As we approach Christmas, Nike is gearing up for a busy festive period with a swathe of hot new styles and colourways now landing on a near-weekly basis. This week is certainly no different with a couple of Air Max releases that have really caught our attention.
Just in case you missed them, here’s the lowdown on the Air Max 1 “Strawberry Lemonade” and Air Max 90 “Moscow” that are both available from this week and are guaranteed to be hot property this Christmas.
Nike Air Max 1 “Strawberry Lemonade”
Okay, so November might be an odd time to release a pastel pink-coloured Air Max 1 with a name like “Strawberry Lemonade” but it’s safe to assume Nike know what they’re doing by now so we’ll just let that one slide. Besides, you can always hide them at the back of your wardrobe until the weather’s a tad more appropriate!
This stunning new addition to the Air Max 1 portfolio is set to arrive on November 12th and with an abundance of standout design features, there’s a lot to like on this one. The shoe pays homage to the “Powerwall” pack, a collection that was all the rage when it first landed in 2006 and is widely regarded as legendary designer Tinker Hatfield’s finest work.
The uppers are constructed from various materials including leather – which comes in a variety of pink hues – as well as luxurious fabric panels stitched onto the heel and mudguard. The uppers are also adorned with hundreds of mini “Air” logos in a retro font that adds an extra layer to the shoe’s old school vibe.
Below is a rather understated midsole made from the traditional EVA white foam which compliments the pink nicely, and rounding off the colour scheme are the yellow accents found on the Air bubble and laces which put the finishes touches on a gorgeous colourway that’s both nostalgia-inducing and ready for the new age.
Nike Air Max 90 “Moscow”
From Russia with love comes the Air Max 90 “Moscow” and if you’re a lover of this silhouette then you should be pencilling a new entry into your list of must-haves after the release of this stylish new colourway.
According to Nike, this silhouette was the first to be accepted by mainstream Russia, so as part of the iconic Air Max 90’s 30th anniversary celebrations the brand has decided to honour the country with a colourway dedicated to its marvellous capital city.
Smoke grey uppers made from a combination of leather, mesh and suede add a multitude of textures, while the metallic silver accents along the medial and lateral provide a truly unique aesthetic. Each shoe benefits from an injection of colour to the heel section, Nike Swoosh and tongue reverse (red on the left and blue on the right in a nod to the colours of the Russian flag) while underneath, the EVA midsole, which is painted in a darker shade of grey, encases a black Air bubble for a dark and stealthy finish.
Reaffirming the shoe as a true muscovite are the words “speed” and “city” in Cyrillic writing which are embossed onto the heel, to complete a look that’s mysterious, unique and elegant – just like its namesake. The shoe goes on sale on November 14th with select retailers and on the official Nike website.