Air Max 270, The Roswell Rayguns, a fictional team assembled by Nike Basketball that hosted a roster of NBA greats such as Vince Carter, Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Nash, Paul Pierce among others, has served as important piece of inspiration within the Swoosh’s line of footwear. Championed by the Nike SB Dunk Lows which were first released in 2005 and later reimagined with tie-dye pattern in December 2019, the Raygun theme has made its resurgence in recent memory thanks to NBA athlete Kyrie Irving who has incorporated its signature orange and yellow accents into his kicks, and now it’s set to make its way towards the Nike Sportswear division to outfit the Air Force 1 Low.
The upcoming Nike Air Force 1 low release features a premium pure white leather upper accented by black textile Swooshes framed by yellow and exposed stitching. The rear of the shoe continues the shiny colored outlook with orange and yellow panels. Aside from printed insoles, tongue tags, Nike Air embroidery at the rear and mini Swoosh logos at the vamp, an alien face basketball badge mark the lateral heel regions. Rounding up the design of the shoe is black sock linings, matching laces and white midsoles paired with contrasting black rubber outsoles.
Jordan Shoes UK, Inspired by the classic Nike SB Dunk Low from 2005. Based on a fictional ABA team, the Roswell Rayguns. The character is an alien holding laser guns with a basketball as a-head.The Nike Kyrie 7 “Raygun” features an orange and black upper with weird and obscure patterns which is complemented with a black fishnet material that covers the upper. A black Nike Swoosh is embroidered in with yellow stitching which allows yellow to paint the heel which showcases the Raygun mascot in all of its glory. A black and white tongue and lacing system then match perfectly with the midsole and newly revamped rubber outsole.