After successfully relaunching the Nike Air Max 93, size? once again delved deep into the Nike archive and this time resurrects the Nike Air Max ’94 OG. The foundation of the sneaker are made up of white mesh across the upper and a 180-degree air unit. The Nike Air Max ’94 OG releases online at size.co.uk in two colorways this coming Friday, May 1.In following up on the recent interview with Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tinker Hatfield and Mark Parker— collectively referred to as “HTM” — where the trio of reputable designers detailed the collaborative HTM series, Nike added a slew of Air Max HTM options to their NIKEiD design platform. In order to help you with your customizations, the base design of each model represents a particular signature from one of the three individual designers.
The Air Max 95 features neutral hues inspired by Fujiwara and fragment design’s signature releases, while the Air Max 1 looks to France’s Centre Pompidou, where Tinker came up with the concept of visible air. Lastly, the Air Max Air Max 2014 Flyknit points toward’s Mark Parker’s love of nature and its limitless possibilities.Ranging from $160 USD to $265 USD, you can begin customizing your own Air Max HTM designs, courtesy of NIKEiD.Also, be sure to check out Nike’s other new footwear and tech innovations revealed today at the Nike Innovation Summit.We called upon Patta’s Media Director and Designer, Masta Lee, to curate his 27 favorite Air Max models of all time with illustrations by Dan Freebairn of KickPosters.com.
The release of the original Air Max 1 twenty seven years ago made the invisible visible, opening a window to the sole like never before. Runners were hooked. The world was intrigued. When the marathons ended, the revolution carried forward. What began as an experiment in cushioning by engineer Frank Rudy quickly evolved into something more thanks to the vision of then-developer Mark Parker and designer Tinker Hatfield. The introduction and subsequent development of visible Air forever altered the future of footwear. Tinker’s background in structural design allowed him to architect a new dynasty in sportswear. Postmodern Parisian towers, with transparent walkways and bold pops of color, would prove instrumental to the final Air Max design.