Always keeping things fresh, two Nike staples are getting a remix. Trading in their traditional look for a more tactical style, the Air Force 1 and Air VaporMax are getting Utility makeovers.
Originally released in 1982, the Nike Air Force 1 was named after the aircraft that carries the United States President. This Utility upgrade of the model adds military flair and provides a more functional look. Immediately you’ll notice the large midfoot straps which have been added in favor of a traditional lacing system. In addition to the midfoot strap, a Fidlock magnetic buckle has been added to make for an easier on and off. Exaggerated pull tabs at the tongue and heel complete this update.
Since bursting onto the scene in 2016, the Nike Air VaporMax has quickly become a favorite of sneaker fans. Over 7 years in the making, the Air VaporMax went through countless hours of testing all to help usher in a new era of ‘Air.’ For this Utility edition of the model, the traditional lace closure has been subbed out for a toggle system. The change allows for quick adjustments while you’re on the go. The tread pattern has also been updated to stand up to inclement weather, meaning regardless of the conditions outside you’ll be able to get your miles in. A durable, water-repellent, woven upper doubles down on that idea.
Keep it locked and be sure to grab the Nike Air Force 1 Utility & Air VaporMax Utility on 11/29 at Finish Line.
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.
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.
Nike’s groundbreaking running innovation 7 years in the making undergoes new evolution. The Nike Air VaporMax 2.0 places the most air ever directly underfoot for an unbelievably light and flexible feel. This new Nike Air VaporMax 2.0 is the second rendition of the popular Nike Air VaporMax silhouette. The updated Nike Flyknit upper delivers structure in the toe and heel, expanding the support and protective capability of Nike’s most revolutionary Air Max. Nike Sportswear is dropping a pair that is fall-ready for any rotation. Painted in an earthy color scheme, the Air VaporMax Flyknit 2 ‘Golden Beige’ is crafted from Flyknit. Eye catching Blue accents feature throughout the silhouette, making its way to the Swoosh and tongue, while the full length Air VaporMax midsole is colored in a smokey Black hue. Around the heel, a bold Orange perforated heel counter offers wearers additional stability.
Grab your pair of the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit 2 ‘Golden Beige’ on October 4th at Finishline.com.
The Nike Air Force 1 has been a staple for years in rotations across the world and it has evolved even more in the last few years. 2018 has been a big year for Nike as they experiment with new looks, all-over branding, and collaborations galore. Now, Nike is releasing a special collection that goes beyond the casual wear that it’s so well known for and gets a utility upgrade with additions that we haven’t seen on the silhouette before. Each shoe is highlighted with an inside-out label underneath the Swoosh of its quarter panel. A mini Swoosh logo with a TM trademark logo is also a new addition to the iconic model. Other new-look elements can be seen on this new design’s tongue and dubrae, as a contrasting Swoosh makes its presence known on the former while the word “AIR” replaces the latter’s metallic silver hardware.
Make sure you grab your pair of the Nike Air Force 1 LV8 Utility on October 1st 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.
As a follow up to the Air Max 95 ‘Solar Red’, Nike will also be releasing an upcoming colorway that comes in Undefeated colors for the fall season. This Nike Air Max 95 features an Olive gradient upper with Bright Orange accents on the lace loops, Nike Swoosh logos and Air bubbles. This color combo keeps the silhouette’s original dimensions and PSI markings on the core of exposed Air unit on the sole.
Grab your pair of the Nike Air Max 95 OG on August 16th at Finishline.com.
Nike loves bringing new innovation to their classic models and that’s just what they’re doing with the Nike Air VaporMax 95. This isn’t the first OG model that Nike is bringing new innovation to, the Air Max 97 got this treatment back in May. One of the more popular colorways that will be releasing is the OG “Neon” iteration that was originally debuted on the Air Max 95. It comes constructed in its classic gradient upper with mesh detailing, nylon eye-stays atop a full-length VaporMax sole unit. The combination of bulky and streamlined make for an interesting contrast not seen on past fusion models like the VaporMax Plus and VaporMax 97, two other recent Air Max hybrids that feature a more sleek look from top to bottom. The sneaker features hits of Nike’s iconic ‘Volt’ colorway, with a bulky Air Max 95 upper attached to a Black and Volt Air VaporMax sole unit. We will be dropping this very clean sneaker in SELECT stores ONLY.
Check with your local store for availability.
Amp up your SS’18 wardrobe with the latest from Nike Sportswear. As 90s trends continue to make a strong comeback.Last summer, their windbreakers and sweatpant shorts were the go-to’s. This year, the Swoosh is capitalizing with tape details and big logos.
From the highly-coveted Air Max 95 to hoodies, track jackets, and track pants, the tape look is already coming out strong. The apparel features light and soft polyknit materials for comfort and ventilation. The footwear sports a leather and synthetic leather upper. Equipped with 3m, unique pull tab, and of course the Max Air unit which provides responsive cushioning as well as impact protection.
Grab all the Nike Tape essentials now at FinishLine.com.
The Nike Air More Uptempo had a huge year in 2017 and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down. Granted, the 1996 retro basketball model has long-since been a lifestyle staple thanks to its bulky ‘Air’ side panels and uniquely comfortable midsole unit. It utilizes that classic Triple Black look that’s always been a classic look for the model, it’s just usually paired with white piping for those ‘Air’ panels to directly benefit. Instead, a 3M Reflective piping replaces that look with matching stripes on the lacing system and heel. If you love all-black kicks then you need to add these to your collection.
Make sure you grab your pair of the Nike Air More Uptempo ‘Incognito’ on March 17th at Finishline.com.