May 29, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 11
The US customs office considers items ‘antique’ once they’re more than 100 years old, but why wait a century when you can run fast enough to get there in a quarter as much time? The Nike Air Max 1 celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and while many fans of Tinker Hatfield’s 1987 visible Air debut have been speculating about OG red and blue colorways, few would have expected them to show up in this form. The first ever Vintage Air Max 1s bring their anachronistic unfinished tongues along on four colorways including two that are clearly inspired by the aforementioned originals. The ‘Sport Red’ look stands out with a pink midsole instead of the typical pre-yellowing, perhaps a hint that the Nike Sportswear VNTG series has reached a point in the Beaverton timeline where true legend OGs began to define their era of origin instead of just slipping into antiquity. Let us know what you think after checking out all four below and stick with Sneaker News for US release info. Photos: zzazin
Tags: Nike Air Max 1
It's vintage but they forgot about clouding the air bag. With this whole vntg BS in mind every CEO is ultimately responsible for their company. The fact is that since Mark Parker took over the quality of product at Nike has been an embarassment compared to when Phil Knight was in charge.
The idea of having something vintage is that I make them vintage. To wear them, spend countless memories in them instead of having someone give it a yellow tint.
A lackluster tribute to one of the greatest sneakers ever created. I swear, sometimes Nike seem like they have no clue what the people who support their product actually want. Disgraceful.