Often regarded as the best Nike collaborator of all time, Patta started out as a small independent retailer based in Amsterdam. Through endless hard-work, the right connections and a forward-thinking mindset, the brand has turned into a global sensation that has created some of the most highly-coveted Nike releases of all time, not to mention a highly-successful in-house label.
Patta stays true to its roots, still running out of the original retail space in Amsterdam alongside a second store in London’s premium Soho district. We’ve taken a look back over the years and compiled a comprehensive list of every Patta x Nike sneaker ever released!
Parra x Nike Air Max 1 "Amsterdam" - 2005
While the first pair in this list is not strictly a Patta collaboration, it would be a sin not to mention this groundbreaking effort that propelled the Air Max 1 into even further popularity. Dutch artist Parra (easily confused with Patta, who took on an advisory role for this release) first joined forces with Nike in 2005. The duo launched the Parra x Nike Air Max 1 "Amsterdam", and boy was it a success!
The deep red and blue colour combo sets a vibrant mood, while Parra’s signature artwork is featured on the insoles and heels. Only 300 pairs were released and rumour has it a select amount ended up in outlets! These are now some of the most desired AM1’s ever, with resell regularly peaking at over £2000.
Patta x Nike Air Max 90 "Homegrown" - 2006
After two years of operating a successful retail location in central Amsterdam, Patta had easily made a name for itself as a highly reputable member of the streetwear industry. This didn’t go unnoticed, with Nike eventually handing over the opportunity for collaboration to the retailer. For their first ever joint project, the pair chose to work on the legendary Air Max 90 for the Patta x Nike Air Max 90 "Homegrown".
The silhouette was dressed in seriously premium fabrics including suede, tree-leaf detailed leather and smooth nubuck. The clean green colourway (a clear reference to a certain recreational activity) is accentuated with hints of orange, while a white midsole and gum-rubber outsole finish the look neatly. There’s no doubt that this is one of the best AM90’s ever!
Patta x Nike Air Max 1 5th Anniversary "Chlorophyll" - 2009
To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Patta store in Amsterdam, the label partnered with Nike once again to release five different variations of a certain 1987 classic - the Air Max 1. The first of these iconic sneakers to launch is commonly known as the Patta x Nike Air Max 1 5th Anniversary "Chlorophyll".
Neat colour-blocking is used here, referencing Tinker Hatfield’s OG design, while premium details such as the mini-Swoosh at the toe box and Patta embroidery on the tongue have sneakerheads drooling just as much now as they were back then!
Patta x Nike Air Max 1 5th Anniversary "Purple Denim" - 2009
Once again referencing the original Air Max 1 design, the Patta x Nike Air Max 1 5th Anniversary "Purple Denim" dropped alongside the "Chlorophyll" variant, however it’s a hell of a lot harder to track these down now.
Instead of classic Nike suede, this release uses ultra-premium denim for a heritage look that’s designed to age beautifully. These were a Tier Zero release, Nike’s most limited tier at the time, meaning an extremely limited number of pairs were produced.
Patta x Nike Air Max 1 5th Anniversary "5th Anniv" - 2009
To finish 2009 with a bang, Patta managed to squeeze in one more Air Max 1 as part of it’s 5th anniversary celebrations. While it’s two predecessors stayed true to the 1987 design, this aptly titled Patta x Nike Air Max 1 5th Anniversary "5th Anniv" took a contemporary turn.
Premium fabrics were used throughout in typical Patta fashion, with denim, suede and nubuck all making an appearance, while the colour-blocking took on a darker tonal look for a city-ready feel. Production numbers for this pair were much higher than before, making these the most accessible Patta AM1 so far.
Patta x Nike Air Max 1 5th Anniversary "Lucky Green" - 2010
Patta kicked off the new decade by launching another collaborative Air Max 1 almost instantly. Continuing the 5th anniversary pack, the label unveiled the Patta x Nike Air Max 1 "Lucky Green".
This time around the highly-coveted silhouette was almost blacked out, with a white Swoosh and midsole breaking up the look. Technical mesh was used throughout the upper, while green-hued Patta branding appeared on the heels, making for an ultra-premium touch that sent sneakerheads into a frenzy to cop this clean pair!
Patta x Nike Air Max 1 5th Anniversary "Cherrywood" - 2010
After four consecutive releases in two months, Patta and Nike didn’t remain quiet for long. March 2010 saw the duo enlist fellow Dutch creative and close friend Parra to work on a final Air Max 1. The result was the Patta x Nike Air Max 1 "Cherrywood", a pair that is often regarded as the ultimate grail for any collector.
The model was decked out in burgundy suede while asymmetrical Nike Swooshes took pride of place on the lateral and medial sides in red and baby-blue. A colour-blocked outsole completed the look alongside dual-branded tongue tabs for a luxury touch. Under 300 pairs were produced, and these remain one of the most in-demand pairs of Nike’s to ever launch to the public.
Patta x Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke "World Tour" Asia Exclusive - 2017
2017 saw Patta embark on a “world tour”, opening pop-up locations in far-flung corners of the globe to release exclusive products. Alongside limited-edition apparel, the label took advantage of Nike’s bespoke program and created just 80 pairs of luxury Air Force 1’s that were sold across Asia.
Each Patta x Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke "World Tour" Asia Exclusive retailed for a steep $800, though the quality certainly spoke for itself. The whited-out design was crafted from hand-woven canvas, with Patta branding making a subtle appearance on the tongue. They came in a collectors edition box with each shoe contained within a velvet bag.
Patta x Nike Air Span II "Infrared" F&F Exclusive - 2018
Patta delved deep into Nike’s archive in 2018 to add it’s signature touch to the Air Span II with the Patta x Nike Air Span II "Infrared" F&F Exclusive, a retro-look runner that originally launched in 1988.
This collaborative effort was exclusively available to friends and family of the label and showcased the well-loved Infrared colourway that hails from the OG AM90. Patta branding is featured on the tongue while a neat mini-Swoosh is present at the toe box. Surprisingly, these pop up frequently on the resell market and can be purchased for a pretty affordable sum! An additional Team Red/Baroque Brown variant also surfaced but never saw an official release.
Patta x Nike Air Max 95/90 "By You" - 2018
To help kickstart Nike’s newly rebranded “By You” offering (previously titled NikeID), the Oregon-based brand enlisted the help of Patta to create an exclusive and fully customisable hybrid silhouette - the Patta x Nike Air Max 95/90 "By You".
Users were given the option to combine both the Air Max 95 and the Air Max 90, creating two possible options. Each edition was then fully customisable in terms of materials and colourways - meaning thousands of possibilities.
Patta x Nike Air Jordan 7 "Shimmer & Icicle" - 2019
For Patta’s first ever joint effort with Jordan Brand, the highly-coveted label set to work on one of MJ’s lesser seen signature models, the Air Jordan 7, with the Patta x Nike Air Jordan 7 "Shimmer & Icicle".
The AJVII was launched in 1992 and designed by none other than Tinker Hatfield, ditching the visible Air units that had been seen on Jordan releases up until now. The Amsterdam-based retailers launched two natural-hued colourways of the shoe showcasing Patta branding on the midsole. The brownish-pink “Shimmer” rendition launched first in June, while the grey “Icicle” edition followed up in October.