June 18, 2011 BY Aaron Hope
Nike Sportswear has offered a variety of updates to their classic running lineup, from Free soles and Flywire to Foamposite and Hyerfuse, but it’s rare to see a model ‘downgraded’. That’s not a statement on the quality of the Nike Air Max R4, but rather its chronology, the classic Shox R4 runner pared with the wraparound 180-degree Max Air cushion that debuted nearly a decade before we heard the first ‘Boing!’. But if you were to be a stickler, this is actually the Shox R4 atop the Air Max LTD/Air Max Wright‘s tooling, which means the above pictured model did indeed draw on a later design for this mashup. It’s an interesting pastiche and you can see more images of the Air Max R4 when you click on the jump below. Let us know what you think and stick with Sneaker News for updates on these spring 2012 releases. via CK.
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