The Nike Air Max 90 “Be True” has made its debut at select retailers overseas first this weekend, but its stateside arrival is slated until mid-June. Listed as part of Nike’s 2019 “BETRUE” collection, this variation of the runner salutes the 50-year anniversary of the Stone Wall uprising and pays homage to the late LGBTQIA+ rights activist and designer of the rainbow flag, Gilbert Baker.
Flaunting a color block theme that features a highlight rainbow multi-stitched Swoosh logo on its side panels to reflect the LGBTQ flag, the model is also detailed with a sockliner graphic that represents the eight colors and meanings from the original flag in 1978. Finally, a white midsole, yellow Air Max unit and pops of teal on the front portion of the outsole completes the theme.
Retailing for $130, look for the Nike Air Max 90 “Be True” at select Nike stores stateside and online on June 15.
The national Puerto Rican Day Parade occurs on June 9 in NYC, and this special Nike Air Max 1Premium “Puerto Rico” will be celebrating the annual event. Covered in the country’s signature flag colors of white, red and blue, the runner is composed of mixed materials with leather, mesh and nubuck.
The mismatching nubuck mudguard in red and blue also features subtle dotted patterns across, while other notable markings include “Pa’lante” and “Mi Gente” printed on the inner tongues, in addition to the Puerto Rican flag embroidered on its heels. Finally, special “Nike PR Air Max” branded tongue labels, white midsoles and matching tricolor outsoles in red/white/blue hues finishes off the theme.
Retailing for $140, look for the Nike Air Max 1 “Puerto Rico” at select Nike stores and online today.
The Nike VaporMax Gliese made its debut earlier this month when they dropped the Metallic Field colorway. Now we got word that the Nike VaporMax Gliese will be releasing in the Black and White color scheme you see above.
For those not too familiar with this iteration of the Nike VaporMax, it’s a shoe with a stylish upper consisting of a Flyknit design with leather overlays. Details include a bold tongue tab that features “Nike Air” with mini Swooshes, followed by a Black midsole and Blacked-out translucent VaporMax sole.
For those looking to cop, the Nike VaporMax Gliese Black White will release on February 22nd at select retailers and Nike.com for the retail price of $190.
Equipped for the current frigid weather, the Swoosh is giving us a new colorway of the Nike Air VaporMax Run Utility. The winterized version of the popular VaporMax silhouette takes on a tonal upper done in Wolf Grey and Cool Grey with perforation detailing all throughout the mudguard. Orange detailing on the tongue tag, Black Nike Swooshes on the toe, and unique text/branding on the heel round out the main characteristics of the shoe along with a blue-tinted full-length VaporMax sole unit. Ready to wear for any type of weather conditions, look for this Nike Air VaporMax Run Utility to hit select Nike retailers in the near future.
You only wear those Nike Air VaporMax Pluses because your mate wears them. You only listen to Chance the Rapper because your mate does. You despise the taste of bubble tea but drink it anyway because your mate does (and it’s a snazzy liquid prop for your hand). Face it dude, you don’t really know who you are.
After all the pomp and ceremony of Nike’s recent hybrids, the Air Max 90/1 is pretty low-key. It forgoes the ostentatious innovation of the Air Max 270 or VaporMax Plus, opting instead to show off its hybrid heritage with quiet confidence.
Now, having already taken on the AM1s ‘University Red’, it’s repping the famed Air Max 90 ‘Laser Blue’ colourway. The hybrid is colour-blocked just like the 90s favourite, with a grey Swoosh, black mudguard, and the eponymous blue hitting the midsole and lacestays.
If flashy mash-ups aren’t your thing, these will show your Air Max acumen without screaming it from the rooftops.
Japanese retailers like Yamao Toko are slating an August 2 drop date, but the rest of the world will have to wait a bit longer. We’ll let you know.