The Air Max 97 is one of Nike’s staple silhouettes that stays in rotation every year by releasing new renditions of the popular retro model. With the 2019 NBA-All Star Game in Charlotte set to tip off in a few weeks, the anticipation surrounding the annual celebration of the league’s best and brightest is growing rapidly. And that aforementioned anticipation is not just for the game, it’s for the shoes as well. Calling upon the classic white, blue, and red palette that’s become linked with the star-filled exhibition over decades past, this 97 uses a white jersey-style material as the base to leave no doubts about its uniform-themed inspiration. Bright red and blue accents then appear on the upper’s swooping lines, the tongue, and the tri-colored heel tab for a look that’s both playful and patriotic. For a final colored touch, the tongue also features removable oval adhesive Swoosh patches and the shoe is then completed by a dark royal blue Air Max unit and a special insole.
Grab your pair of the Nike Air Max 97 ‘Jersey’ on February 8th at Finishline.com.
The Air Max 95 wasn’t always praised in the sneaker world like it is now. Many people weren’t very supportive of Sergio Lozano during his creative process when he was designing the Air Max 95. The visual design of the 95 was based on the human anatomy where the spine of the shoe resembled the human spine and the placement of the materials intended to represent skin, ribs, and tendons. This design was unlike anything to ever be done, but if you ask someone today to name a historical Air Max; Its almost guaranteed they will say the Air Max 95. The Air Max 95 has become a piece of history in the sneaker world but it has also been featured in the hip-hop culture. We’ve heard it featured in songs by The Game, Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame and even Eminem designed a limited edition pair, which was sold to benefit a charity. We’ve seen that same trend happen with certain Jordan’s and Air Force Ones, but not many running shoes get that kind of hip-hop recognition. Dressed in a Black, Aluminum, and Anthracite color scheme. This Nike Air Max 95 comes with the signature multiple shades of Grey that fades from dark to light giving die hard Air Max fans a nostalgic feel. This particular pair is highlighted with Light Blue contrasting accents.
Grab your pair of the Nike Air Max 95 OG ‘Aluminum’ on February 2nd at Finishline.com.
When it comes to Nike’s most futuristic innovations, VaporMax technology is unquestionably at the top of the list. The result of 7 long years of development and testing, VaporMax is known for its versatility, serving performance runners and weekend warriors equally. As the newest entry in the line, the VaporMax 2019 has retained the cushioning unit from prior models, but traded out the Flyknit upper for a new translucent woven-stretch material called Nexkin, just as lightweight and ventilated, but offering significantly more durability.
The new upper isn’t the only change though: there’s also a larger heel clip and underlying mid-foot lockdown system all created in response to feedback from runners, who lauded the cushioning but yearned for more support and stability from the upper as a whole. Highlighted by its translucent treatment upper with exposed seamed stitching in Black, the model is also detailed with a Golden internal cage that wraps the mid-foot for lockdown support. More Golden hits are added on the tongue branding, heel area and throughout the translucent VaporMax sole in a tinted theme to complete the look.
Start 2019 strong when you grab your pair of the Nike Air VaporMax 2019 on 1/10 from Finish Line.
Nike and Carhartt WIP made waves awhile back with their work on the Eminem Air Jordan 4 Retro. The duo is back at it again and set to release a collab on a Nike staple, the Air Max 95. The iconic Air style will be remixed with signature materials from the WIP (work in progress) line from Carhartt.
The Carhartt WIP x Nike Air Max 95 is highlighted by a bold camouflage upper, which pairs durable Dearborn Canvas with ripstop nylon. An off-white midsole houses the iconic Max Air unit and contrasts nicely against the standout upper. Reflective detailing throughout ensures you’ll be seen far and wide. Orange accents and work boot style laces pop against the camo and complete this option.
Grab the Carhartt WIP x Nike Air Max 95 on 12/6 from Finish Line.
There are few colorways and sneaker silhouettes that would be considered as historic as the Nike Air Max 1 in the OG white and red color scheme. It is considered “the one that started it all” when it comes to running shoes, so it’s safe to say that the sneaker lives deep in the heritage that Nike is rooted in. Helping shape the incredibly successful landscape of Nike Sportswear, this Air Max 1 creation serves as a distinguished part of Swoosh Brand lore. Now, you get another chance to get your hands on a pair of these all-time classics.
You can grab your pair of the Nike Air Max 1 OG on November 16th at Finishline.com.
The Air Max 95 wasn’t always praised in the sneaker world like it is now. Many people weren’t very supportive of Sergio Lozano during his creative process when he was designing the Air Max 95. The visual design of the 95 was based on the human anatomy where the spine of the shoe resembled the human spine and the placement of the materials intended to represent skin, ribs, and tendons. This design was unlike anything to ever be done, but if you ask someone today to name a historical Air Max; Its almost guaranteed they will say the Air Max 95. This next pair gets dressed in a clean ‘Aqua’ or ‘Grape’ colorway that has a true 90’s vibe. A cool grey serves as the base color, while teal and purple panels and lace loops add a plentiful helping of old-school style. Further purple and teal color blocking arrives on the tongue badge, while a black midsole with teal Air Max units and a purple outsole complete the whimsical look.
Grab your pair of the Nike Air Max 95 OG ‘Aqua’ on October 18th at Finishline.com.
After its initial run in the 1990s, the Swoosh Brand’s Air Max Deluxe was stowed away in Nike’s expansive archive with little to no releases ever hitting shelves. Now, in the sneaker industry’s incredibly maximalist culture, the Deluxe is enjoying a resurgent campaign due to its wildly boisterous shell. Its head-turning upper allows for immense color blocking capabilities, while its Air Max 97-inspired sole unit keeps its fundamentally rooted with NSW’s signature aesthetic. Next up for the 90s cult classic is a navy and red colorway that sees itself sporting a classic color combination that looks tremendous together on almost any model. Its pearlescent heel unit provides an appealing touch while white and black elements make their presence known for much needed contrast. The Air Max Deluxe is a maximalist sneaker lover’s dream with a unique look unlike anything else that is sure to standout.
Grab your pair of the Nike Air Max Deluxe on October 18th at Finishline.com.
One of Charles Barkleys sneakers from his time on the hardwood is making its return just in time for basketball season. Straight from the 90’s, the Air Force Max CB was a big man’s dream basketball shoe that could hold its own on the hardwood or the outdoors if that’s where you gave out buckets. Outfitted with colors from Barkley’s time on the Phoenix Suns, the shoe features a synthetic nubuck and leather upper with a midcut design. The adjustable strap should secure the midfoot to keep wearers locked in while the 180-degree Max Air cushioning at the heel offers impact protection. That Air unit is housed within a foam midsole that stays true to its ’90s original.
Make sure you cop your pair of the Nike Air Force Max CB on October 12th at Finishline.com.
Just in time for the Fall/Winter season, Nike is releasing the Tartan Pack. The Air Max 1 features a yellow tartan print with black nubuck paneling and a white Air Max midsole. The Air Max 97 is sporting both red and yellow tartan patterns with black overlays and a black sole unit. Bringing you the vibes of your favorite flannel, these iconic Air Max styles are the perfect touch to your cold weather fashion.
Get your favorite Air Max from he Nike Tartan Pack on 9/13 at finishline.com.