November 26, 2013 5:13:17 PM PST
Nike never stops re-imagining and transforming their classic models. With the Nike "The Monotone Collection Vol. 1" they took a break from vibrant colorways and spaceage "glow-in-the-dark" materials for a cleaner, minimalist approach. The collection includes an Air Trainer 1
, Air Force 1
, and an Air Max 1
that all share the same design. They have a combination metallic woven twill and canvas upper, with the canvas section and laces featuring speckled accents. All three models also boast a seamless Swoosh and tongue to complete the understated design. It's not an easy task to create a sneaker that keeps it clean and simple without blending in, but it's impossible to deny the understated style of The Monotone Collection Vol. 1 now at Sneakerhead.
October 7, 2013 6:28:19 PM PDT
Nike has implemented "glow in the dark" materials into their sneaker designs for several years, and these visually stunning creations always get attention from blogs and sneakerheads. The latest to receive the vivid "glow" treatment is the Nike Air Max "Glow In The Dark" Pack, which includes an Air Max 1
, an Air Max 90
, and an Air Max 95
. At first glance all three look like fresh white renditions of Air Max classics updated with Hyperfuse technology, but when then lights go out the transformation begins. They feature glow-in-the-dark accents on the tongue tag, a glow-in-the-dark outsole, and a glow-in-the-dark upper that reveals a striking animal-inspired design. So, you can rock them during the day for a clean look, and at night for when you want to get a little wild.
January 14, 2013 4:00:00 PM PST
Walking the fine line between updating a classic model, while still staying true to the original design is something Nike has mastered. We have already see a molded Vac Tech upper on the Air Force 1, seamless Hyperfuse construction on Air Max models, and Zoom Air implemented into the Nike Dunk. Next up for Nike, "Engineered Mesh." Lighter and stronger than traditional mesh, Engineered Mesh was first used on performance running sneakers. It has the capability to be constructed with varying perforation patterns, which allows for "zoned" construction. Not only does that mean that tighter patterns can be used on the upper where durability is needed, and looser patterns where ventilation is key, but it also adds a lot of design versatility. Check out Nike's latest innovation on classic Air Max models, including the Air Max 1
, Air Max 95
, and Air Max 97
now at Sneakerhead.
September 19, 2012 5:00:00 PM PDT
Nike gives one of their iconic runners an innovative makeover with the Nike Air Max 97 Hyperfuse
. Decked out in its original Metallic Silver/Varsity Red-Black colorway, which was inspired by the Japanese Bullet Train, this 2012 version sports a seamless and lightweight Hyperfuse upper. Nike has implemented Hyperfuse on many of their classic Air Max models, including the Air Max 1, Air Max 90, and Air Max 95, but never before has the creation look so identical to the original. The Nike Air Max 97 also features a full-length visible Max Air unit, three reflective lines around the upper, and a metallic "Air Max" heel pull tab. Enjoy modern technology with a classic look thanks to the Nike Air Max 97 Hyperfuse
now at Sneakerhead.
November 4, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
Although using crepe soles on a Nike Air Max 1
is not new, most sneakerheads would agree, it's always welcomed. The last time we saw an Air Max 1 crepe creation was in 2004, and it was part of the "Hemp Pack" (one of the most sought-after sneakers of that year). This year, Nike not only used crepe on the soles, but they paid attention to the details everywhere else on this Nike Air Max 1 Premium model. Currently available in Sail
colorways (with a Dark Cinder release coming later this year), they feature a tonal upper that is constructed with a combination of leather and canvas. Then, Nike added pony hair to the Swoosh. With a simple and classy look, they can fill the role in dressier settings. Many are even comparing them to the Clarks Wallabee. All I know is that this Nike Air Max 1
is a must cop.
July 1, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
The Nike Air Max Turbulence+
retro running shoe is made for the runner looking for a great cushioned and comfortable running shoe for all types of training. Lightweight mesh upper with virtually seamless design adds breathability and comfort. Synthetic overlay extending from the toe to the rear-foot wraps the heel for a snug, secure fit. Molded EVA sock liner conforms to the foot shape for fit and comfort. Low-pressure Nike Air unit in the heel responds to your cushioning needs. Five foam pillars surrounding the Nike Air unit add structural support and durability. Rubber outsole with Waffle pattern delivers durability and traction. Flex grooves in the forefoot give enhanced flexibility. We can only expect more Air Max Turbulence+ retro running shoe models to get the Air Attack touch as Nike continues to play with tonal color schemes.
June 15, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
The classic Nike Air Max 90
running shoe continues to release in new colorways, as here we feature a pair slated to has made its way to accounts. Nike recently introduced a new colorway of the historic Nike Air Max 90 running shoe in White / Anthracite
June 10, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
The Nike Air Max 95
really needs no introduction. The iconic sneakerhead favorite was originally introduced in 1995 with a concept that mimicked the human body: a midsole that represented the spine, panels that represented muscles, loopholes and straps represented the ribs and the mesh represented the skin. Nike's Air Max 95 running shoe has made a return to select Nike Sportswear retail shelves this Summer 2010 in a number of original Air Max 95 colorways, in addition to the "Blue Slate" Air Max 95. The running shoe uses a nice pattern to separate the colors. White can be seen on most of the sneaker, including the midsole and toe area. Red is put into use on areas such as the lace holders, Air Max unit, and the tongue label. The outsole is done up in black, leaving the rest of the sneaker for two shades of grey.
June 9, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
Nike has released the Air Max 1
retro running shoe in its original Varsity Royal colorway as a Quickstrike release in the US. With so much success from the 2009 release of the Nike Air Max 1 in its Varsity Red colorway, Nike decided to release the Varsity Blue colorway just in time for the summer months. The retro running shoe features a neutral grey and white upper, consisting of both suede and mesh. Varsity blue suede works along the base of the shoe, as well as the Swoosh logo. Blue is also seen on the top lace eyelets, tongue badge, and heel branding. As some of you may remember, this Nike Air Max 1 Varsity Blue colorway was only released overseas back in 2009. Other retro releases have only been in women's sizes, making it difficult for many to obtain this iconic piece of Nike history.
June 6, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
The Nike Air Max Tailwind+ 2
running shoe is for the runner who needs big-time cushioning on the roads. The lightweight, breathable mesh upper has a mid-foot synthetic leather overlay for enhanced fit. A non-pressurized forefoot and heel Air-Sole unit is integrated into the cushion midsole foam for a responsive ride. This Nike+ ready running shoe has a BRS 1000 carbon rubber outsole in the heel for durability with solid rubber throughout for fantastic traction. And last but not least the Nike Air Max Tailwind+ 2 retro running shoe comes equipped with Nike + so that you can run with it while listening to some of your favorite songs on your Apple iPod.
March 26, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
The 2010 FIFA World Cup is right around the corner, and as you may expect, Nike has been releasing footwear to coincide with the world's most watched sporting event. The World Cup-inspired "True Colors" pack's releases continue to trickle in at stateside accounts. This Nike Air BW Gen II
retro running shoe was designed by South African artist Kronk as a tribute to his homeland and the host country of the upcoming games. The artist's influence on these was limited, but can be seen in the custom lettering on the tongue. Green lettering also appears on the heel. For this retro running shoe, Nike coupled its Torch technology while the remainder of the shoe is completely white. Torch, mesh and suede are all used, and a bit of grey can be seen on the midsole.
March 24, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
A new hybrid Air Max running shoe is here. The ,Nike Air Max 24/7
is a running-inspired shoe that combines elements from the Air Max 95, 97 and 360 to create the next generation of classically cool kicks.The upper features a combination of leather and mesh, which takes design cues from the Air Max 97, and also includes lacing and heel details from the Air Max 95. The midsole features a Vis-Air unit in the heel and forefoot that's taken from the Air Max 360. The sole is BRS 1000 carbon rubber with a Waffle pattern for traction. All of the details you love, packed into one running shoe.
March 9, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST
During mid January, Nike displayed several colorways of the Nike Air Max T-Zone LE
running shoe. Nike has always prepared a plethora of silhouettes for runners to choose from. The Nike Air Max T-Zone has never been a monster release, but colorways like this are sure to gain it wider exposure. The Nike Air Max T-Zone LE running shoe features a vibrant upper consisting of wolf grey/white-black. The Mesh quarter panels allow the bearer's feet to breathe, while the midsole sports Nike's patented air max sole.
March 4, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST
Many runner fans were ecstatic to hear about these particular Air max's making a return. The Air Max 95 "Blue Slate"
is a prized colorway of a classic sneaker, so it only makes sense that its return would create serious buzz. Nike's "Blue Slate" Air Max 95 has made a triumphant return to retail shelves this season from Nike Sportswear. The nickname "Slate" comes from entirely the colorway, which is White/New Green-Blue Slate-Black. The retro running shoe features white uppers and a black outsole. Blue accents are seen on areas such as the lace holders and mid-panel. While these retro running shoes were originally released back in 2005 the Air Max 95 "Slates" the new released version is different than the last time we saw these, as black has replaced navy on the top layer, and the lower two rows are the same shade of blue, instead of being slightly different.
February 22, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST
It's official the Nike Brand has re-released the Nike Air Max 95 Cool Grey/Neon Yellow. This version of the Air Max 95 running shoe
which was originally introduced in 1995 brought a breath of fresh air to the running shoe market with it's big visible air bubbles and bright color combination. Now considered a classic, this re-released running shoe features an upper made up from hues of cool grey and black with white used on the mesh, tongue, and inner lining. Accenting the sneakers are hints of neon yellow on the lace loops, Nike Swoosh, and within the visible air unit. Given the huge following of trainers, and the popularity of these sneakers during their first initial release, it's best to believe once they arrive at retailers they wont last long.