September 23rd, 2013 by Aaron Hope
At long last, the immediate successor to the ever popular Air Max 97 is to return with a variety of releases for next year. The Nike Air Max 98 picks up where the 97 left off, with sweeping lines encircling the upper and a full-length Max Air cushion providing top of the line comfort. Among the selection depicted below are original colorways from 1998 in both mens and womens sizes, as well as some new stuff that fits right into the established aesthetic. Take a closer look at six pairs after the jump and be sure to check back with Sneaker News for US release info.
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September 6th, 2013 by Brendan Dunne
It looks like Nike’s back catalog of Air Max hits will be further mined come next year. According to the catalog shots shown, the Nike Air Max 98 is on its way back. The model has traditionally rested a tier or two below the likes of the 1/90/95/97 quarter as far as retro obsession, but that’s not to say it’s one without its fans. Continue reading for the first glimpse at the 2014 retro of the Nike Air Max 98, let us know if you appreciate the model’s forthcoming return, and stay tuned to Sneaker News for release info.
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August 2nd, 2012 by John Kim
NIKE AIR MAX CLASSICS WEEK
Believe it or not, 1998 might be one of the best years of Air Max in Nike’s history. Aside from the introduction of Tuned Air with the Nike Air Max Plus, there was a wide variety of can’t-miss models that dropped in ’98; including the Air Max ’98 (tonight’s focus of Classics Revisited), there was another ’97-based model also referred to as the Air Max ’98, the Air Max Tailwind III, the Air Max Triax Plus, a plethora of flagship model re-designs like the Triax, Perseus, and Structure, and who can forget the first official Retro of the Air Max ’95? Looking back, 1998 deserves much more respect than it gets, so let’s take a look at the highest priced and possibly hardest-to-find model of that year.
The Nike Air Max ’98 picked up on the full-length Max Air technology that debuted with the Air Max ’97, using a synthetic leather and mesh upper for weight reduction. The external lace overlay system (the two lace loops at the forefoot) provided optimal fit, while the Max Air cushion we alluded to before utilized the BRS 1000 Nike Regrind outsole. A swift look at original colorways: the most recognized of the bunch is likely the Royal/Red colorway (above) that is commonly referred to as the ‘Gundam’ for its resemblance to the protagonist of the Gundam series. A slew of others followed that year, like the popular ‘Atlantic Blue’ and Navy/Yellow, and again in 2000 in two Cool Grey-based releases and even a sick JD Sports Exclusive. We’ve got a quick overview of the Air Max ’98 releases below – which of the bunch can you call your own?
Nike Air Max ’98
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