September 9th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Catalog images often provide our first glimpse at a new upcoming model, but here’s a case where seeing them after a clearer set pays off with a much better understanding of what to expect at retail. The Nike Air Lava Dome 2012 has a refreshed sole a la Air Magma 2012, and thanks to the translucent green-bottomed pair we saw earlier this week, we know to expect a slightly spongey, somewhat see-through look on the other two colorways revealed in these images. Armed with our earlier close-up look and evidence of additional colorblocking possibilities, we can start to imagine what the future holds for the Lava Dome 2012, and you can see all three in more photos below.
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September 4th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Nike keeps the pedal to the metal when it comes to new boot designs, and in this case, extends the reimagination of its classics we just saw on the Air Magma 2012. In fact, the Nike Air Lava Dome 2012 features a very similar sole update to the contemporary Magma, including the same translucent bottoms that made the earlier revelation so intriguing. This black mix of suede and ripstop nylon goes with a ghoulish green that looks like it would glow in the dark, but a quick flip of the switch proves otherwise. They’re a bit higher than the Lava Dome we’ve come to know and love over the past three decades and prove that just about every classic Swoosh silhouette can be refreshed with a new look, and you can see more of this first pair after the jump below.
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