Sneaker fans who missed out on the release of Sean Wotherspoon’s Nike Air Max 1/97 on Air Max Day (March 26) will have another chance at the model. The vintage shop owner-turned-Nike designer shared an early sample on Instagram.
According to Wotherspoon, the upper will feature a take on the opposite end of the spectrum from the original multicolored design by dressing it in a light blue corduroy. “I’m thinking add some color to the sole, make that air bubble infrared, gotta change the sock liner to yellow, maybe a new color insole?!, fix the denim on the tabs, and do a gradient from light to dark blue instead of all light blue?!?” he wrote.
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First peek at the second wave! Still early on the sample process, and there’s a lot that’s going to change! I’m thinking add some color to the sole, make that air bubble infrared, gotta change the sock liner to yellow, maybe a new color insole?!, fix the denim on the tabs, and do a gradient from light to dark blue instead of all light blue?!? What new patches should I include with this pair?! I couldn’t be happier holding these babies in my hand, can’t wait to see the final sample! So much more dope Nike shit to talk about, can’t wait to tell everyone! 🌊🌊🌊🌊 @nikesportswear @nike
The hybrid takes design cues from the vintage Nike hats of the ’80s. The corduroy upper is created with unfinished edges, which sit atop Air Max 1 tooling.
The Nike Air Max 1/97 SW VF is reselling on the secondary market for approximately $600.
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