July 3, 2012 BY John Kim / 2
Although Japanese retailers atmos and mita sneakers don’t have any ties to one another, they’re often mentioned in the same breath as two of the most reputable International sneaker spots. Even today, atmos and mita sneakers continue to enjoy a stay of relevance in the much larger sneaker community mainly due to their ongoing partnerships with Nike and the fruitful sneaker collaborations they’ve produced. When speaking on the Air Max 95, atmos and mita sneakers are the two names that come up the most because as we alluded to yesterday in our Classics Revisited spotlight, the Air Max 95 just isn’t a much-collaborated-with sneaker.
Since we started Air Max 95 Week off with atmos’ attempt, why not follow it with mita’s ‘Neo Escape’? Releasing in 2004, the mita x Nike Air Max 95 was an International hit as it was available at only the most select retailers. Alongside the dazzling colorway of Black/Grey/Blue Reef, the ‘Neo Escape’ gave the Air Max 95 a massive punch not only with the pixelated detailing on the upper, but the glossy Black-Blue Reef gradient effect on the front-running stripe that also housed the Swoosh and he ‘Neo Escape’the special insoles with Japanese lettering. The ‘Neo Escape’ was brought to life with the Neo Escape 2.0, where a similar colorway was adapted to the Air Max 95 360. More of this classic Air Max below, so take a look and stay tuned to see what we’re featuring tomorrow!
mita x Nike Air Max 95 ‘Neo Escape’
Black/White-Blue Reef-Light Graphite