The iconic Parra x Nike Air Max 1 “Cherrywood”, which most recently sold in the UK for £4,500, and the Nike Air Max 90 “White Volt” designed by eminent contemporary artist KAWS, which trades on StockX for £600 to £1,100 per pair, will be on show, and each trainer at the exhibition will be accompanied with a short article detailing the unique history of the shoe.
There’ll also be a display of every Air Max shoebox ever made, from the year of its creation in 1987 through to the present day.
From original gradient colorways to removable Swooshes, the Nike Air Max Plus has been drawn up with some compelling makeovers during its existence. The popular late-90s runner has emerged once again in the “Decon” make-up that was introduced earlier this year, forgoing the classic upper with a thinner construction to achieve that endoskeleton aesthetic. While the earlier drops took advantage of softer monochromatic hues, this upcoming release opts for a bright orange upper with a solid grey sole, mimicking the famed “Vintage Box” theme inspired by classic Nike shoeboxes from decades ago. While that motif was used on an official level with 2010’s Nike Trainer 1 and more recently a #LeBronWatch installment with the LeBron 15, this Air Max Plus Decon is just a few hits of white short of getting that true distinction. See the photos ahead for a closer look.
As the first-ever shoe to feature the now-iconic “Safari” print, the Tinker Hatfield-designed Nike Air Safari holds an esteemed spot in the Swoosh Brand’s archives. 2018 has served as a revival of sorts for the classic model as well, as it’s come to market in several colorways both new and old. The latest pair to join the pack of releases calls upon the iconic print in a slightly different way though — making for a look that’s more jungle than Sahara. The forefoot and midfoot feature a mix of olive green mesh, nubuck, and leather. Black appears towards the back to provide contrast, starting with the midfoot Swoosh before also appearing on the collar. The upper is then completed by a generous helping of black and tan safari print on the heel, and a two-tone black and white midsole finalizes the shoe’s look. Supporter of the Safari? These durable kicks are available now at the retailers listed below.
The symbiotic relationship between Nike Sportswear and legendary Tokyo-based boutique atmos has spawned some of the most iconic footwear collaborations ever. All the way back in 2003, atmos combined two classic Tinker Hatfield creations by imparting the design ethos and materials of the Air Safari onto the Air Max 1. 15 years later in 2018, the Swoosh Brand returned the homage by dressing the Safari in a colorway inspired by atmos’s “Safari” Air Max 1 — creating an interesting homage cycle of sorts. Now, the roots of inspiration are set to go a little bit deeper: Nike has taken the Atmos-colored Safari and added OG “Sport Blue” accents — the likes of which you’d see on the original Air Max 1 colorway — for a flash of alternate flair. Everything from the canvas uppers to the tan/burnt orange tones to the classic textured print is left intact, but sporty blue detailing arrives on both the mudguard and the heel to add even further to the already-layered look. That’s not all though: the Beaverton brand also has a similar version with red suede uppers on the way, a nod to a Safari Air Max sample from 2009. Check out the history-packed kicks in detail below, and look for a release later this year at select NSW retailers.
Gradually beginning to expand in breadth with each new reveal, the UNDEFEATED x Nike Air Max 2019 are joined by even more striking tones, taking to its two-toned make-up with a diverse color range that should tally up to a total of eight different versions. With both the “Infrared” and “Blue Fury” editions basking in the spotlight since their early debut, it seems Beaverton and the streetwear imprint have been a bit apprehensive to show all they have up their sleeves; whatever that is, however, is slowly being leaked with a first look at the following “Opti Yellow” colorway giving insight on the third core addition to the pack. Bearing the same color blocking as is fitting, the bright warm tone takes up the typical seats next to hits of black neutrals, a shade that will then be swapped out for white on its coinciding alternative. Their signature logo follows in the statement hue with one more main feature of “Green Spark” yet to be unveiled. Grab a first detailed look at this pair while you wait and expect a drop later this Fall.
With summer set to cede its grip of the country to fall, it’s about to be wheat sneaker season, and one of the makeups that Nike has presented as part of their 2019 autumn offerings is this new Air Max 95 “Cosmic Clay.” The Sergio Lozano-designed classic is no stranger to tan and brown hues — it makes for an adaptable canvas thanks to its layered, human anatomy-inspired upper. However, that familiar ethos is interpreted in a slightly different fashion here. The upper is split between tan and black, and also mixes in a veritable medley of materials. Tan mesh and ripstop surround the tongue, a single strip of shaggy tan suede nestles up by the collar, short-haired black suede arrives second from the top for contrast, and the bottom two panels both feature a rugged, textured black material. The toebox adds in a rich, earthy brown, while pops of reddish-orange appear on both the tongue badge, heel hit, and Swoosh graphic. Down below, a black midsole and reddish-orange Air Max units complete the look. A release date hasn’t been announced yet, but you can look for these new Nike shoes to hit Nike.com and select retailers in the coming weeks for $160 USD.
Despite seemingly being out of place, the Nike Air Max 2000 strongly fit within the vibrant palettes: a dark knit with red accents creates a look ever-aggressive while the much lighter iteration sports the reverse with bright white threads replacing the darker tint and bubbles swapping out for the bold warm tone. Benassi JDI slides dose in a much more casual, in-between element to the overall collection, adding in similar presentations to the duo of Air Force 1 Lows. Seeing its standard design and Jester XX modifications — along with a divergent high-top — the Black-dressed pair and wild recreation don connecting collage prints across their entire heel counter: these feature graffiti stylings and retro imagery in a form that affectionately calls to the 2000s. Its higher sibling is much more simple despite its mismatched motif, with red or black colored soles and straps outfitting a white leather of scratched distressing. Air Flightposites are more true to themselves with armored silver uppers and shiny black top lines, while bottoms tack on color in its gradient of deep purple to light blue. More imaginative than the rest, the Shox BB4 emblazons with a mosaic of the nighttime cityscape along its profile with saturated grape tones and matte nubucks ensuring a fair bit of balance. The apparel pack as well as half the footwear range — namely the Air Force 1 Low, Air Force 1 Jester XX, VaporMax Flyknit 3, and the Benassi JDI Slide — will begin to release throughout Greater China on August 8th. A follow-up drop including the Air Max 2000, Air Flightposite, and Air Force 1 High will then go down on August 31st.
Nike Sportswear will soon be bringing back the Air Max Plus 3, which will include this upcoming kids exclusive colorway.
Dressed in a Black, Hyper Purple and Optic Yellow color scheme. This Nike Air Max Plus III sports a gradient mesh upper in a sunset-like tone with Purple plastic overlays. Black leather detailing, plastic heel counter, Yellow contrasting accents atop a White midsole completes the design.
A hallmark of early 2000s staples, the Nike Air Max Plus 3 returns once more though now in a searing “Hyper Purple” colorway, mixing together this sense of retro future idealism with the current market’s preference for bolder, louder tones. Just as CDG blew people away with their trio of Air Max 180s, this pair dials up neon accents as it mimics Miami right at the peak of its beaming nightlife. Toe boxes are certainly the most overt in their presentation, lightening up a palette much darker with its gradient form of hot pinks and striking yellows. Overlaid hardshell lie in compliment while deviating slightly in shade thanks to its more deep purple visage. The aforementioned warm tone also finds more wider use elsewhere, as it adds tubing to the otherwise barren heel caps and adjacent smooth leather accents. Grab a detailed look at the pair right here and find it rolling out to select retailers as well as Nike.com soon.
Check out the official photos below, and expect this Air Max Plus 3 to release in the coming weeks at select retailers and Nike.com.
Previewed by Tinker Hatfield at the unveil of the Air Jordan XXX back in January, release information for the “Cosmos” colorway is finally coming in. The celestial patterned edition of the 30th Air Jordan reminiscent of the famous “Galaxy” Nike Air Foamposite will apparently be dropping during this year’s Quai 54 streetball tournament in Paris.
It’s only the pre-season and Jordan Brand is already breaking out rare samples of their latest and greatest Air Jordan 31. Russell Westbrook will be a major storyline throughout this NBA season with the explosive point guard taking over the reins of the Oklahoma City Thunder after Kevin Durant bolted for Golden State. While Russ will most likely be a triple double machine and a top MVP candidate throughout the regular season, he’s making noise in games that don’t even count by debuting what could be an Air Jordan 30 and Air Jordan 31 hybrid. For now, we’ll just call this pair the Air Jordan 30.5 hybrid model.\ The Air Jordan 30.5 utilizes the Flyweave upper of the Air Jordan 31, one that was inspired heavily by Mike’s first signature silhouette complete with both Jumpman and Nike Swoosh branding on the woven panels. The vibrant orange to white gradient gets even more interesting by the midsole and outsole unit, as the FlightPlate (or FlightSpeed as it was called on the Air Jordan 30) returns with its patented Zoom cushioning system. What do you think of this rare Air Jordan 30.5 PE? Check out more photos below and expect more to come from this unique hybrid in the coming weeks.
There’s no word yet if the Quai 54 edition will be any different than the version previewed by Tinker (I.E. Quai 54 logos or alternate color schemes), but you can put their July 9th release date on your radar and stay tuned for further details. If you want to cop early, check out this pair on eBay. Update: The Air Jordan XXX “Cosmos” for Quai 54 released on June 25th at Jordan South State St. in Chicago. The released colorway is different from what is pictured here.
Originally seen on the Air Max 95, Nike’s multicolor and denim-dressed tooling appears once more though translated into the design language of the sleeker Air Max 200. Though connected in both palette and materials, this silhouette’s take arrives much more distinct, featuring two variations of the indigo staple while also setting up a backdrop of many a statement hue. Base synthetics and mesh underlays are the most bold in their dye: toe boxes as well as the rest of the panelling prefer an asymmetric coloring, swapping in and out of Voltage Purple and University Red and then adding extra brightening notes of a sunflower yellow. Overlays, of course, are the most standout as they do their best Canadian tuxedo impression: their face, which is mostly faded to a vintage lightwash, are placed right on top of smaller segments in darker shade and heavily distressed edges. Grab a detailed look at the pair right here and find it rolling out to Nike.com as well as select retailers on September 26th.
Summer has officially ended but the Nike Air Max 200 is dropping in a bright “Voltage Purple/University Red” colorway for its next variation. With its sleek style taking cues from the Air Max 180 and Air Max 90, the modern design is composed textile canvas, mesh and denim overlays that highlight the wavy layered pattern across its upper. Hits of purple are also applied on the toe box and scattered throughout, while it’s topped off with sun and heart logo lace locks, a white midsole and a purple/yellow outsole to round out the design.
Look for the Nike Air Max 200 “Voltage Purple/University Red” at select Nike stores and online on September 26 for $140. Always keep it locked to KicksOnFire for the latest in sneaker news, release dates and where to purchase your favorite kicks.
I’m about to utter a phrase that has seldom been said by any New Yorkers ever: The MTA actually made my day better. Let me go a step further: It made my day better by getting my train stuck in a tunnel.
I’m going to allow you a moment to stop reading and gasp. Get it out, and then come back when you’re ready.
Now that you’ve got that out of your system, allow me to explain. When my train halted in a tunnel for an inexplicable reason the other day (literally, I couldn’t tell you what the person over the intercom said for the life of me), I had a chance to really take in my surroundings instead of just impatiently listen to my podcasts until my stop. It was then that I noticed a young woman in Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma lavender bow sneakers.
Now, by this point, need I remind everyone of what a big fan of Rihanna I am? So, there’s no need for me to say — though, I will anyway — that these shoes were on my radar since their launch in 2017. But for the past couple of years, I’ve been so engulfed in all things Fenty Beauty, that I almost forgot about what a connection I feel toward these sneakers. And the best part is now that the dust has settled for some time, I can happily grab a pair in my size because they aren’t all completely sold out.
A lot of Air Max collectors and casual heads were out this weekend looking for this particular sneaker picture above- an Air Max 1 taking inspiration from the classic Air Safari 87, more on that later.
Developed by Mark Parker and designed by Tinker Hatfield, this is the shoe that dared to be different. By contrasting bold red with clean white, the shoe showcased the first ever Visible Air unit, and boasted a new midsole foot frame, heel notch and lace locks, making the Air Max 1 a bubbling cauldron of Nike innovation. The Air Max 1 is also sometimes know as Air Max ’87 as the sneaker was released in 1987.A few years back, Atmos put out their version of the Air Max 1 with the safari pattern and is one of the most sought after Air Max 1s ever. This new version should satisfy for now and will be on the list of the most collected Air Max 1s as well. They dropped over the weekend at a few select top tier Nike retailers in the US and should hit a few more this upcoming week. If you have trouble finding them, don’t worry in mid-July they will hit Nike Member’s Only Store.
Cristiano Ronaldo‘s relationship with Nike has resulted in a number of noteworthy sneakers from two special Patchwork colorways of the Air Max 97 to an incredibly impressive gold and white Air Force 1.
The 2019 CrossFit Games are right around the corner, and Nike has prepared for the testosterone-fueled festivities in cheeky fashion, dressing their new Metcon 5+ in a “Banned”-style color scheme. Although the shoe may look like a simple white/red/black makeup at first, there’s some history here. When the first Nike Metcon released in 2016, Reebok — the official CrossFit sponsor — quickly implemented apparel/equipment regulations, ensuring that CrossFit athletes could not wear Nike shoes during competitions. In response, Nike released a black and red “Banned” colorway, a clever two-headed nod to both the restrictions themselves and the marketing campaign that first helped the Air Jordan 1 become so iconic back in 1985. However, 2019 is a new day, and the new Metcon 5+ offers up a more affable style, adding an AJ1 “Banned”-style plus symbol to the heel of each shoe for a nod to brand history and relaxed rules. The laces feature an all-over geographic coordinate print for a nod to the 2019 Games’ home base of Madison, Wisconsin, and, apart from all the meaningful detailing, the shoes offer the low-to-the ground support and stability that have made them so popular with professional exercisers and weekend warriors alike. Enjoy a full set of images below, and expect a Nike.com release this August.Now CR7 and the Swoosh are shifting their attention toward training with this brand new Nike Free x Metcon silhouette. Combining the flexibility and comfort of Nike Free with the durability of the Nike Metcon, it is everything that one of the world’s top footballers needs in a training sneaker. Ronaldo opted to keep the color scheme clean and simple with an angelic white to provide a fresh and light feeling that embodies his unparalleled energy in the training room. Ice Blue – Ronaldo’s favorite color – provides a pop of color, on the TPU Cage and heel clip while a new cage logo inspired by an ancient Portuguese navigational tool honors the Portuguese national’s heritage. CR7 branding rounds out this selection on the heel and the tongue, while his signature comes dipped in gold on the insole. Enjoy a first look here and expect the Nike Free CR7 x Metcon to arrive on Nike.com on May 26th.