Designer Tinker Hatfield blended and mixed the colors and shapes from the midsole to the upper, producing a unique, fast, and aggressive look. The midsole was separated into front and back compartments to allow for a range of performance and material options. This shoe featured a first in the multi-lace port system, one of seven molded parts on the upper.The Air Max 90 was originally know as the Air Max III, up until 2000 when it was retroed and renamed the Air Max 90 after the year it released.
Recently teaming up with NikeLab for his very own version of the Nike Air Rift, Brazilian designer Pedro Lourenco is working with the Swoosh again for two new premium editions of the women’s Air Max 90. The occasional collaborator with Nike who has released his own take on the Blazer Low and Free 5.0 TR in the past presents his latest creations, two unique new looks for the classic running silhouette in tonal Obsidian constructed in patent and matte leather, and an off-white/light grey color combination built in rough canvas and nubuck. Enjoy a look at the upcoming Pedro Lourenco x NikeLab Air Max 90 here, and stay tuned for more detailed release information.
This weekend, Nike will officially launch the Air Max 90 in its original form, and the iconic “Infrared” will certainly reprise its role. There’s no denying that this awesome running silhouette, designed by none other than Tinker Hatfield, is responsible for enhancing the retro phase for Nike, and with popularity that knows no bounds, it can be argued that the Air Max 90 is the most popular Nike running sneaker of all-time.To celebrate 25 years of Air Max 90, we looked back at the timeline of this sneaker to hand-select the best to have ever released, and during our retrospective, we noticed that every phase of this silhouette has been outstanding; the original colorways were a hit, the collaborations in the 2000s were legendary, and the enhanced versions in recent years were impressive. Read on below.