Nike has been around longer than a lot of us have, and needless to say, there are countless sneaker drops that we've missed out on leaving us only with only retro releases. Look back at how your love for sneakers began, now grab a pair from your collection, if there's one thing we sneakerheads and our shoes have in common, all of us have storied pasts and that's exactly why the Beaverton based sportswear giant prepared the Nike "Evolution of Icons" pack for us. This upcoming ensemble consists of Nike's most iconic silhouettes arranged with various colorways that pay tribute to previous Air Max models, notably from the '90s era.
Official images show these iterations equipped with the Swoosh's in-house cushioning technology, meaning that no matter which one you cop, all-day comfort is guaranteed. In addition, all pairs feature graphic insoles that depict all variants of "Air" emblems from the archive and vintage-inspired coloured TV bars on the branded tongues.
Kicking it off with the helm of the series, the Nike Air Max 90 "EOI" is everything you've ever dreamt of. Introduced all the way back in 1990 by legendary Nike employee Tinker Hatfield, the AM90 is an absolute classic that should belong in every sneakerhead's daily line-up. This latest offering sees a neat blend of pristine white mesh underlays and off-white supple suede overlays, both setting the stage for instantly-recognisable colours to pop. First off, the rubber segment beneath the toes sport a "Hyper Royal" colourway then joined with "Infrared" by the visible Nike Air unit on the midsole. While Nike's world-famous Swoosh logos indulge in "Laser Blue" accents across the sides, the eyestays and rubberised heel badge at the rear are complete with neon "Volt" tones.
Next, we have the Nike Air Max 95 "Light Charcoal". Crafted by Nike designer Sergio Lozano in 1995, the AM95 is widely-loved for its distinctive wavy panels across the sides that took cues from the human anatomy. In this version, the upper showcases alternating overlays of premium suede and synthetic leather textiles in grey hues for a trendy look. Elsewhere, the rope laces and lace loops forefront boast an array of colours, topped off with an embroidered mini Swoosh logo in a shade of volt up front which is an obvious direct nod to its OG "Neon" colorway.
As for the latter, the Nike TN Air Max Plus surfaces in a total corduroy makeover, a total norm-breaker as it traditionally works on an ultra-breathable mesh-constructed upper. The Nike TNs were designed by none other than Sean McDowell and entered the sneaker world in the late '90s. It was the first-ever Nike trainers to introduce Tuned Air technology that appeared in the form of a three-part Nike Air unit strategically placed underneath to support the feet where it needs it the most. Flaunting a blacked-out base with iconic palm tree-reminiscent TPU overlays that we all know and love, a miniature-sized Swoosh emblem tinted in light green graces the lateral and medial sides to deliver a pop of contrast. The lace loops forefront is then organised in the same manner as the aforementioned Air Max 95, finishing the arrangement as a whole.
Regardless of how long you've been present in the sneaker community, all these kicks from the Nike "Evolutions of Icons" series an absolute must-cop for us and so should it be for you if you proudly consider yourself a sneaker lover. As for the release date, the lot is officially launching via Nike UK and select retailers worldwide on March 4th, so let us know which one you manage to get your hands on, and in related news, the Nike Air Max 1 LV8 "Dark Teal Green" & "Obsidian" Are Still Available!