Originally conceived around the first sketch that Tinker Hatfield drew for the Air Max, the shoe saw an initial release in blue. This time around, Nike is bringing it back to basics and decking the shoe out in yellow and orange — the colors Hatfield used in his sketch.
The model that started the Air Max craze in 1987 and essentially birthed sneaker culture as we know it gets a new lease on life, thanks to this latest update from Nike. Here, the Air Max 1 in its original and iconic white-grey-varsity red colorway has been given the Ultra Essential treatment, which involves a one-piece upper, screen-printed paneling, and an updated Ultra sole that firmly places it in the arena of modern classics.
The newest colorway of the Air Jordan 4 Retro posits what His Airness’ shoes would look like if he received Player Exclusive colors. With white tumbled leather uppers and Gym Red accents on the midsole, mesh and lining, this fits along nicely with the Chicago-based team’s color scheme..