Although Michael Jordan retired from the NBA in 2003, his signature shoes still reign supreme in the basketball and sneakerhead communities. On Saturday, the Air Jordan 6 Retro Low Insignia Blue will hit stores, with a retail price of $140. The shoe features a white and insignia blue tumbled leather upper with ghost green accents. The shoe has a white and insignia blue midsole with an icy translucent outsole. Aside from the men’s sizing, the shoe is also available for kids.Nike used its coveted Air Max 90 silhouette to create the Sweet Schemes collection, a series of six shoes that are inspired by the native foods and beverages of six of the world’s most popular cities. The shoes include the New York Cheesecake, the Paris Macaroon, the London Eton, the Tokyo Crepe, the Shanghai Cake, and the Milan Aperitivo. The shoes will hit select Nike Sportswear accounts on Friday and each shoe has a retail price of $150 or $170.
Air Max is one of Nike’s most celebrated sneaker franchises, but the running shoes haven’t come without criticism. To reinvigorate the line, the brand will rely on its upcoming Air VaporMax release.“Today’s Air Max is one of our heavier and stiffer products that we have in the line, so we wanted to really make [the Air VaporMax] as flexible as Nike Free and as lightweight as some of our racing product,” Brett Holts, VP of Nike Running Footwear, told Footwear News last week at the brand’s headquarters in Beaverton, Ore.What separates the Air VaporMax from past Air Maxes is its design. The shoe features a Flyknit upper atop an air bag with an integrated outsole, which reduces the number of layers between the foot and the acclaimed Air unit.“Because of the constraints of some of the technologies, there have been iterative evolutions of our product line,” said John Hoke, VP of Nike Global Design. “But this to me feels like a revolution. It’s a step change — because of new manufacturing, because of Flyknit. This defines now and the future of a new aesthetic.”