The Nike Air Max is a shoe that has been at the forefront of footwear style for decades.
The legacy of Air Max has been sustained by Nike’s robust collaboration process and its vibrancy is supported by cross-pollinating ideas with a variety of global talents.
In sneaker terms, this equates to the “x” in Nike’s creative partnerships.
The resulting products have yielded radical reconsiderations, far-out articulations and some of the most sought-after visions of Air ever.
The latest of these come from a quartet of intriguing and ambitious Air Max designs from Tokyo-based Atmos, Edison Chen’s venerable CLOT, New York’s Heron Preston and the elusive Cactus Plant Flea Market.
Each offers a distinct take on an Air Max classic with a different starting point — remixed, recreated, re-tooled and re-imagined, respectively.
The Nike x Atmos Air Max 2 Light remixes a mid-90s design with a a full-blown, all-over print aesthetic.
It will be released globally on April 5.
The Nike x Clot Air Max 97/Haven melds the upper of the cult-classic Nike Zoom Haven (introduced in 2000 and, incidentally, a platform for an early fashion collaboration) with the Air Max 97 tooling.
In this, CLOT recreates Air Max in an all-new articulation. The shoe’s global release comes May 8.
The Nike Air Max 720/95 Heron Preston By You marries the Air Max 720 and Air Max 95 while highlighting the Air-Sole with an Air-wrapped upper.
The shoe is available for customization beginning April 15.
The Nike x CPFM Air VaporMax 2019 reimagines the VaporMax aesthetic with unique upper embellishments that convey a Just Do It attitude.
It drops May 14 exclusively at Dover Street Market locations.