Rarely can a designer or artist sell their own creations as “boring,” but Tom Sachs did so with his NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe and found success. After an expected sold out release, the designer promised a replenishment in August 2022, but before that, he’s highlighting the silhouette’s next colorway: the “Dark Sulfur” variant. Nike has revealed official photographs of the shoes after leaks earlier this year.
Bright, colorful and bold design is present in this new version
In comparison to the first installment, this forthcoming variation takes a much bolder design approach. Mesh uppers and suede overlays alike are coated with a bright “Dark Sulfur” hue and come accessorized with angelic Swooshes on the sides. The tongues, laces and interior lining provide bright contrasts with their “Light Cream” exteriors while strong pops of orange are situated on the tongue and heel tabs. Beige midsoles and solid black waffle treading underneath string together its overall design.
Overall, the Tom Sachs x Nike Air Force 1 Dark Sulfur is a great shoe for a variety of uses. It’s a good choice for a variety of situations because it looks good and is built to last. It’s probably not the best all-purpose sneaker in the world, but it doesn’t have to be.