Air Max motion

Nike is set to re-launch a popular and unique running sneaker from 1996, the Air Rift. The shoe, a hybrid  sneaker-sandal, was the first of its kind for Nike, a sneaker that promoted natural motion.Kenya’s barefoot running style, international competition dominance and Rift Valley province were the creative inspirations for the shoe’s design and initial colorway, the colors of the country’s flag. The characteristics of Kenya’s landscape were responsible for the shoe’s most distinguishable trait: its split toe. Inspired by the country’s Great Rift Valley fault line, the visually bold split toe allowed for a more natural barefoot-running feel.

 Nike is set to re-launch a popular and unique running sneaker from 1996, the Air Rift. The shoe, a hybrid  sneaker-sandal, was the first of its kind for Nike, a sneaker that promoted natural motion.Nike is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Air Rift with a new release of the celebrated silhouette.The sneaker-sandal hybrid featuring a split toe was originally inspired by the barefoot style of Kenya’s distance runners. Now, Nike is once again returning to Kenya for a new iteration of the shoe. Through Piece & Co., Nike linked up with female artisans to make the specific textiles used on the uppers of the new Air Rift.Kenya’s barefoot running style, international competition dominance and Rift Valley province were the creative inspirations for the shoe’s design and initial colorway, the colors of the country’s flag. The characteristics of Kenya’s landscape were responsible for the shoe’s most distinguishable trait: its split toe. Inspired by the country’s Great Rift Valley fault line, the visually bold split toe allowed for a more natural barefoot-running feel.