In 2018, The Nike: On Air contest brought thousands of participants to workshops in New York City, London, Paris, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo, where locals dreamed up shoe designs inspired by their communities. In May, 18 finalists were narrowed down to six winners (one from each city) who were invited to work alongside Nike designers and developers to bring their designs to life.
The winners’ final shoes were revealed and finally some of the shoes released last weekend and for now you can look out for the Nike Air Max 1 “Tokyo Maze” which is releasing this week.
Designed by Yuta Takuman, this Nike Air Max 1 “Tokyo Maze” is inspired by the seemingly endless multitudes of bright-coloured tube lines that criss-cross and zig-zag between the city.
The upper is awash in embossed patterns: the left foot opts for a white base with black accents, while the right foot flips the script by using black as a base and white as the accenting colour.
Each shoe also features a corresponding-coloured tongue complete with a special badge. The design is then brought together by rainbow-coloured laces, white midfoot Swooshes, red heel branding, and a black midsole with a red Air bubble that acknowledges the iconic Tokyo Tower.
Look out for the Nike Air Max 1 “Tokyo Maze” to release on Friday, 19 April 2019 online at Nike.com, for the retail price of R 2,099.95.