Nike Air Max Day 2021: 3 Sneakers We Love
For those who didn't know, Nike Air Max Day—which fell on March 26 this year—is an 'annual holiday' for sneakerheads around the world, where they wait with bated breath for the drop of new Air Max designs. Since the introduction of Nike Air technology with the first pair of Nike Air Max One sneakers in 1987, the American brand has rolled out innumerable reinventions and reinterpretations of the classic design—cementing the shoe as a cultural streetwear icon in present day.
This year, the celebrations have started early with the release of the Air Max Pre-Day, a retro reimagining of Nike's golden-era jogging shoe, including the Daybreak with a radical Nike Air heel unit. And only a few days earlier, one of the biggest names in fashion, Kim Jones, the visionary artistic designer whose first star-studded haute couture show for Fendi stunned the fashion world, unveiled a special-edition design of the Nike Air Max 95, in nostalgic Total Orange and Volt colours. And if that is not enough to build the hype, Nike also lined up a day filled with digital events, from creative workshops, collection tours and expert panels to musical performances and special guest appearances.
But what we're most excited about are these three new sneakers from the line up that just dropped.
Nike Air Max 90 Bacon
The Nike Air Max 90 Bacon colours represent every shade from the stages of cooking this obscenely delicious breakfast staple. This new spring release is a mouth-watering staple for sneakerheads. Dripping in the trendiest colours for this spring, this version of Nike Air Max Bacon, which has already sold out, puts a delectable twist to the iconic classic which was collaborated with now-closed NYC sneaker shop, Dave’s Quality Meat in 2004.
Nike Air Max 1 'Evolution of Icons'
The Air Max 2090 EOI ('Evolution of Icon) is inspired by subtle detailing from Air Max’s legendary family tree such as the Air Max 90, the Air Max 180 and the Air Max BW. The hybrid is part of the season’s larger EOI Pack, which includes variations of the Air Max 270 React EOI and the Air Max Zephyr EOI. Alas, it's also sold out.
Nike Air VaporMax Evo Anthracite
The VaporMax Evo is a bolder exploration of VaporMax style but at a closer look, the silhouette creatively fuses details inspired by classic models like the Air Max 90, Air Max 93 and the Air Max Plus. Inside the box is an accordion-style booklet describing the lineage of the shoes that inspire the colorways, the Evolution of Air Max logos and more.