Classics Revisited: Nike Air Max ’96 II
It’s the spot that everyone dreads; the position following a smash hit, with atmospheres of pressure weighing down on your shoulders, expectations at an all-time high, critics waiting like ravenous vultures. Saying Sergio Lozano’s blockbuster hit – the Air Max 95 – set the bar high would be an understatement, because to this day, it can be argued that the Ninety-Five is one of the greatest shoes to ever have been produced. In 1996, two Air Max shoes were released, but the Air Max 96 II often goes unnoticed. Not even Google knows what it’s searching, and more often than not, a search of “Nike Air Max 96 II” will compile info and images of the other ’96. In fact, even Nike was unsure what to call the shoe, as the box tag titles the shoe “Air Max”. So whether Air Max 96 II was an unofficial name given to the shoe by Nike or it was just a way to refer to shoe without having to describe in words or doodle on a paper, the Nike Air Max 96 II is truly one of the most underrated and under-appreciated shoes of all time. Deadstock pairs are extremely rare, so continue on to Sneaker News HD for a detailed look at the Nike Air Max 96 II – this week’s Sneaker News Classics Revisited.
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