Designed to truly celebrate the Lunar New Year, the Nike Air Max 1 Premium "Chinese New Year" is just one of over a dozen styles released by the brand in celebration of the holiday. Imbued with details that are designed to make a statement, this AM1 takes its inspiration from traditional Chinese porcelain bowls.
So, let’s unpack this vivid sneaker. The upper comes coated in a semi-glossy sheen that nods to the gloss found on the decorative bowls. A range of patterns can be found on this Air Max 1; a butterfly print is on the heel, dragon scales are on the lace panel and Chinese coins are stamped into the sides. Nike’s iconic Swoosh logo comes in bright patent pink and the toe box is finished off in breathable denim. The theme that ties all the prints together: each and every one can be found on the bowls that inspired the shoe.
The bottom half of the sneaker stays true to the original design. It’s fitted with an exposed Air cushioning unit that delivers on comfort and bounce. Rounding off the whole design is a slogan written in Chinese characters that directly translates to, “Nike Official Kiln” which nods to the hand-fired finish of the porcelain.
Due to release on the 18th January on Nike SNEAKRS China, the Nike Air Max 1 “Chinese New Year” is an absolute essential if you’re looking to celebrate CNY in style. A European release has yet to be confirmed, so make sure you it locked at The Sole Supplier and we'll let you know as soon as it rolls in!