July 10, 2012 BY John Kim / 3
Yesterday’s Nike ‘Clerks’ Pack feature in Classics Revisited was a reward of sorts to a cluster of Nike’s most reputable sneaker shops in the West Coast and in London. But other Packs are born in-house and encircle a pre-made concept, like 2006’s ‘Fantastic Four’ Pack. Not surprisingly, the Nike ‘Fantastic Four’ Pack featured four models representing each of the four members of the Marvel Comics superhero team – the Air Max 90 (Mr. Fantastic), Air Force 1 Low (Invisible Woman), Dunk High (The Thing), and Air Max 95 (Human Torch). The opposing force to the ‘Fantastic Four’ Pack was the team’s long-standing rival Dr. Doom, who took form in the Air Foamposite Pro.
The fictional Fantastic Four is recognized primarily for their unique physical abilities that arose as a result of exposure to cosmic rays in outer space. Likewise, the Nike ‘Fantastic Four’ Pack were each distinguishable not only be colorway, but from the materials that were used to build each shoe; the Air Max 90 featured a canvas-like material, the Air Force 1 Low had a transparent upper, the Dunk High used an interesting material that had a rocky texture, and the Air Max 95 utilized patent leather to emanate blazing-hot flames. The Fantastic Four Pack was already released roughly one year after Fantastic Four was produced into a feature film. While none of the ‘Fantastic Four’ releases were featured in our previous Classics features of the respective models, the entire Pack as a whole is certainly one of the more memorable drops in ‘Pack’ history. More of the set below, so take a look and let us know which of the Fantastic Four you have in your collection!
Nike Air Max 90 ‘Mr.Fantastic’
Harbor Blue/White-Military Blue
Nike Air Force 1 Low ‘Invisible Woman’
Clear/Harbor Blue-Military Blue-White
Nike Dunk High ‘The Thing’
Nike Air Max 95 ‘Human Torch’
Deep Red/Orange Blaze-Varsity Maize