Flyknit looks good on the Nike Air Max 90.
Nike is no stranger to revamping old sneakers. Their tried-and-true method of taking new technology from their performance lines and applying it to classic silhouettes has produced some fire kicks (and some very not-fire kicks). The latest sneaker to follow this trend is decidedly on the dope side of things, as Nike applies its Flyknit fabric to two pairs of Air Max 90s.
Similar to the Air Max 1 Ultra Flyknit, NikeLab’s newest Air Max 90 features a one-piece upper that separates where the different pieces of leather usually appear by applying subtly different colors to the material. There are two pairs in this specific release: an Ocean Fog Blue and a Black.
The Fog Blue 90s features suede side-paneling, while the black 90s use standard leather. Both sit on a white midsole. The addition of Flyknit is especially attractive for the Air Max 90 silhouette because it cuts down on the chunkiness of the shoe, an issue when so many sneakers today have exceptionally trim silhouettes.
You can get these at UK retailer Footpatrol now, although if you can wait they should be making their way stateside in the next couple of months.