elaborate textured camo edition has a slightly digital look and works pretty well, delivering a slight redux on co.jp special edition styles of the past. Keeping all the key details in the mix, like the hefty heel counter and forefoot swoosh, but they seem to be splitting opinion at the moment. We still maintain that they’re alright as hybrids ago and approximately 100,000 times better than the dreaded Footscape 2. Army patterns and grooved soles aren’t going anything any time soon, so embrace the aesthetic. These are in the Crooked Tongues store right now.