Posts Tagged ‘air max’

Tinker Hatfield. If you don’t know that name you probably don’t need to keep reading as you don’t care about kicks. Ok that’s harsh but Tinker Hatfield is pretty much the most influential and well known sneaker designer in history. Not only did he design the Air Jordan line for Nike from the historic III on, he is also the man responsible for Air Max technology. You know that little clear bubble you see in the midsoles of shoes across the planet? That pretty much wouldn’t be there without this man.  Two other things that wouldn’t be there without Tinker are the Air Max 90 Infrared and the Nike Air Trainer 1. Today we take a look at a perfect combination of the two set to drop in the coming months. The Nike Air Max 90 Infrared is arguably one of the most recognizable shoes in circles worldwide. Many say its a “must have” for any collection and I would agree. The infrared look has been tried on many different shoes from Nike and other brands but this Nike Air Trainer 1 is the best yet. The Air Trainer 1 is a 1987 design by Hatfield that had the purpose of weightlifting or other non-running forms of training. It has a higher cut and a midfoot strap for stability. The infrared inspired makeup stays true to the materials and original colorblocking of the classic. The multi-tone grey uppers, white mesh toe box, and infrared sole and tongue hits really give the feel of the original 90 on this model that otherwise doesn’t share much shape with its younger design mate. Take a look at the pics after the jump via mita sneakers and let me know if you are excited as I am about the release. These have already dropped in Japan and one can only hope a US release date is coming soon.

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The Japanese boys are at it again. Many people remember and still seek out the various atmos Nike Air Max 1 collaborations of years past. There is the og safari look of 2003, animal print of 2006, and blue/black elephant print in 2007 that are all grail status for various Nike collectors worldwide. Looking at that lexicon its not surprise that atmos’ latest Nike collaborations are not only Air Max 1s but also just as loud as their predecessors. This time atmos is combining two of today’s hottest trends in streetwear, camo and animal print, to dress the model and do so on two separate pairs scheduled for release. The first pair is a primarily army camo pair that features the green and black camo contrasted with a black shiny snakeskin material for the toebox and upper quarter sitting atop a white midsole and black outsole. The pair is loud and sure to turn heads but in my opinion calm compared to the second from the pack. That pair features a desert camo print on the quarter and toebox with a contrasting leopard print in what appears to be a horsehair like material for the rest of the shoe other than the same white midsole/black outsole combo. History would tell us that the shoes will more than likely feature some sort of branded insoles as well. Fans of muted style need not apply for these neck breakers. Release information is not yet concrete but these will have tons of hype surrounding them when they drop. Are you all in for the trend mixing Japanese duo? Take a look at the below pics and let me know your thoughts!

 

Posted: January 18, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Nike Air Max Poster

This weekend brought the release of a classic model to NikeID (www.nikeid.com). The Nike Air 180 is a retro runner that gets a lot more attention in Europe than the United States. Originally released back in 1991 the 180 Air features 180 degrees of air bag going from the sides of the midsole and under the bottom of the shoe. While I have never owned a pair I have been drooling over the Euro only releases for years. The NikeID released version offers lots of great material options such as suede, perf leather, and ripstop nylon as well as the runner standard mesh. Color options include most of your basic pantones and the ever popular splatter design on the midsole. I love playing around on NikeID and decided to design a Spiderman inspired model.

Think you can do better? Head over to NikeID to design your own today!