Nike has revealed the finals designs for its upcoming On Air collection. The pairs were created by six local designers from around the world to represent their respective cities: New York, London, Paris, Seoul, Tokyo, and Shanghai.
Now the sportswear giant has announced a release date for each and every city-inspired silhouette included in the capsule, which is slated to hit the SNKRS app on April 13. Check out the six models in more detail here.
Air Max 97 “Shanghai Kaleidoscope” – designed by Cash Ru. It has been remixed to represent clouds floating in the Shanghai sky. The multi-layered design features a translucent material across its upper, minimal red branding, and overlapping pull tabs on the tongue and heel to create a sense of dimension.
The vibrant Air Max 97 “London Summer of Love” designed by Jasmine Lasode, who represented the vibrant colours of summertime in London. Lasode took a more personal approach to her design by using a first date on Primrose Hill as her theme. Notable hits include a gradient Air bubble and “97P” branding stripe running through the mid panel.
Yuta Takuman designed the graphic-heavy of Nike Air Max 1 “Tokyo Maze”, which has been covered in a black-and-white maze graphic to represent the complex Tokyo subway system. Red accents pay homage to the Tokyo Tower, while rainbow laces add another eye-catching pop of color to the otherwise muted design.
The neon-injected Nike Air Max 97 “Neon Seoul” was designed by Gwang Shin. Inspired by the neon signs seen all over the South Korean capital at night, he designed them in a matte black accented by the colours seen on the Taegeuk symbol of Seoul’s flag. A large reflective Swoosh has also been added to the side panel, a feature not commonly seen on the popular retro runner.
The “La Mezcla” Air Max 98 was designed by NYC’s Gabrielle Serrano. His design highlights the diversity of New York City’s population with an upper comprised of different skin tones. It carried out on the insoles that are covered in various flags from around the world. Grey cracked leather wrapping the mud guard salutes NYC’s urban environment, while minimal mint green accents represent the Statue of Liberty.
And finally the tonal looking Nike Air VaporMax Plus “Paris Works in Progress” was designed by Lou Matheron. Photos of a building under construction in Paris inspired Matheron’s design. Grey, blue, and yellow are pulled from the colors seen at the site. Notable hits include an industrial midfoot strap and large yellow Swoosh screwed onto the side panel.
The full Nike 2019 “On Air” collection lands on the SNKRS app April 13 in limited quantity. Prices range from $150 USD for the Air Max 1, $200 USD for the Air Max 97 and Air Max 98 models and $240 USD for the VaporMax Plus.