Nike continues its thematic trajectory with a new iteration of the Air Max 1, mirroring the aesthetic of a recently unveiled Dunk Low, and part of a wider Nike Sportswear series.
Taking a leaf from the Dunk Low's playbook, the Air Max 1 boasts a pristine white canvas upper juxtaposed with a series of grey overlays. The layering gets intricate with light bone leathers gracing the midfoot, while tonal nubuck is meticulously applied to the vamp and heel. The mid-grey nubuck mudguard overlay seamlessly ties in with the overarching greyscale theme, rendering the sneaker an embodiment of monochromatic sophistication.
Supporting details continue the monochrome mantra. White Swooshes starkly contrast the greyscale, further accentuated by matching tongues, liners, and immaculate sole units. But it's not all black and white – or should we say, greyscale. A sudden splash of navy blue at the modified tongue and heel branding introduces an unexpected twist, adding depth to the shoe's character. While fresh to 2023, this touch of navy harks back to several retooled releases from earlier this summer, signaling Nike's intent to weave continuity into its seasonal story.
Grab a detailed look at the pairs below, and look for these to land on Nike.com on December 4th, 2023, for $160.