A sneaker that has consistently evolved and adapted over its 36-year tenure, the Nike Air Max 1 is set to embrace the cooler, shorter days of the year with its latest colorway aptly named "Football Grey."
The titular hue, while subtle, has a significant impact on Nike's back catalog. In recent years, this understated blue-grey color has graced various Nike Sportswear models, becoming synonymous with versatile and sophisticated style. The Air Max 1's latest rendition follows this trend, offering a color-blocking that aligns with the silhouette’s most iconic designs.
The mudguards are adorned with the namesake "Football Grey" color, offering a striking contrast against the breathable mesh bases wrapped in crisp "White." This interplay of shades is further enriched by the lighter grey curved panels that stretch from the vamp to the spine. These panels elegantly set the stage for a darker variation of the same hue, prominently featured on the profile swooshes. Additional Nike branding graces the tongue and heel, complementing this palette and continuing the grey theme.
Beneath, the midsole adheres to the upper's color narrative, with an off-white finish encompassing the visible Air unit—a nod to Paris' Centre Pompidou, the architectural inspiration behind the Air Max technology. The sneaker is grounded by a waffle-patterned outsole, which ties together the design with a grayscale arrangement that harmonizes beautifully with the overall aesthetic.
Grab a detailed look at the pair below, and look for these to be available in women's sizing from February 2024 from select retailers like Finish Line.