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Nike Air Max 90 x DQM Bacon– 26 Days of Air Max: Day 26

Nike Air Max 90 x DQM Bacon– 26 Days of Air Max: Day 26

When Dave Ortiz opened Dave’s Quality Meat’s (DQM) in the Lower East Side he likely had no clue of the impact that he would soon have on the sneaker world. Elusively carrying the image of a butcher shop on the outside, on the inside, Ortiz’s shop served as a staple New York City skate shop throughout it’s tenure, alongside other local legends such as Supreme. Ending the 26 Days of Air Max series with a true classic, here we take…

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Nike Air Max One x Parra– 26 Days of Air Max: Day 25

Nike Air Max One x Parra– 26 Days of Air Max: Day 25

Amsterdam based artist Parra is well-known for his sneaker collaborations over the years. Parra’s sneaker collaborations never fail to conjure an interest from the sneaker community, see his ‘Cherrywood’ Air Max One collaboration with fellow dutch artist patta, and his bright colored 2018 release is no exception.  Releasing alongside a Zoom Spiridon and track jacket with the same color scheme, the Parra Air Max One sports a very unique look with various colors and patterns throughout. Looking at the graph…

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Nike Air Max 97 Silver Bullet– 26 Days of Air Max: Day 23

Nike Air Max 97 Silver Bullet– 26 Days of Air Max: Day 23

A favorite amongst Air Max enthusiasts, the Air Max 97’s original ‘Silver Bullet’ colorway is a true classic. Designed by sneaker legend Christian Tresser, whose resume consists of working with Reebok, Adidas, and Nike, the Air Max 97 has become a cultural icon across the globe.  Sporting a sleek and futuristic look, it is widely believed that the inspiration for the silhouette was taken from Christan Tresser’s infatuation with Japan’s industrial design and bullet trains (hence the colorway name). However,…

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Nike Air Max x Atmos Animal Pack– 26 Days of Air Max: Day 22

Nike Air Max x Atmos Animal Pack– 26 Days of Air Max: Day 22

Atmos is well known for their neck-breaking Nike Air Max collaborations and their Animal Pack is no exception. Similar to their esteemed “Elephant” and “Safari” pairs, Atmos worked with Nike in 2018 to release the Animal Pack again, providing sneaker enthusiasts with a new 2.0 release.   A remake from their first release in 2007, Atmos’ animal pack consists of an Air Max 1 and Air Max 95 which both feature various wild prints throughout the shoe. Consisting of Tiger, Zebra,…

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Nike Air Max One City Pack– 26 Days of Air Max: Day 21

Nike Air Max One City Pack– 26 Days of Air Max: Day 21

Although Nike has their headquarters based in the United States, they still like to give cities in other countries some love from time to time. In the Air Max One City Pack, released March 2020, Nike formulated two models inspired by the cities of London and Amsterdam– two cities famed for their love of Nike trainers.  Both pairs feature details inspired by their respective city. The Amsterdam pair has an embroidered pattern, in addition to the Nike Swoosh on the…

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Nike Air Max 97 Shanghai Kaleidoscope– 26 Days of Air Max: Day 20

Nike Air Max 97 Shanghai Kaleidoscope– 26 Days of Air Max: Day 20

The Air Max 97 Shanghai Kaleidoscope, designed by Cash Ru, a contestant in Nike’s “On Air” competition, was released in 2019 for Air Max Day alongside 5 other sneakers designed by contestants. Perhaps the most popular of the 6, Ru’s Air Max was inspired by the clouds and sky of his home city of Shanghai.  The pair features many unique details, such as the addition of a plethora of extra pull tabs on the heel and tongue of the shoe,…

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Nike Air Max 90 x KAWS– 26 Days of Air Max: Day 19

Nike Air Max 90 x KAWS– 26 Days of Air Max: Day 19

Brian Donelly, better known as KAWS, made his beginning in graffiti throughout the 90s, using bus shelters and phone booths to display his art. Since making his start in the streets, KAWS now displays his work in museums and galleries across the world. In addition to paintings and sculptures, KAWS has also worked on his fair share of sneakers. KAWS’ sneaker portfolio has incredible depth, consisting of collaborations with DC, BAPE, Marc Jacobs, Vans, Jordan Brand, and Nike, just to…

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Nike Air Max 90 x Atmos ‘Duck Hunter Camo’– 26 Days of Air Max: Day 18

Nike Air Max 90 x Atmos ‘Duck Hunter Camo’– 26 Days of Air Max: Day 18

Japanese sneaker boutique Atmos is well-known within the sneaker community for producing many heavy hitting Air Max collaborations. Throughout the years, Atmos has worked with Nike to produce Air Max models with some interesting patterns including the ‘Elephant’ print, a pattern Nike originally made exclusively for Mr. Michael Jordan himself, the ‘Safari’ print, which has been seen on countless models since, and the ‘Duck Camo’ print, which has also found its way to multiple silhouettes and is often seen used…

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Nike Air Max 2090– 26 Days of Air Max: Day 17

Nike Air Max 2090– 26 Days of Air Max: Day 17

Whenever Nike produces an all new silhouette, sneaker consumers dissect the model, looking at each and every detail, before eventually showing their approval or disapproval with their wallets. In the case of the Air Max 2090, Nike has ended up with a flopped silhouette that is frequently found on clearance shelves donning a 50% off tag.  The Air Max 2090 was released in 2020 for the 30th anniversary of the Air Max 90, a classic Nike silhouette that has stood…

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Nike Air Max 90 x Off-White– 26 Days of Air Max: Day 16

Nike Air Max 90 x Off-White– 26 Days of Air Max: Day 16

In this new-age take on a classic silhouette, Off-White takes the timeless Air Max 90 model, and with the addition of zip ties and inside out construction, turns it into one of the most sought after shoes in the market today. Since releasing the original Off-White Nike Air Max 90 dressed in white with an iced out blue sole, the Swoosh has worked with Virgil to create two additional colorways. One of which is all black with a white swoosh,…

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