When you think of Nike, there’s a massive chance that you’ve also got Air technology in mind. Regarded by many as the best cushioning unit around, it’s crazy to think that there was a time when it didn’t even exist. Back in 1977, NASA aerospace engineer Marion Frank Rudy approached the Beaverton footwear company with the idea of fitting an “airbag” onto a shoe. While Phil Knight thought that this was absolutely ridiculous at the time, the concept started growing on him. After much trial and error they invented Air, and 45 years later, we’re celebrating Rudy’s work with the Nike Air Max 90 "Marion Frank Rudy."
Featuring an extremely clean summit white color palette, the AM 90 "M. Frank Rudy" boasts plush mesh paneling on the toe box and ankle area, while smooth leather wraps around the rest of the upper. Buttery suede mudguards embrace the sides of the Air Max 90, while the silhouette’s eyelets and heel badge are done up in the signature ribbed rubber style. Down below, the Air bubble is printed with “Est. 1990” as a nod to the year the Air Max 90 debuted, and of course, you can’t talk about this special edition colorway without mentioning the aglets that have “M. Frank Rudy” printed on them in a typewriter-style font.
The Nike Air Max 90 Marion Frank Rudy is set to release in Holiday 2022. It will drop at Nike, via the SNKRS app, and at select retailers worldwide, both online and in-store. Coming in men's sizes, retail is set $140. Keep it locked to our Twitter andMobile App to stay up to date on future releases.
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