The 20th anniversary of the Nike Air Max 98 this year is bringing a variety of new and OG styles back to life, and the runner’s new take is introduced in this sail/cream theme, but with a luxurious twist. A snakeskin mudguard overlay highlights the design, along with a sepia stone accent seen throughout the upper. White mesh and nubuck add on to the build, followed by a matching Air Max sole to complete its design altogether.
Back in the middle of March, we introduced you to four new versions of the Nike Air Max 98 silhouette, including the Sepia Stone-colored “Snakeskin” variety that you see here. Ushering in a simplistic color scheme, its namesake comes from the scaly make-up that you see on its mudguard. Snakeskin has dressed up this particular silhouette in Nike’s arsenal in the past, as it highlighted 2016′s four-piece Supreme collection in another “Sail” color scheme. This time around, the reptile print is much more subtle than the aforementioned Supreme partnership, but it still adds a touch of luxury to the increasingly popular Air Max model.
With Air Max Day just around the corner, the jewel of this year’s celebration is undeniably Sean Wotherspoon‘s Nike Air Max 1/97. Winner of 2017′s Vote Forward event, the collaborative shoe has become highly sought-after in the sneaker world following a limited quantity release last November.
The chase for the Nike Air Max 97/1 is on, and shops across the globe are resorting to raffles in order to distribute their pairs in a safe and secure manner. Shop HNY is injecting a bit of fun into their raffle release with their “Wear Your Air” event, which encourages shoppers to come through to the shop on Thursday, March 22nd with their hottest Air Maxes in their collections. The shoes will then be photographed, and the best Air Maxes will be chosen by the staff – which in turn allows those individuals access to purchase the coveted shoes that officially release on March 26th. You can find full details of the event on their Instagram page.
If you’re not near the Shop HNY page, you can always win a free pair by entering our giveaway. Additionally, our Where To Buy guide for the Nike Air Max 97/1 SW page will be up later this week.
Inspired by the mix and match aesthetics of thrift stores, the Sean Wotherspoon x Nike Air Max 1/97 mixes the uppers of the Air Max 97 with the Air Max 1 done in textured corduroy. With a pure white midsole breaking up the matching multicolor look found on the outsole.
Set to release in the U.S. March 26 and overseas March 24, take a look at the official store for the Sean Wotherspoon x Nike Air Max 1/97 drop below.