Classics Revisited: Footpatrol x Nike Air Max 90 (2006)

June 22, 2012 BY

RATE THIS
4.50 / 5 (1 VOTES)
RATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THIS 
Loading...Loading...

NIKE AIR MAX 90 WEEK

Closing out this week’s string of Air Max 90 classics is yet another collaboration – this one in particular with Foot Patrol of the UK. Footpatrol first opened its doors in 2002 and quickly became the UK-equivalent of the Lower Manhattan sneaker boutique (the original Footpatrol was, coincidentally, located in the Soho district in London), and over the last decade Footpatrol has maintained that next-level aura shared with a select number of other stores in the continent. Perhaps the highlight of Footpatrol’s partnership with Nike came in 2005, when the store designed its own take on the Air Stab (right when the model made its long-awaited return) as well as the Air Max 90; the Air Max 90 was originally slated for a late-2005 release, but was actually postponed to a date in January of 2006.

For the design, Footpatrol drew upon trendy designs of the time, opting for the playful polka dots made trendy by Head Porter and Idiom, but not many understood the concept and criticized the shoe for being ‘too simple’ for a collaboration-style release. In addition, the first Baroque Brown release was originally intended to be a ‘Friends & Family’ Hyperstrike release, but Nike opted to release the sneaker as a Tier 0, becoming available at select retailers (Footpatrol, colette, oquim, Nort, etc.). Not much later, the Black/White pair hit stores as well. Perhaps the best part of the release was the special in-store event set up by Footpatrol; for those who were lucky enough to get the special edition tea mug from the Footpatrol x Air Stab release, an Air Max 90 cake was served up. You heard right – an actual edible pastry shaped and colored after the Baroque Brown version. The Air Max 90, like the Air Max 1, is a sneaker that is popular regardless of the collaborative roots or ‘general release’ nature, so there’s a mass library of other hot gems that deserve attention, but the five pairs featured this week are ones you should definitely have slotted in your internal sneaker archives. Check out more of the Footpatrol x Nike Air Max 90 below, and stay tuned for another collection of Classics Revisited next week!

Footpatrol x Nike Air Max 90
Baroque Brown/Black-Pearl White-Light Bone
313093-201
01/21/06

Black/Black-White
313093-001
2006

Photos: only-sneakers/CT

 eBay Marketplace Logo "Undefeated x Nike Air Max 97 Black" "Nike Air Max 90"
view all 43420 items on ebay
disclaimer

Loading...

Filed under: Air Max 90 Nike Air Max

Tags:

latest posts
Loading...
Load more posts

Get the latest News and Releases to your inbox

New Videos

Nike x NBA "Statement Uniform" Launch by SneakerNews

The Most Advanced Air Jordan Sneaker Yet by SneakerNews

Popular Posts

729645

Is This The adidas Harden Vol. 2? by Sneaker News

729474

Official Images Of The Nike LeBron 15 “Ashes” by Zack Schlemmer

729642

adidas Sends Giannis Antetokounmpo A Van Full Of Yeezys And More by Sneaker News

729710

Big Baller Brand Scraps Lonzo Ball’s First Signature Shoe Design And Introduces New Version Of The ZO2 by Zack Schlemmer

729491

Nike Releases Its First FLYLEATHER Sneaker by Zack Schlemmer

Top Categories

  • Select Category

Archives

Sneaker Archive

MENU