When compared to its older siblings, the Nike Air Max 98 has had a generally quiet retro cycle since its debut in the 90s, but the past two years – especially 2019 – has seen a steady release cycle for the the sneaker once considered a commercial flop. From limited, Jamaican-dancehall-inspired editions to in-line, colorful iterations, the Swoosh has really used the Air Max 98 as a canvas to offer something for everyone, and it continues to fuel the 98 model’s second life with a new “Starfish” colorway. The women’s-exclusive-release keeps all of the Sergio Lazone-designed features in-tact, but decorates the shoe in a mood-boosting color scheme: silver makes its way onto the synthetic upper, with red-and-blue stitching accenting the heel. The same red and blue colors appear on the lace holders and leather overlays, but the star of the show is the punchy orange found on the heel tab, outsole, and all Nike branding that Beaverton has officially dubbed “Starfish.” If you’re looking to add to (or start) your Air Max collection, check the store list below.
Nike Air Max 98 “Starfish”
Release Date: December 5, 2019
Color: White/Starfish-Wolf Grey-Gym Red
Style Code: CQ3990-100
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