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Classics Unboxed: Parra’s Nike Air Max 1 “Amsterdam” Paid Homage To The City’s Infamous Underbelly

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Dutch artist Parra’s Nike Air Max 1 “Amsterdam” collaboration remains one of the most sought after collaborative renditions of Tinker Hatfield’s iconic 1987 visible air runner. Sure, the Parra x Patta x Air Max 1 may be a league above Parra’s individual pair, but this Burgundy, Pink, and Turquoise Blue banger displays Parra’s unique sensibilities and remains to be a true classic.

Initially, this pair was supposed to be inspired by Amsterdam supermarket chain Albert Heijn, until a simple rebrand forced the Dutch self-taught illustrator to ditch that theme for a more vague homage to the city’s infamous nightlife scene and the Red Light District.

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Parra x Nike Air Max 1 ‘Amsterdam’

Color: Brownstone/Blue Reef-Dark Oak
Style Code: 313188-241
Release Date: August 2005 Buy on eBay