• The Nike x Supreme Air Max 96 Marks the Return of an Air Max Icon

  • May 4th, 2021
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The NIKE x SUPREME AIR MAX 96 marks the long-awaited return of this unsung Air Max icon, with an expectedly innovative approach from New York’s finest.

When the Air Max 96 first dropped it had its work cut out to follow the legacy of the previous year’s Air Max 95. Whilst the 95 has gone down in history as one of the most important footwear designs, its successor (also designed by Sergio Lozano) was no runner-up: the teardrop/tooth-shaped panels on the lateral and medial sides were distinctive and original, whilst the sole unit and subtle branding kept things in line with its forerunner. For this new Supreme collaboration, they’ve turned things up to 10: the padded sidewalls that are one of the key elements on the upper of the shoe have been totally stripped out in favour of transparent plastic. Supreme branding features on the tongue and heel and a subtle Safari-style print are used on the heel panels.

The NIKE x SUPREME AIR MAX 96 releases on THURSDAY 6 MAY: click the banner below to check the releases at NIKE ahead of the drop.

Nike x Supreme Air Max 96

Nike x Supreme Air Max 96