Nike’s commitment to advancing Max Air cushioning technology by releasing new signature silhouettes has been a tradition since Tinker Hatfield decided to expose the air-filled cushioning unit through a window in the midsole in the first Air Max running sneaker back in 1987. 2013’s Nike Air Max silhouette featured a full-length Max Air unit that was completely exposed to reveal even the columns within the air unit that provided structure and rigidity. In 2022, Stussy has brought back the Air Max 2013 with a triplet of colorways, including, "Fossil," "Psychic Pink," and, this "Black" pair that features a unique underlay to break away from the monochrome monotony of the other two.
Black mesh and Hyperfuse overlays cover the upper. Underneath the wide holes of the mesh is a gradient of color, going from orange at the toe-box, slowly transitioning to green at the midfoot, and settling for pink at the heel. This sunset-like gradient is a common theme for Air Max silhouettes, recently seen on the Nike Air Max Plus "Brixton." Aside from the white Nike Swoosh hit on the heel of the upper, along with the Stussy and Nike co-branding on the tongue and insole, the rest of the sneaker is done up in black. The wide holes of the mesh on the tongue also expose a the gradient design, while the Stussy logo on the tongue and the Flywire cables pop off with a flash of reflective 3M. All this sits atop a thin black foam midsole and a clear Max Air unit with black columns and a black rubber outsole.
The Stussy x Nike Air Max 2013 Black is set to release on August 5th, 2022. The sneakers will be released on Nike, Stussy, and at select Nike Sportswear retailers for a retail price of $210 in men's sizes. Keep it locked to our Twitter andMobile App to stay up to date on future releases.
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August 5, 2022