The “Denim Set” Completed By The Nike GTS ’97

The “Denim Set” Completed By The Nike GTS ’97

NIKE, Inc. has created hundreds of collections throughout its various categories during its 58-year history.

The North American company has given a variety of Nike Sportswear models a denim-covered facelift for its latest.

The low-top type is undoubtedly the least coveted considering its complete irrelevance within the contemporary world of hype sneakers, accompanied by a few Air Max or Nike Dunk alternatives.

Nonetheless, the tennis-inspired design creates a captivating, on-theme look that will assist any “Canadian tuxedo” fan with approaching ensembles.

The upper has rich blue fabric strips with white and red accents and a Nike SB-approved bottom block.

The brand hasn’t revealed any official Nike SNKRS launch dates, but that’s expected to change shortly.

In other sneaker headlines, the Air Max 97 will be reintroduced in classic designs before the end of the year to commemorate its 25th anniversary.

The Nike GTS was designed to emulate the look and feel of denim basketball shoes.

Nike rolled out the Nike GTS.

It was one of three basketball sneakers designed by Nike, and it featured a blue and white denim set.

The sneaker had an all-white upper with blue stitching that made it look like authentic denim sneakers.

Blue suede overlays were added to the toe box, heel counter, sides, and ankle collar to give the sneaker a more traditional basketball look.

The novelty continued on the heel, serving as a noticeable element in the sneaker.

In addition to its unique look and design, we can also find some special hidden details embedded in this basketball shoe, including:

  • Leather ankle strap accents 
  • Classic leather insoles protectors that give you maximum comfort.
  • Varsity stripe embossed heel counter
  • Pinstripes on the Nike swoosh label
  • An elastic strap has replaced the lace cage to give it a tighter fit. 

In addition, these unique features made the sneaker popular among female basketball players. Another notable feature is that this shoe style was used during several high school and collegiate games throughout the United States.

  • Dye sublimated Swoosh logo  
  • Suede AJ 1 for extra durability
  • Nike Zoom Air unit upgrade (Cushlon added to the midsole).

Despite Nike’s success with its GTS basketball sneaker, it did not last long.

During and after 2000, sales declined due to changing trends in favor of sleeved-leg lightweights like Vans and Converse Hi-tops.

Another version of this style was released without any denim detailing; instead, it was released had leather round toe details.

Nike Sportswear released a denim-covered facelift of its Nike SNKRS basketball sneaker in late 2018.

The updated model is less popular due to its complete irrelevance within the contemporary world of hype sneakers,

But it creates a captivating on-theme look that will assist any “Canadian tuxedo” fan with approaching ensembles.


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