So far for 2017, we’ve been seeing the Swoosh give its classic Air Max 90 silhouette a modern Flyknit upgrade. A fusion of old-school design and updated technology, the revamped Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Flyknit continues with its OG-inspired colorways, this time coming in olive. The retro runner features a seamless woven Flyknit upper in marled olive and gray, tonal olive Hyperfuse overlays along the mudguard, gray Swoosh branding, eyelet reinforcements, tongue and branded heel counter badge. A white and gray Air Max sole unit rounds out the nostalgic silhouette, while an olive outsole brings the color scheme full circle. The Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Flyknit Olive will be available at select Swoosh retailers and Nike.com beginning on March 2.
The Shoe Surgeon‘s latest sneaker synthesis takes cues from the highly-coveted COMME des GARÇONS x Nike Dunk High “Clear” colorway and translates it onto the Air Jordan 1 silhouette. This one-off custom AJ1 features an upper constructed of black and white horween leather, CDG-inspired clear vinyl on the panel and vamp, and white reflective 3M detailing throughout. Other details include waxed laces and The Shoe Surgeon branding on the tongue. Take a look at the exclusive creation above and share your thoughts in the comments below.
Following the drop of the Black/White colorway of the Nike Waffle Racer ’17, the silhouette is back to provide a contrasting color scheme for those who want to keep things a little cleaner. This time around, the nylon upper sports a white dominated upper with suede detailing found on its heel and lacing structure. Opposite the white upper is a black Swoosh and heel tab. Nike branding is found on its heel in white in addition to the tongue. Closing it out, you’ll find Nike’s iconic rubber gum waffle outsole supporting a white midsole.
The Nike Waffle Racer ’17 in White/Black is currently available at select retailers such as KITH for $90 USD.
Nike has brought a little military inspiration to the Air Huarache as it’s followed up this month’s clean black and white release with a “Legion Green” edition of the old Tinker Hatfield-designed runner. Here the early ’90s silhouette comes decked out in a monochromatic upper of suede, mesh and neoprene, applying the deep green hue to the entirety of the upper, as well as the TPU support wrap, lining, laces and molded tongue badge. Below, an anthracite-colored midsole and outsole provide some air-cushioned contrast and traction.
The Air Huarache SE “Legion Green” is available now via NSW spots like Titolo.
Earlier this month, Kevin Durant laced up a modified take on his signature KD 9 and now we finally have a proper look at the Elite kicks. More than likely the design Durant will don throughout the upcoming NBA Playoffs, the Zoom KD 9 Elite retains the general aesthetic and full-length Zoom cushioning of the original, but extends the collar — which now appears in a thin stretch fabric instead of Engineered Mesh — skyward a bit while employing thick Dyanmic Flywire cables throughout. If you take a look at the heel of the shoe, you’ll notice the Flywire even extends all the way around the ankle (beneath the thin fabric) for improved support and stability.
Though Nike has yet to officially announce the Zoom KD 9 Elite, the Dark Grey/Sail-Hyper Jade version of the kicks are listed as a February 23 release at Japanese retailers like atmos.