Making an extremely welcomed comeback this month, the CLOT Air Max 1 ‘Kiss of Death’ is a pair that has left Air Max enthusiasts enamored since their original release back in 2006.
Perhaps the most noticeable feature of the CLOT Air Max 1 is the toe box, which is completely see through, allowing the user to completely change the look of the shoe with their socks– or a less popular, and sometimes frowned upon look, barefoot. We have seen this feature before on multiple Nike shoes throughout the years such as the ‘Invisible Woman’ AF1 from 2006 and CDG Dunks from 2017. This see-through look is also evident in Virgil Abloh’s Nike x Off White collabs and Nike’s newer React Element 87 silhouette.
CLOT founders Edison Chen and Kevin Poon have worked on numerous collaborations with Nike and Jordan Brand since their inaugural Air Max 1. Notable pairs include their silky Air Force 1s and recent Terracata Jordan series with the XIII, XIV, and XXXV.
In the graph above we take a look at StockX sales data (since 2016) for the 2006 release of the ‘Kiss of Death’ Air Max One. If this is any indication of how the 2021 recreation will perform in the resale market, then collectors will want to scoop up the new pairs now. However, it does appear that prices for the OG are going down with the approach of the recently announced re-release.