One of these wild creations will come to fruition.
In celebration of Air Max Day, Nike has reached out to 12 RevolutionAIRS to help reimagine the future of the Air Max with the help of Nike's design team, and one lucky creator will have their concept turned into a reality.
The RevolutionAIRS include Alexandra Hackett (London), Artemy Lebedev (Moscow), Bunyamin Aydin (Istanbul), Celement Balvoine (Amsterdam), Fabikr (Seoul), Kyle Ng (Los Angeles), Lourdes Villagómez (Mexico City), Naotaka Konno (Tokyo), Sean Wotherspoon (Los Angeles), Shangguan Zhe (Shanghai), Tianzhuo Chen (Beijing), and Venus X (New York).
Voting will begin on Saturday, March 18th, via Nike.com or through the Nike+ SNKRS app in North America, and conclude on March 25th. The winner will be announced on Air Max Day on March 26th, and that shoe will be releasing in 2018.
Check out the description of each of the designs below, per Nike,
Alexandra Hackett (London)
Hackett’s shoe combines elements from the Air Max 1, 90, 180, 93, 95, 97, Plus, 360 and 2015.
Artemy Lebedev, Moscow
Lebedev’s shoe pairs the Air Max 97 silhouette with a blacked-out, reflective upper and a zip-up shroud covering the laces.
Bunyamin Aydin, Istanbul
Aydin’s shoe reflects Eastern cultural history by combining artisanal textures with contemporary digital printing.
Clement Balavoine, Amsterdam
Balavoine’s shoe draws inspiration from the upper of the Air Max 90 and the tongue and tooling of the Air Max 97, with additional details like cryptic numbers printed on the airbag.
Fabrikr’s shoe is inspired by sneakerheads wrapping their shoes in plastic, as well as the morning fog at Nike WHQ. It places transparent material on the upper of the OG red and white Air Max 1.
Kyle Ng, Los Angeles
Ng’s Air Max 1 Ultra Flyknit has hand-painted, neutral colors and hints of infrared with a heel that reads, “Give a damn,” in support of expression and empathy.
Lourdes Villagomez, Mexico City
Villagómez’s Air Max 1 x Air Max 90 hybrid is inspired by the vibrance of the Quetzal bird found in the forests of Central America.
Naotaka Konno, Tokyo
Konno’s shoe combines a Flyknit upper and Air Max 97 airbag with inspiration from Tokyo’s club scene and street culture.
Sean Wotherspoon, Los Angeles
Wotherspoon’s Air Max 97 x Air Max 1 hybrid is inspired by vintage Nike hats from the ‘80s.
Shangguan Zhe, Shanghai
Zhe’s shoe has an upper featuring a pattern inspired by the wings of Dragon Flies, one of the lightest creatures found in nature.
Chen Tianzhuo, Beijing
Tianzhuo’s shoe draws inspiration from ski boots, bugs, plate armor, and the KOBE IX Elite.
Venus X, New York
Venus X’s shoe pairs an Air Max 97 upper — in the classic Air Max Plus colorway — with bold lettering on the toe and leg.