The Nike Air Max 180 is a classic model that hasn’t gotten much attention in recent years. That’s about to change now with this COMME des GARCONS HOMME version which first appeared at last season’s Paris Fashion week. Official images of the sneaker have not been released and they are heavy on the pink. While not to everyone’s taste these will fit in with well with any full Comme fit. In total there are three variations on the sneaker.
All three color ways are now available at SSENSE.
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One of the more novel concepts to launch this year, the patch collection of Air Max 1s and Air Max 90 boots come with a set of velcro patches that can attach to various parts of the shoe. The clean canvas upper comes in three tonal colorways – sand, olive and black. The official release date is March 12 and you can purchase them at 1PM EST over at Nike Lab , Sneakersnstuff and End Clothing.
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Over 20 years since it’s initial release, the Air Max 1 stands as an iconic Nike design . The running shoe was the first design by Tinker Hatfield who had previously worked for Nike as an architect. It was also the first to have a visible Air unit, an innovative design element that came to define the entire product range and the brand philosophy of Nike. Tinker on the Air Max 1:
“Business People didn’t think you could sell a shoe that had a hole in it, and marketing people didn’t think you could sell a shoe that was red and white.”
Crooked Tongues has a fantastic retrospective on the creation of the Air Max 1 penned by Gary Warnett. This is a must-read for anyone who has an interest in sneaker design and the industry as a whole, click HERE for the feature.
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