In streetwear circles, Ralph Lauren Polo Sport’s “Snow Beach” pullover jacket is as classic as they come, and the 1992 archive piece is reportedly making a return to retail this month. Ahead of the release, Nike Sportswear has readied an Air Max collection with a style that looks like it could be an homage to the coveted Polo staple.
Blending the jacket’s unmistakable blend of navy blue, red and yellow, this new Nike Air Max 1 Premium design doesn’t have any official ties to the Polo jacket, but the similarities will make for a great match. The Air Max includes a canvaslike upper with leather overlays and a heel emblem culled from the Air Max 93’s signature logo.
This isn’t the first time Polo’s sought-after retro design has inspired a pair of kicks. In 2014, Teaneck, N.J.-based sneaker retailer Packer Shoes collaborated with Saucony and record producer Just Blaze for a Grid 9000 style that took a page from the early ‘90s Polo piece.
Along with this style, the Air Max 1 Premium will release with Air Max 93 heel branding with two additional looks in “Elemental Gold/Mineral Yellow” and “Clay Green/Hyper Royal.” All three styles arrive at select Nike Sportswear retailers globally on Jan. 11.
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