The Nike Air Max 1 has ceaselessly held a pedestal in the sneaker universe since its inception in 1987, with Tinker Hatfield’s imaginative designs materializing into timeless sneakers. The iconic model, especially in its recent return in the OG Big Bubble form, has dazzled sneakerheads with vibrant, nostalgic, and conceptually rich variations, such as the remarkable release of the OG Sport Red edition on Air Max Day. Navigating through diverse thematic expressions, the latest to stride into the spotlight is the “Chicago,” Nike's heartfelt nod to the venerable Windy City.
A gentle grey and white shading predominates the upper's premium leather and suede construction, interspersed with selective blue accentuations reminiscent of the Air Max 1 London from 2020. The palette and color-blocking exquisitely intertwine, emitting an aura of urbanity befitting the metropolitan tribute. Distinctive touches, such as Chicago’s iconic skyline, gracefully adorn the tongue tag and insole, embedding the city's spirit into the footwear. A blue, reminiscent of the city flag’s hue, gracefully traces the Swoosh, TPU eyelets, and heel, injecting a dose of subdued vibrancy. Notably, the Swoosh shines in a reflective 3M finish. Finalizing the design, the sail Air Max 1 midsole, encasing Tinker Hatfield’s original four-chamber Air unit, is juxtaposed against a black and blue rubber outsole.
The Nike Air Max 1 '86 Chicago will release October 21, 2023, through Nike and select retailers located in Chicago, both online and in-store. Available in men's sizing, the sneaker is priced at $170. Keep it locked to our Twitter and download the Sole Retriever mobile app to stay updated on the latest releases, raffles, news, and more in the sneaker and streetwear world.
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