Originally released in 1992, the replica Nike Air Icarus Extra was supposed to be re-released in 2010 but never made it past the last sample phase. Now, 25 years after the original release, Nike brings back the iconic 90s runner in several colorways with a limited Quickstrike.
There are two clean colorways are on their way which combining different kinds of leathers on the upper. The replica “Light Orewood Brown / Black-Sail-Black” has a light brown suede upper with black details – some parts of which are made of perforated leather. The second fake colorway is called “Iced Jade / Racer Blue-Black-Sail” and features different blue tones and black on the upper. Both sit on a classic white midsole.
All in all we see two solid retro versions of a 90s icon. The shape is pretty nice and the first impression of the materials and colorways are good. But again, the retro version can’t compete compete with the OG’s from the early 90s. Nevertheless, it’s nice to see that Nike works on the shape of their retro versions.