A year prior to the Air Max 96, Nike design lead Sergio Lozano shattered the norm with the Air Max 95 and its outrageous design highlighted by the multi-compartment Max Air bag with varying PSi grades. Lozano followed that up with the equally enticing Air Max 96, inheriting the same Max Air bag concept with slightly altered tooling with a redesigned upper that mimicked the flowing waves of the ocean. Four original colorways were released (two for men, two for women, all detailed below) and the shoes were produced in South Korea and in Vietnam. The most recognized colorway is the Black/Dark Concord, which originally featured a Scream Green Max Air bubble in its Sample stage and later released with a black unit. To this day, the Nike Air Max ’96 remains a true original, although the Air Max ’96 design infrastructure was used in the Nike Air Max 180 ’96 (2007) and the Air Max ’96 Evolve (2012). Nike also flirted with a Retro release in 2007, but that route never went beyond the Sample stage, although two samples that did surface continue to be hot collectors items. Take a trip down memory lane as we kick off a week of Air Max homage in Classics Revisited with the Air Max ’96!
Size? is known to get their hands on some of Nike’s retro models before anyone else. That was the case for the Nike Air Huarache before it reached mainstream success over the past year and a half, and the same goes for the likes of the Nike Air Max 93 and now the Nike Air Max 94. The silhouette is often looked over in the Air Max lineage as the Air Max 95 blew it out of the water thanks to a human anatomy inspiration and multiple visible air capsules that had a pension for vibrance. Here Size? takes a lifestyle approach to the vintage runner thanks to a monochromatic soft suede upper in either grey or khaki while mesh adds a little breathability on the toebox. Contrasting speckled midsoles showcase the vibrant accents of either Volt or Bright Crimson for a unique look. Available this Friday, October 2nd for £100 in UK sizes 6-12.
After a series of enticing teaser snapshots, the UK sneaker purveyor Size? will finally unleash the trio of Nike Running classics dubbed the “Army & Navy” Pack. The Nike Huarache, Air Max Light, and recently unearthed Air Max 93 all featured military-themed colorways built with rugged materials. All three pairs are indeed exclusive to the store, and will release throughout their various channels on January 31st. For full release info direct from the source as well as a detailed gallery, click through below and let us know which of the three you like best.
The ‘Army’ editions of the Nike x size? world exclusive ‘Army & Navy’ pack will be available from Friday 31st January online at 8:00am GMT via direct links on our Facebook, Twitter and a dedicated e-mail newsletter. The ‘Navy’ editions will be available from Friday 21st February online at 8:00am GMT via direct links on our Facebook, Twitter and a dedicated e-mail newsletter. These will also be available in all size? stores on the launch day (from the store’s respective opening hours). The Nike Air Huarache will be priced at £95 and available in sizes UK 4.5 – 11 (half sizes include 4.5 – 10.5), the Nike Air Max Light will be priced at £95 and available in sizes UK 5 – 12 (half sizes include 7.5 – 10.5) and the Nike Air Max 93 will be priced at £100 and available in sizes UK 5 – 12 (half sizes include 7.5 – 10.5).