July 13th, 2012 by John Kim
NIKE PACK WEEK
Finishing off this week of bundles of Nike footwear here in Classics Revisited tied together by a distinct theme is the trio of Air Max releases from 2006 called the ‘Kashima Antlers’ Pack. This unique set was a tribute to the Kashima Antlers professional football club in Japan – the most successful club in the history of the Japan League Division 1 since its inception in 1993, but the origin of the Antlers club dates back to 1947. The Nike ‘Kashima Antlers’ Pack featured three significant models; the Air Max 95 and the Air Max 97, both of which are widely popular in Japan, and the Air Max 360, which debuted in late January of 2006. Of the three colorways, only the Air Max 360 is designed with the Kashima Antlers kit colors in mind (White, Black, and Red), but all three compositions capture a singular theme that were widely popular when the Kashima Antlers Pack was launched globally in late February.
The Air Max 95 features the pristine Gold and Royal colorway, using the Beige color as an accent on the upper mesh (Beige is on the official Kashima Antlers club crest). The Air Max 360 featured the widely popular laser detailing on the upper with Kashima Antlers FC written in Japanese on the tongue. The most popular and coveted of the entire Pack is the Air Max 97, which boasted the much-beloved elephant print on the upper with a teal-colored Max Air unit. The ’97 also featured Kashima Antlers branding on the tongue as well as on the heel pull-tab. Included in this special edition release was a custom tissue paper that lined the box as well as an envelope containing mini postcards of the world’s most significant football clubs – Man U. and Boca Jr’s to name a couple. Check out a gallery of all three from the ‘Kashima Antlers’ Pack below, and let us know if you’ve got any of these in your Air Max collection!
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June 29th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
It was just about six weeks ago that Nike Sportswear released a Nike Air Max+ 95 (360) that offered a glimpse at what this new silhouette can do with the OG ‘Neon’ colorway. We marveled at how the Big Bubble Air Max 95 offered contrasting gradients courtesy of its Hyperfuse construction, and by that measure, this new pair is an even better representation of that ‘nu-Neon’ vibe. These New AM95BBs apply a ‘reverse’ gradient to their base layer, and though we’ve seen that on several Ninety Fives over the years, none of those offered the kind of visual intensity you get from Volt on the laces, eyelets, ‘ribs’ and Max Air cushion. Check them out up close after the jump, let us know how they compare to the aforementioned style and grab yours at NSW stores like Social Status.
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June 15th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Chili is the particular shade of red most commonly associated with the legendary Air Max 95, but just last summer, Nike Sportswear issued a Solar Red-accented edition that offered its own twist on that familiar OG grey-dient style. Add a few more degrees of deviation and you end up with something like the model pictured above: the Nike Air Max+ (95) 360. This new round of pictures makes the Big Bubbled 95‘s upper tiers look even more distinct than in earlier previews, which results in a stratified look that implies the process by which it was constructed. Click through to get a closer view and keep July 1st marked on your calendar as Nike will drop these babies in just a few short weekends. Photos: mita sneakers
Nike Air Max+ 95 360
Black/Bright Crimson-Dark Grey-Wolf Grey
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June 6th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Sneaker News just showed you how the original Air Max 360 runner had been revamped with the most cutting-edge cushion and a luxurious upper build; how might that design we showed off in black and red look in a traditional summertime white/silver build? Your answer is pictured above as the Nike Air Max 2006 Leather shows off another upcoming release. This pair features black on its upper striping and with the stark contrast against a white base, it’s the kind of look that implies velocity even when sitting still. Click through so you can get a sense for how much ‘speed’ is packed into this luxury-minded lifestyle redux, then grab yours before the July drop date with a pre-order from Titolo.
Nike Air Max 2006 Leather
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June 3rd, 2012 by Aaron Hope
June 9th is quietly shaping up to be the biggest sneaker release date in a good while; could it creep up on us and run away with the crown? We’ll most certainly be watching to see if the Nike Air Yeezy 2 drops this time, and on-time releases like the Air Jordan IV ‘Military Blue’, the latest ‘Poison Dart Frog’ Zoom Kobe 7 and the Nike Sportswear trainer pictured above mean there’s something for everyone coming up next weekend. This Nike Air Max Griffey Fury pairs Metallic Silver with New Green and black accents, a kind of alternate Mariners look that you might pair with some dark denim to complete the color scheme. Click through to get a better idea of how that might look and grab yours a bit early from 95soleman on eBay.
Nike Air Max Griffey Fury
Metallic Silver/Black-New Green
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June 2nd, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Here’s the latest example of why, even if you’re a fan of the original, you’ve got to at least listen to a hybrid that can double up the signature gradients while updating the construction and blowing out the airbag. The Nike Air Max+ (95) 360 has also been labeled ‘BB’ for its ‘big bubble’, the full-length uncaged Max Air cushion. That sole is every bit the expression of modern performance as the understated greyscale Hyperfuse blend that’s more visually impactful than the average neon or otherwise attention grabbing colorways. See what we mean on the other side, then grab yours at Nike Sportswear dealers like Sneaker Bistro.
Nike Air Max 95+ BB
White/Dark Grey-Neutral Grey-Anthracite
June 1st, 2012 by Aaron Hope
The Nike Air Max+ (95) 360 has proven to be one of the year’s pleasant surprises, its reprisal of Sergio Lozano’s impeccable masterpiece bringing enough novelty to the table that even many purists have given these their nod of approval. This new black BB doubles up on gradients: darker-than-OG greys on the muscle fibers and Sport Red on the ribs, also sublimating itself into the black midsole. Add in the familiar 3M reflective heel stripe and signature branding and these are hard to pass up. Have another look at them in additional images after the jump, then head to Sneaker Bistro today as they have them a bit in advance of the June 7th release date.
Nike Air Max+ (95) 360
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